JK (4843) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellar’s 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.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a small ring of bubbles.
Smell: Mild, chocolatey aroma with a hint of biscuit, caramel, nuts, and even some spearmint.
Taste: Caramel malts with some light hints of chocolate and nuts. Soft, earthy bitterness. Dry, minty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A pretty average, though drinkable brown ale.
cheap (4437) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big thanks to Probiere for getting me this brew I otherwise would never have tasted! Brown 12 oz bottle. Pour is nice and dark brown with a thin scummy top, no head. No gunk on the bottom of this bottle even tho it doew appear to be a little hazy, wait, maybe thats fog on my glass. Malty choco aroma. Medium strong yet choco malty on the first taste too. During the commencement, the alky content is not quite apparent as 6.7%. While into the session roasty flavors continue with an initial alky shock that hangs for just a moment or two after each slug. Some carbonation in there. Almost done and still don’t think this is above 6%. Not bad overall.
wlajwl (4336) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decently malty flavor, overall not a bad brown ale and a pretty good offering from Brau Brothers.
SSSteve (3905) - - DEC 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
brown with a small head. chocolate, caramel, raisins, and coffee in aroma. flavor was stingy coffee beans. malty. bockish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmm, ringneck Braun… as in that bum cheater Ryan Braun? I’m sure it’s not but the name alone made me hesitant to try it. Upon opening, the beer is the absolute antithesis of Ryan Braun and gushed out of the bottle before I could get it over the sink or glass. Braun is perhaps the slowest and most boring pre at bat hitter in major league history and makes Mike Hargrove (the human rain delay) look fast. The beer pours a cherrywood brown with a mammoth brown crown that fades slowly. That aroma is grainy and sour with nuts, malt and caramel in the background. The taste is overly sweet with chocolate, nuts, a bit of breadiness and I do detect some raspberry as well. The body is a touch too sudsy and unbalanced as the 2012 Brewers Lineup with the sweetness lasting long after each sip. Perhaps my hatred for Ryan Braun has come through a bit too much, but this malt bomb of a beer just isn’t my thing.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Below average brown ale. Thin mouthfeel, and moderate off-flavors. Tastes like it’s been sitting around for too long, but that doesn’t appear to be the case here.
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful reddish brown color with a very small well retained head. The aroma is fruity and very nutty with a bit of toffee and leaf rot with just a tad hint of chlorine. The flavor is strong with molasses up front but this gives way to all sorts of pleasantries like cocoa and vanilla, nuttiness and roastiness.... just tons of malt flavor without being really sweet at all. The beer is moderately bitter but really well balanced.
Just the best Brau Brothers beer I’ve had yet, the best one by a mile.