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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Ring Neck Braun Ale is the initial offering in the Brau Single Batch Series of beers. A perfect autumn ale, this big double nut brown ale is dry and fruity, yet surprisingly drinkable. Nutty flavor is derived from both biscuit malt and toasted oats. A hint of raspberry and classic British hops round out this mild and complex brown ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2007
On tap. Aroma of caramel, nuts, some roastiness. Good flavor, solid enough bitterness to let you know itís there. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2007
This was from a tasting but I have another bottle in the garage. Very smokey flavor, well rounded flavor, notes of nuts and roastedness, dry. Brown. O.k. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2007
[Bottle] Pours clear brown with a light tan head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malt--not bad at all. Taste of coffee, cocoa, and malt with a sort of strange finish that could be the raspberry. Medium-thin. Not very carbonated. This was ok--but as I have found Brau Brotherís beers to be much better on tap, Iíll have to rerate one at a bar some time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (840) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Friend of mine gave me a bottle on the day it was released. Pheasant season opener 2007. Very nutty flavor with strong chocolatey tones. A lot more complex than I thought it would be. Impressed and canít wait to visit the Brauhaus sometime and taste all there selections.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Cellarís tasting. Dark brown color with a thin head. Chalky and slightly nutty aroma. Lots of dry chocolate, nut and bone dry malt taste. Really quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Autumn Brew Review í07
Out of the many high gravity brews I sampled, this beer was against that mold. However, what I sampled was a nice brown ale that was surprisingly complex. What I discovered was flavors of caramel malt, some dried fruit, and a roasted nut background. Very solid. Besides the doppelbock, I would consider this my second favorite Brau bros. brew to date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Draft ABR 07. Pours a nice deep brownish almost orange color, with a nice very light tan head. Nice nutty roasted sweet malt on the nose with a hint of sweet ripe fruit. Nice medium bodied beer with a slight nuttiness and a good dose of sweet caramel malt. Unfortunately this beer was overpowered by all the imperial, and barrel ageds at the fest, but when it is bottled people should definately reapproach it, as it was a very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Sampled on draught at the ABR 07 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that has good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of fruity caramel malt, a touch of dark berries, some roasted nuts with some yeast funk. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of roasted caramel malt, some light berries and roasted nuts. Finish is slightly gritty/grainy with a fruity aftertaste that quickly disappears. Actually, not too bad for a brown ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Copper color. Malt aroma. Not really complex, with mild malt flavor, just a hint of nuts, and unprocessed grain, and sadly light chemical flavor. An OK session beer.
Earlier Rating: 10/8/2005 Total Score: 2.8
A better than average brown ale. There is a light smoke aroma that includes oatmeal. Heavy palate, and a simple brown color.


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