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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Satisfy your inner pirate with our Dread Brown Ale, which features the darkest of organic malts, roasted to levels that will conjure up notions of swashbuckling adventures. One taste will make this your grog of choice.

This is the first ale by brewster, Emily Thomas, co-owner of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Thomas brewed up her first batch of brown ale in the bathtub of her college apartment almost ten years ago. Now she is brewing up thousands of gallons at the brewery and winning awards for it. Winning the First Place Ribbon in 2006 at the California State Fair, the Dread Brown Ale has been getting great attention ever since. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light and crisp but finishes with a The balanced flavors of the Dread Brown Ale create a subtle fluidity of sweet, roasted, and crisp.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1457) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2016
July 25th, 2014 - Next, the Santa Cruz Mountain Brown, a dark, clear and calm looking beer, with a chocolate lab color. The aroma is full of mesquite honey, sweet and smokey, and a delight to smell, almost like Iím smoking a pipe or cigar in beer form. The flavor is quite different, nuttier, but tasty, with a light and approachable flavor, and the complete absence of alcohol. This makes it a wonderful session beer, even though in reality it doesnít have a sessionable ABV. But it is a delight to sniff, and a slow sipper, too. This is easily my favorite beer on the tasting flight thus far, and it seems like there is a good reason, since this is the first child of the headmaster, and a cornerstone for Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6722) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
Tap. Pours clear hazel, minimal head and some lacing. Aroma is nutty, roasted, burned caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, nutty, coffee, a bit burned. Medium body, creamy. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (4517) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark brown. Smells like yogurt. Very sweet and berry like. Quite spice and clove forward. like a steeped tea. Maybe creamy. Malt is dry and lovely. Itís nice. Not mind blowing

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Light brown pour with an off-white head. Toasted malt, a hint of roast, and a light vegetal note. Mildly acidic, too. Flavor is kind of acidic, bitter, and dry. A lot of toast, some roast, and vegetal hops. A lot of carrot and celery. Weird.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap. Clear brown color withtan head. Medium roast, chocolatey, coffee aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Mild chocolate, medium roast malt, caramel flavors with a lightly bitter finish---not bad

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
An ok brown. Their amber is much better. Pours a nice golden brown, almost whiskey color. Light smell, a little fruity. Taste is a little boring, has an empty taste. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
This brown ale is surprisingly thin for a brown. Thin mouthfeel. Disappointingly weak, do not buy

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Tap at brew house. Pours brown with thin head. Roast aroma, roast taste, bit thick and harsh for a brown.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark brown, transparent. Big roast up front, light coffee through the middle and finish. Flavor much the same, roast, coffee, not much else. Slightly metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle purchased in Torrance, California with nothing to pour it in. Nose: Toasted pumpernickel bread, fresh red spring wheat flour, malty powdercake. Taste: Powerful and rich burning malt. pistacho, dusty cocoa powder. Not overly long on the finish and composed of chocolate. Silty mouth feel.


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