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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4544) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
A mediocre brown but spectacular compared to the pale ale. Nutty and mildy roasted with a residual sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap. Lovely beer that caught my eye across the room. Caramel and yeast on the nose. Sweet flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1693) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, pours brown with an off white head, tastes of roasted nuts, malt, and caramel, pretty smooth and drinks easy, nice brown ale

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 average brown ale...i thought this would be a lot tastier like previous brau bros beers i have tried...a little recipe tweaking and this could be real good.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Below average brown ale. Thin mouthfeel, and moderate off-flavors. Tastes like its been sitting around for too long, but that doesnt appear to be the case here.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonmac (1188) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Large mug poured at Lyons Pub. Copper in color with small head. Smell is like a syrupy, old coffee left out for too long. Taste is...not good. Something really unpleasant...maybe burnt sugar mixed with bitters. There are some sour fruit elements. Not much complexity or enjoyment with this option. Avoid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
A surprisingly good brown ale and very unique too. Aromas of strawberry and bubblegum. A touch of sour cherry too. Smooth nutty flavors to go along with sour fruit notes. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigtaster (965) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Brown black color almost color of a great root beer, head is tan with some frothy bubbles. Anise, chocolate, smoke in the aroma. Medium to light body, flavors are melded together, anise, chocolate, sweet dark malts, balanced finish. This is tasty but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Single bottle from HyVee. For a "single batch" beer, it sure gets around. I chose a Nonick pint to pour it into; comes out a rather yellowish brown. Smell is lots of brown roast malts, some nuttiness, and even a hint of coffee. Head dwindles quickly to a scrum. Taste is loaded with nut brown malts with a bit of peat. Some earthy and herbal English hops take the usual ale esters out of consideration. A big mouthful of flavor makes it easy to simply enjoy one and put the rest away for later. Not too much later, I get the feeling this would not age well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark cola brown with off white/tan head. Nose and taste of burnt coffee, dried grain, chopped nuts and chocolate. Taste has slight metallic finish. Medium body.


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