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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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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3.4
Ungstrup (38867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A dark red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and caramel. Teh flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.4
gopherfan99 (2012) - 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

3.3
Nuffield (4245) - 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.

3.3
oakbluff (455) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
Pours a dark mahogany with some ruby tones. Quickly disappearing head. Nose- expected brown malt smell along with a raspberry concentrate smell. Taste- biscuity malts and ripe raspberries. Finishes too quick- not much complexity on the back end. Light hopping. Good cabonation. Beer is somewhat sour as you get into it.Decent effort.

3.3
superspak (6204) - Waterford, 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.

3.3
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.

3.3
mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle pour. Nuts abound here with that being the big take away in my mind.

3.3
MrSawyer (12) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Nice, almost-nitro-like head on initial pour that doesn't linger too long. Carbonation brings back tiny bubbles with a quick swirl of glass or hard set down. Strong chocolate and raspberry aroma notes. That's matched with equally strong chocolate alongside very earthy / nutty, slight coffee, plus a nice dose of raspberry fruit flavor. A nice pint or two to savor slowly.

3.3
wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap. Lovely beer that caught my eye across the room. Caramel and yeast on the nose. Sweet flavor.

3.3
hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery (Marshall, MN). Poured clear, dark brown, small tan head no real lacing. Aroma of nut, mats and even some chocolate. Taste is nutty, lots of malts coffee and chocolate. Nice, very drinkable.


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