mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle pour. Nuts abound here with that being the big take away in my mind. Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle, like four squares two are white two are green. Lots of text, didn't read it.... Dark beer, toasty smell... Toasty flavor. Decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
bottle into glass, clear brown pour, kacki head , aroma is malty coffee, taste is similar, actually ok for this style IMO XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Had on tap at Winterfest 2013. Decent cocoa scent, bit of chalk taste with a bit of copper. camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Chocolate dark berry nose. Smooth taste hints of chocolate and roasted malt. Smooth finish
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota)drjay44 (3738) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Aroma: Nuts, caramel, dark malt, and some butterscotch.
Appearance: A basic hazy brown with a small off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweetness and a slight bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, dry, and with a slightly boozy finish.
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained light beige head, with a bit of lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 24) body.....nose is light cocoa, coffee, chocolate....taste is cereal, light nutty tones, light toffee/caramel, cocoa, chocolate, finishing with a moderate, coffee, hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. The hops were done with a relatively light hand (Fuggles), so that the malts come more forward than in many American Brown Ales. The result is a nicely balanced, slightly spicy, enjoyable Brown Ale. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7 TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark, almost black with lots of head. Flavor is nutty and somewhat boozy. Overall a nice brown ale. I really like Brau Brothers stuff right now. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
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. superspak (5682) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours with instant head that takes forever to settle. Hazy reddish brown color with a very dense 2 finger off white head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick soapy lacing on the glass, with a ton of carbonation streaming up. This is probably infected. Aromas of huge apple skins, caramel, molasses, toasted malt, bread, light chocolate, and light herbal hops. Way over the top apple notes makes finding anything else difficult. Taste of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, brown sugar, light herbal hops, and light fruitiness. No bitterness on the finish with lingering notes of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, toast, nuttiness, and light herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of malty flavors with no cloying sweetness. Low noticeable infection traits in the flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming after the finish noticed. Overall, despite the obvious infection, this was still a pretty tasty brown ale. Good balance of some pretty robust flavors, and quite easy to drink. I am sure this is a great beer without bugs in it.