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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Bernoulli
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Bernoulli, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jrohrbacher, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
3/5  rDev -17.6%

tommyguz, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Guitars_and_beer, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of spence524
3.75/5  rDev +3%

spence524, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Falcone, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of mattkoon
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a good pumpkin beer. is a clean brownish amber. the smell is filled with spices- cinnamon and nutmeg, also there are hints of vanilla. there taste starts off spicy but quickly fades to a watery finish. over all this cottonwood pumpkin is drinkable, I have had a few weak pumpkin beers this year. this one definitely brings it up front, but it falls short on the back end. not too shabby.

mattkoon, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of irish01980
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

irish01980, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of rw1992
3.75/5  rDev +3%

rw1992, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of OldSmaug
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

OldSmaug, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of jbfarris
4/5  rDev +9.9%

jbfarris, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of jburlew
3.75/5  rDev +3%

jburlew, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of n2185
3.75/5  rDev +3%

n2185, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of majinsnake
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The bottle I got looks completely different than what is listed in the picture on this page.

Anyway, the one I bought was good and worth trying. It's that first sip that caught my attention.

The other bottles I bought were not all that (I got it in a 6-pck case), but this first bottle I drank hit the spot.

I could smell the pumpkin scent and it smelled fine.

It may not be the greatest pumpkin ale that I have had, but certainly worth trying.

majinsnake, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jaswilson2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of musicarcade
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

musicarcade, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jacwomyn
3/5  rDev -17.6%

jacwomyn, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Yoda22
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Yoda22, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Ac2013
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. Good pumpkin color with a nice head. Smells of cinnamon and cloves. Initial tastes bring about pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, but the spice is not over powering. Not a lot of carbonation, very drinkable though. Overall, this beer seems to be a sessionable option for a pumpkin ale. Would buy again.

Ac2013, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.75/5  rDev +3%

MarvinSnyder, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of stinkydaddy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

stinkydaddy, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

jrfehon33, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't had this pumpkin ale yet ever still never even seen a Foothills beer so this is kind of exciting.
A - Bright clear orange brown tint beer with just a 1/4 inch of head that settles to a mild lace ring
S - Strong nutmeg and cinnamon with a mild vegital tone and some brown sugar. Hope it taste balanced.
T - Kind of oak flavors off the bat then strong spicing of cinnamon and nutmeg with no noticeable hops just some vegital green followed by some brown sugar sweetness.
M - Drinks well mostly medium bodied and slick. Very good.

Overall first beer by this company and they got there own interpretation of the style down pretty well. Tasty stuff.

DrDemento456, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

sendbeer, Sep 28, 2013
Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.