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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
12oz bottle from Sicilianoís Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a clear, deeper brown colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and nuts with a touch of molasses. A bit of a wet cereal, a hint of fruit, and a light chocolate. Flavor is similar. Nutty caramel and some chocolate up front with a touch of biscuity cereal malts. Some toffee comes in as this finishes with a light, but balanced earthy bitterness that accompanies the malt sweetness nicely. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid, well balanced, easy drinking brown ale. Nutty caramels, a light chocolate, a hint of fruit, and a balanced earthy bitterness making this pretty enjoyable. This was not exceptional, but it was very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
pours a beautiful deep chestnut color with a thin, off-white head. nose is heavy with brown sugar, toffee, nuttiness, and a light butterscotch. flavor is similar to aroma, with a bit of breadiness and dark fruit. nice and light, oily with a light bubbliness in the finish. finish is long, with a sweet maple syrup-like flavor balanced by walnut and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6026) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of light chocolate, caramel, fruit, and nuts. It pours a transparent (when held to the light) brownish-red with a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a soapy film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light chocolate and caramel. The finish has some fruitiness and some light roasted nuts. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, an okay Brown Ale, but the fruitiness seems slightly out of place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
(bottle 6/12/11). Clear brown color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate chocolate aroma. Flavor of the same, with light toast/malt. Avg duration. Dry finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours a dark ruby-brown, little head to speak of. Aroma is heavy with nuts, fruit, and biscuity malt notes. Smooth, creamy, low on the carbonation but without coming across as flat. Nice sweet nuttiness up front, finishing with biscuit and chocolate notes, without much in the way of hop bittering. Pretty damn tasty and not at all what Iíd expected from the bottle. My first from these brewers and certainly wonít be my last.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 24, 2011
The aroma of the Braun Ale is very similar to oatmeal, with some caramel, and a very faint hint of pine as well. Itís not incredibly complex on the nose, but when sipping, the aroma comes through stronger. The palate is very smooth and also full bodied. Overall, a quite impressive beer in a style that Iím usually apathetic about. Try it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pour from a12 oz bottle. Deep brwon brew iwth very thin head. Very light carbonation. Great aroma of malt, roasted malt, fruit, and nuts. Taste is sweet malt start with nutty overtones and hints of fruit, a little of the fuggles hops assert themselves in the finish. Palate is good but could do with a little more carbonation - maybe the bottles I got were a little flat. As is, a very fine brown ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
One of my personal favorite brown ales. Easy drinking, and delicious!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Brown color with thin body and modest head. Aroma and taste were a unique combination of toasted, sweet, bitter and a touch of sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4 Aug 2011, bottle. med amber, clear, some bubbles. sweet malt, honey, maybe some maple syrup. thin/med body and slightly fizzy. sweet malty, faintly nutty, a little maple syrup. nice enough.

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