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Ring Neck Braun Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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BA SCORE
86
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chaz on 10-14-2007)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Light chocolate, caramel, toast and a hint of plum on the nose. Pours brilliant brown under a 1” off-white foam cap with a slight brown tint. The palate follows the nose with traces of nuts and chocolate over lightly toasted grain and bright fruit. A semi-sweet beginning leads to a drying finish. Very creamy with slightly above average carbonation and a medium body.

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In honor of pheasant season here in South Dakota, I will try the Ring Neck!

Appearance (3.5) : Ummm. (I literally said that out loud). This was disappointing. Almost no head to speak of, except for about 1/2 finger. Did I get a dud? What's there is sticking around though, so maybe not. (When I cracked the bottle there was less hiss than I'm accustomed to.) The body is a cranberry/chestnut color with 80% opacity. The head is now leaving some lace around the glass, so I guess I have some hope here.

Aroma (4.25) : Chocolate right off the bat, with roasted chestnut, black licorice, roasted malt, and some faint coffee bitterness. The aroma is also indicating spice to me as well, although I'm not sure what sort. Bouquet is medium-loud.

Taste (4.25) : Good. Smooth and divine. Very creamy, very malty (but yet still balanced). The roast flavors and chocolate come out quite a bit in this beer. A faint licorice flavor trails behind, ending with more of the unknown spice (it's licorice-y). The hop flavor is more in tune with a flavored coffee bean, which I don't mind at all.

Mouthfeel (4.25) : Very creamy, lightly buttery, very lightly oily, ending smooth and rich. It's about medium bodied yet still bold.

Overall (4.13) : Thought this one was gonna be a tanker for sure. Guess I was pleasantly surprised. The appearance is obviously the weakest link in this chain, but the other categories more than make up for that. It's a great beer, worthy of a sixer, too.

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4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ring Neck Braun Ale pours a brownish color, with a large lacing head. There is a bold aroma aroma, with big notes of nuts. Creamy flavor, nice malty backbone, big nut flavors, and subtle hints of chocolate and raspberry. Good full flavors, good body. Overall a very nice creamy and flavored brown ale.

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4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a slightly reddish tint. half finger of off white head that fades to almost nothing. Light lacing. I would prefer more retention.

Smell: pleasantly deep, but sweet with notes of Apricot and maple. a tad Boozy.

Taste: caramel flavor that slowly builds in depth and complexity

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fizzy.

Overall: I am often dissapointed with brown ales because they will deliver a simple maple sweetness without depth or complexity. This brown ale, however, has scrumptuous depth to its sweet complex flavor. I would definitely have more of this. In fact I think I'll have more now!

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Ring Neck Braun Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.