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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced AleCottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale

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83
good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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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Gery285

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -72.6%

02-17-2012 23:39:18 | More by Gery285
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flyersfan900

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

08-16-2013 01:50:02 | More by flyersfan900
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

10-29-2012 03:40:30 | More by Illmaticzx
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

2.61/5  rDev -28.5%

Poured this Pumpkin Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear copper color, produced a very thin white head, poor retention and it left no lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of roasted pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Medium in body, the ale is a little off balance in my opinion, watery- thinness that gives way to pumpkin spice. With the amount of spice, I would like to have seen a heavier dose of malted grain to balance. Overall, poor example of the style.

02-16-2013 20:14:35 | More by GossageBrewery
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StoutSlut

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

08-19-2013 23:54:21 | More by StoutSlut
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DWheeler379

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

02-05-2014 16:58:05 | More by DWheeler379
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M_Burkey


2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

11-03-2012 21:55:33 | More by M_Burkey
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -22.5%

Appearance: Exactly what i'd expect out of a Pumpkin Ale. A little bit of head, and there is some residual bubbles on the surface of the beer. Nice amber to light color, see through.

Smell: I smell spices, and then i smell the pumpkin. Sort of has that pumpkin out of a can comes to mind, not that this is a bad thing. I really enjoy the smell of the beer.

Taste: Not as flavorful as i was expecting based on the smell. Not bitter, but not sweet. More of a middle ground taste. I can taste the spices, not so much the pumpkin. Aftertaste is more pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: Thicker beer, but lots of carbonation. Not so drinkable in high quantities.

Overall: Wasn't expecting much out of this beer. Not that bad, but not something i'd brag about. Lookwise, it was what i expected. It smells great. But the taste is a let down. I'm not a fan of thick high carbonated beer.

08-23-2013 01:46:47 | More by Fergyx825
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teromous

Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -21.1%

A: Nice transparent dark bronze and orange body with a fizzy and foamy off-white fluffy head. The head dies down pretty fast and doesn't leaving lacing. It still looks great.

S: It smells heavily of pumpkin pie spices. Nutmeg comes to mind first as it seems to be the heaviest scent. Then there is some light cinnamon and gingerbread cookie. It smells very nice. I don't pick up any hop character.

T: The spices are there, but there doesn't seem to be much character to the beer other than the spices. I get cinnamon mostly up front, then the flavor of clove comes in like a freight train. Still there is no real beer flavor to this. It tastes like spiced water.

M: The mouthfeel feels very watery and way too thin. There is literally no body to the beer.

O: Overall I thought the beer started out really nice visually, then I was fooled by the scent. It gave the impression that it would be a really nice beer but it was nearly flavorless with the exception of spices and had absolutely no body to speak of. A beer like this really needs a good foundation to set itself on. Without a good foundation the spices are worthless.

08-09-2013 23:06:16 | More by teromous
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jacwomyn

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-11-2013 21:45:26 | More by jacwomyn
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-03-2013 15:22:12 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-06-2014 17:09:02 | More by EinFesteBurg
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Canti4341

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-17-2013 00:35:31 | More by Canti4341
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-16-2014 14:46:00 | More by ncstateplaya
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-04-2013 16:13:17 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-04-2013 22:16:11 | More by tommyguz
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

I was hoping that since Foothills bought out Cottonwood a while back, that this beer would improve. It has, but not dramatically enough to make a huge difference. This one pours from a 12oz bottle into a snifter type glass. The beer emerges clear and dark amber in color with kind of a small, wispy head. The head recedes into a small ring around the edges of the beer.

Aroma on this one is still nice, as it was in the olden days. Loaded with pumpkin-pie spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. A good dose of caramel malt adds some sweet aromas as well as some variety. There is a bit of sourness present but I dont think this really detracts from anything overall.

The flavor, although improved, is still not quite there. The spices are a little overwhelming in the flavor. I feel like I have a potpourri bag in my mouth. The aftertaste is long a kind of cloying. The thin body is by far the biggest disappointment in this one. Quite watery and dry.

I think this one has improved since Foothills has put its stamp on it, but this is not near the top of the list of pumpkin beers out there. I say pass this one by.

09-16-2012 23:26:56 | More by SaCkErZ9
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jpro

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%

12oz into a snifter...

A: light copper bronze; about an eighth of an inch of light beige foam; not much retention or lace.

S: allspice; ginger; nutmeg; clove; a lot of pumpkin spice going on here; maybe some graham cracker crust.

T: most of the spices mentioned above, but things get real clove-y towards the end and it gets pretty sweet; foundation of this brew could use some extra malt; not bitter at all.

M: A touch thin; low carbonation; pretty plain mouthfeel.

O: An OK pumpkin ale. Not bad, but not really anything special.

08-12-2013 23:56:50 | More by jpro
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-20-2013 03:16:58 | More by mjenkins5
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-12-2013 02:38:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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bcoutu

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-21-2013 01:33:21 | More by bcoutu
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-23-2013 01:55:58 | More by mikeincharleston
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-22-2013 21:44:25 | More by irish01980
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-09-2014 17:46:27 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-18-2013 01:30:20 | More by OldSmaug
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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.