The RAM Restaurant and Brewery

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery was the 4th visit on my bucket list of Washington State breweries. I found the RAM after watching a tennis match at University of Washington. I wandered into the sports bar/restaurant located in University Village across the street from UW to watch some March Madness.

The RAM started in Washington and now operates over 30 locations in six states. Expect a casual family restaurant and sports bar type of place. The food was good, they serve mud pie for dessert (my favorite) and had a decent beer selection of both macro-brews and their own craft beers. This is a sports bar first and foremost and is a great place to catch a game. The beer and food is secondary to the atmosphere. They have a large back room with lots of TV’s and a long bar. The menu is pretty big and reasonably priced. Expect a frat bro’ type of crowd. I did manage to talk to some older guys (old enough to be my grandpa) at the bar who were also there to watch the basketball tournament. I had such a good time talking shit with these old guys and watching basketball that I went back the next evening as well. As usual, I sampled all of the craft beers they had on tap, which included their 6 flagship and 4 seasons beers. Here are a few:

  • Blonde Ale – Pours a clear honey color with a thin white head. No real aroma to speak of. Crisp and refreshing. Flavors of honey and citrus. Typical light bar beer. ABV: 4.5%, IBU: 20
  • Hefeweizen – Pours a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. Classic German-style hefe with a citrus profile as well as banana and clove. Drinkable and meets expectations. ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 15
  • Big Red IPA –Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin white head. Strong citrus aromas and a slightly bitter finish. Well balanced, but not overly complex. A nice solid IPA. ABV: 6.2%, IBU: 65
  •  Buttface Amber – Pours a dark amber color with a susy off-white head. Smooth, malty with caramel and toffee flavors. A decent straightforward amber. ABV: 5.8%, IBU: 26
  • Total Disorder Porter – Pours a deep brown, almost black in color with a thin tan head. Dark roasted malt flavors with chocolate undertones. A solid porter and probably the beer I enjoyed most from their list. ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 28
  •  71 Pale – Pours a hazy copper color with a thin white head. Moderate carbonation. Malt and citrus flavors and aromas. Average beer. ABV: 6.2%, IBU: 20
  • Rabbit-Punch Irish Red – Pours an amber color with a decent tan head. More hops on the nose than taste. Generic light sweet malt flavors. Not a bad beer. (Seasonal) ABV: 5.8%, IBU: unknown
  • Stout– (Seasonal) – Pours a very dark brown with a thick tan head. This was a decent milk stout. Served on nitro with lots of chocolate flavor. ABV: Unknown, IBU: Unknown

 

RAM Brewery flight

RAM Brewery flight

 


 

RAM Restaurant and Big Horn Brewing

Address: ​2650 University Village, Seattle, WA 98105
Telephone: (206) 525-3565
Email: Contact Form
WWW: http://www.theram.com/

 

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