Ring Neck Braun Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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193 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

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 DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MikeWard
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of peoplewithhands
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
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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Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of alphagnome
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
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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Photo of architects
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of skynyrdbyrd
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
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 -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of stpjames
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ragnarok88
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mkh895
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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