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Ring Neck Braun Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Ring Neck Braun AleRing Neck Braun Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -47.4%

12-19-2012 19:05:29 | More by King_KongDCO93
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

01-04-2012 02:08:50 | More by IdrinkGas
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Metz

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

08-21-2013 20:37:13 | More by Metz
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mkh895

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

06-26-2013 01:56:40 | More by mkh895
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KAF

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

01-23-2012 21:35:41 | More by KAF
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.61/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a burnt sienna brown color. Some tan froth.

(S)- A slightly smoky oatmeal and cocoa driven profile. Slight hint at a rustic nuttiness.

(T)- A bit of a honey and nutty sweetness to it overall.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. Quite sweet overall with a mellow nuttiness.

(O)- A bit sweet, particularly for the english variety

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 17:00:32 | More by sweemzander
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

05-09-2014 04:01:37 | More by Knapp85
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-16-2013 16:16:28 | More by sgttibbs
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melikesbeer

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-03-2011 03:18:19 | More by melikesbeer
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-24-2012 14:00:50 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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TStout

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-06-2012 02:48:14 | More by TStout
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-13-2014 20:31:08 | More by mattmarka1
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-04-2014 05:38:45 | More by Beerlover
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a layer of beige tan head. Color is a clear copper brown.

Aroma: Toasted oats, nuts, caramel, toffee, and raspberries. A pleasant nose.

Taste: A big amount of toasted oats, followed by the similar flavors in the nose. Really nutty. Some chocolate. Ends a bit bland.

Mouthfeel: Toasty and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a little charred and bland.

Overall, I liked the nose the best, but the taste and mouthfeel dropped off a bit. Very average.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 01:37:42 | More by mothman
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herman77

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Light to medium brown with a bone white head that dissipates quickly. Fairly clear appearance, just a touch of sediment. No lacing.

S: Nutty and toffee malt. Big hints of chocolate.

T: Lots of carmel and chocolate. A hint of cherry/raspberry sweetness. Finishes very smooth with a subtle malt sweetness. Very malt forward, just a hint of bitterness near the end. A little too chocolaty and sugary/carmel sweet for my taste. It seems like the flavoring is too artificial.

M/D: Medium to lighter body, lighter carbonation, fairly smooth feel as it rolls around the tongue. Drinkability is not the greatest. I grow tired of this pretty quick. Too much fake chocolaty and fruity flavoring.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 22:34:06 | More by herman77
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jt31914

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle

A: Brown with little to no head or lacing. Not very carbonated.

S: Coffee and dark chocolate malt aromas.

T: Taste is char flavor with coffee malts and a little oakish flavor. A bit watery on the finish.

D/M: Very drinkable with a nice bubbly mouthfeel.

Overall this is decent, drinkable, but mostly average.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 22:35:30 | More by jt31914
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mahogany with some ruby tones. Quickly disappearing head. Nose- expected brown malt smell along with a raspberry concentrate smell. Taste- biscuity malts and ripe raspberries. Finishes too quick- not much complexity on the back end. Light hopping. Good cabonation. Beer is somewhat sour as you get into it.Decent effort.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2007 00:14:51 | More by oakbluff
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Csnowbrown


3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-01-2012 23:37:48 | More by Csnowbrown
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-09-2014 03:02:25 | More by jzeilinger
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-17-2013 04:21:38 | More by Chucker17
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-22-2013 04:20:08 | More by XmnwildX12
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oline73

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown with a half finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Lots of dark fruit with some brown sugar and slightly sweet grain. Definitely a malt forward beer.

Taste: The taste doesn't live up to the smell if you ask me. The bitterness is a bit too strong and overpowers the sweeter notes. There is a slightly tart dark fruit note in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with large bubbles and a dry finish.

Overall: This one was a bit too bitter for me. Smells quite nice, but I don't think I'd look this way again if I want a brown.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 19:07:04 | More by oline73
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superspak

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours with instant head that takes forever to settle. Hazy reddish brown color with a very dense 2 finger off white head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick soapy lacing on the glass, with a ton of carbonation streaming up. This is probably infected. Aromas of huge apple skins, caramel, molasses, toasted malt, bread, light chocolate, and light herbal hops. Way over the top apple notes makes finding anything else difficult. Taste of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, brown sugar, light herbal hops, and light fruitiness. No bitterness on the finish with lingering notes of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, toast, nuttiness, and light herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of malty flavors with no cloying sweetness. Low noticeable infection traits in the flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming after the finish noticed. Overall, despite the obvious infection, this was still a pretty tasty brown ale. Good balance of some pretty robust flavors, and quite easy to drink. I am sure this is a great beer without bugs in it.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 03:36:14 | More by superspak
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DaCheesehead

Iowa

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle: Aroma is malty, caramel, slight chocolate cake notes, slightly roasted, not much hops here but very fiantly detectable with light grassy notes. Appearance is a muddy brown with a medium to low tan head that diminishes into a soapy film. Taste is sweet malts with a slight graininess, lightly bitter, and more of the chocolate and caramel note coming out in the backing. Palate is medium bodies, creamy and slightly thick, nice carbonation with a nice bitter finish. Overall, Nice offering as a brown ale. I would drink this agian. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 21:06:26 | More by DaCheesehead
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: The off-white head builds to about a finger’s worth of foam. Lace starts at the side of the glass, but it dissipates quickly and leaves little behind. The color of this beer is nice though, mahogany with amber highlights.

Smell: There is the bread malt smell that is usually found in brown ales. However, it is pretty tame and not near big enough. I am trying really hard to find raspberry or chocolate notes like the bottle suggests should be there, but no luck.

Taste: The heavy and sweet bread malt flavor is here in spades. The after taste is just plain strange though. It is sour, but not bitter sour like what you would get from a hoppy finish. It must be from the raspberry that is in here. Although,

I can’t really distinguish raspberry or chocolate flavor. Because it does a nice job of carrying a good malted brown ale flavor through the drink, it isn’t bad. But it’s not as complex as I was expecting or as the bottle said it was going to be.

Mouth feel: It is very smooth and medium bodied. None of the flavors linger long except for that weird sourness, not doing anything good for the beer there.

Overall: I am very partial to brown ales, but this one wasn’t nearly what I was hoping for or expecting. There is certainly a nice brown ale base, but it just kind of goes downhill from there. I am willing to give this one another go sometime down the road because I usually enjoy Brau Brothers offerings, but for now, I’ll have to call it a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 15:29:27 | More by Pintofbrown
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Ring Neck Braun Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
85 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.