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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

168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Chaz on 10-14-2007

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

Photo of mikerieder
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
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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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of kalebharris
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Bear1964
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of peoplewithhands
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Medium brown body, which is incredibly clear, has a slight ruby tint. Thin, cream colored head leaves no lacing. Carbonation is dismal.

Aroma:
Simpe and a bit boring. Sweet caramel presense and a bit of grain and maybe sweet corn. Very light hop chracter lend a citrusy tinge. Interesting cola character also comes and goes.

Taste:
Again, simple is the theme here. Great balance with a very light bitterness right up front that disappears quickly revealing a moderately sweet, caramel malt. Slight doughiness.

Mouthfeel:
It's a fairly smooth, medium-bodied brown. Decent carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall:
This is a good brown ale, but there is nothing about it that screams at you for attention. Brown ales are far from my favorite style, but I try and review to the style, so keep that in mind. Easy to drink and inoffensive, worthy of consideration, but their are better browns avaiable.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On first impressions whilst sat at the airport Surdyks bar. I enjoyed this Braun / Brown Ale. It was a bit on the lighter end of the color spectrum for what I've come to expect with an Americanized Brown Ale. I'd guess this is going for a more traditional English take on it, except for it's been Americanized for abv's. I also noticed that it was quite a bit more interested in acidity than being nutty and caramel-ish. So, I think I probably should've paired it with some kind of noshable to provide contrast.
All that said. This would probably make for a gentle lover of a cool weather beer if it was served as a Real Ale.
Would definitely try it again, and maybe get a session in with it to really test drive it if I would get the opportunity.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Ring Neck Braun Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
85 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.