Ring Neck Braun Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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86
very good
193 Ratings
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Ring Neck Braun AleRing Neck Braun Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
braubrothersbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Chaz on 10-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.8%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
19
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of PMarcy78
2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of chocolate, slight yeast, slight oatmeal, alcohol, hint of wood, and a hint of dark citrus. Fits the style of an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of chocolate, slight yeast, hint of roasted malt, slight oatmeal, alcohol, and a hint of wood. Overall, weak appearance, but good complexity, aroma, and body. The blend isn't great either, but the oddity is intriguing rather than disappointing.

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Photo of Miami66
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frasergrove
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mgcarney
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lupigrant
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of darentson
2.68/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Disclaimer: I blew it, I let everybody down. I did not pour but drank straight from the bottle. A pour would have lent a slightly different experience, but wouldn't have changed the nature of the beer enough. For that reason I gave it a 5, as it would be unfair to rate the look as seen through brown glass.

Smell: In a word, forgettable. The aroma is mostly fruity, with a hint of caramel. While there isn't much to it, the aroma is pleasant.

Taste: Sadly, as forgettable. Very bland from start to finish. Speaking of, there isn't much of a finish. I could detect some nuttiness, as well as subtle hints of raspberry and chocolate as the description claims. However those hints were very distant. The flavor just seems to abruptly drop off rather than provide much of a finish.

Feel: Medium/light. The beer was very smooth with noticeable, but limited carbonation. As far as I'm concerned, the light character works well if the carbonation was boosted a skosh.

Overall: All told, it is an inoffensive, drinkable beer that won't fill you up. While the flavor and experience is largely pleasant, I leave wanting more from it. The ultimate downside is there is little to pull you in, and even less to bring you back.

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Photo of Duff27
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
2.27/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

This beer pours a quite hazy muddy brown color with a fizzy but small head. The nose leads with a sweet, caramelized bread, followed by hint of chocolate. The flavor is really quite sweet, with notes of chocolate, golden raisin, and sweet brown bread. The mouthfeel is full and sticky. This really does not hit the notes I am looking for in a brown ale, it is too full, much too sweet, and out of balance. I could not get through the whole thing. I am not saying it is terrible, but it is just not working for me.

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kbeck001
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I can taste a hint of chocolate! Awesome ale!

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsaffert
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBry
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boinknet
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malty_Hopper
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mill3859
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A very nice english brown Ale, hits the spot!

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Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Ring Neck Braun Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
3.84 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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