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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 01-24-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

11-20-2012 06:55:44 | More by Bieregod
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this beer for the first time this weekend at the Durham, NC BeerFest. It was the only beer that had me go back for seconds. The beer is smooth tasting, refreshing and not heavy tasting. I am very glad this is a "North Carolina" product.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 13:17:50 | More by rxhunt
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-21-2012 22:53:46 | More by Jonesy24
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-20-2012 00:38:47 | More by SDellinger
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

08-01-2013 02:42:16 | More by Evoforen
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Ik_hou_van_bier

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

11-03-2012 15:58:10 | More by Ik_hou_van_bier
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CottomanEmpire

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-06-2013 23:50:10 | More by CottomanEmpire
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-18-2014 21:02:06 | More by justcallmecapn
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I do believe this is the same as the Double Pumpkin that used to be on draft at the Foothills taproom.

Bright orange body with an initially powdery white head on top.

The smell is loaded with cinnamon and allspice, but theres a good bit of caramel sweetness to back it up. I do get some sweetened pumpkin scents as well.

I really like this beer. Its definitely a really balanced pumpkin. Inititally caramelly sweet pumpkin flavors come out, but then I get some spicy cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg. Some allspice comes in, but its an afterthought, as is clove. Not to say that those spices arent there (because they definitely are), they just almost get lost. The body is light, and it tastes like a well balanced pumpkin pie to me. Not to sweet, not too spicy, not too pumpkin-y, just right.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 21:44:34 | More by VncentLIFE
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-20-2013 23:58:09 | More by Craigory
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Virginia

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Georgia

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Maryland

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Virginia

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North Carolina

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03-04-2012 19:09:19 | More by GTB
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pauldave1976

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The BEST Pumpkin Beer I have ever had. Hands Down. I actually tried this on tap as well at a beer show and it was fantastic. The bottle was just as good. I would recommend anyone in the N.C. area to get their hands on this as soon as it comes out. I don't know what else to say there than give a try!! I'm really glad Foothills has taken over this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:16:52 | More by pauldave1976
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brilliant copper color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of pumpkin, spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of pumpkin (of course), spices (cinnamon especially), and malt in the finish. A very well-balanced flavor that's just complex enough and easy to drink.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: One the better pumpkin ales I've tried. This - for some reason - isn't a style that a lot of breweries get right, but this one does the trick.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 12:11:48 | More by avalon07
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orangish red. Modest head.

Subdued but pleasant odor

Definite pumpkin taste - in the ballpark with the Lakefront pumpkin-wise. Unlike the Lakefront (granted that was a lager) this definitely has a solid and appropriate beer taste as well.

A solid fall beer that we'd order again.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 23:00:06 | More by Bernoulli
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 10/29/11

Pours a dark, brownish amber with ¼” of bubbly head that has decent retention. The nose has notes of allspice, cinnamon, and pumpkin. The taste is caramel, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and a hint of ginger. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall, a nice, balanced, drinkable pumpkin. It’s nice to have a pumpkin ale that’s not overly spiced.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 02:09:56 | More by tdm168
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Chandler_R

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-27-2013 07:22:40 | More by Chandler_R
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New Jersey

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-17-2013 19:43:31 | More by jbfarris
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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.