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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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Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Sampled on draught at the ABR 07 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that has good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of fruity caramel malt, a touch of dark berries, some roasted nuts with some yeast funk. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of roasted caramel malt, some light berries and roasted nuts. Finish is slightly gritty/grainy with a fruity aftertaste that quickly disappears. Actually, not too bad for a brown ale.

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incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Tap at Stubs. Hmm, fairly high hopes for this one. I got a lot of coco sweetness to it, but overally thought it was quite thin. REally drinkable, but not as much flavor going on it the way of hops or nuts as I would like. Not bad overall.

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sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle thanks to tytoanderso: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma, caramel, some dried fruits, and some spice. Flavor, nutty caramel, some spice and some earthy notes.

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heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Dark brown colored body with a light tan head. The nose is rich caramel with hints of milk chocolate. There is also some leather along with a little bit of oranges. The taste is fairly dry with some leather and a little bit of apples core. There is also a little bit of dirt in the finish. Decent.

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wlajwl (7068) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2011
Decently malty flavor, overall not a bad brown ale and a pretty good offering from Brau Brothers.

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boozedude (2229) - 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

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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Date: 12/15/2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of lace, roasted chocolate aroma with a light earthy character and a touch of solvancy, sweet chocolate flavor, good earthy balance, light lingering bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with Oakbluff. Clear deep mahogany pour, small fizzy off-white head. Mildly sour caramel malt aroma, lemony and nutty. The taste follows - nutshell roast malt, light lemon juice, a bit of sour currant or cranberry, and slight dry weedy hop bitterness ... I don’t DISlike it, but it seems thin and stuck somewhere between sour ale and brown ale. Watery, flat body, medium acidity, quick taste drop-off leaving a mildly bitter/sour aftertaste. Odd - honestly if this were called a sour ale I might give it a higher score.

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Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
Malty brown, pours brown with initial white foamy head. Some bitterness apparent, but well washed over with malt, making it easy drinkable but essentially another malt. A bit of choco malt too.

3
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
A mediocre brown but spectacular compared to the pale ale. Nutty and mildy roasted with a residual sweetness.


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