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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
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- pours clear and amber with a nice off-white foamy/creamy head that retains long after the pour, leaving some short lasting lace behind

S- nice bouquet of typical pumpkin spice aroma of nutmeg and clove with more of an emphasis on the cinnamon. There's also a nice earthy/woodsy aroma, overall more aromatic than most pumpkin ales

T- the cinnamon emphasis follows in the flavor as well, as it is immediately noticed with some baked cinnamon apple flavor. Clove and pumpkin spice comes through mid-palate wi a nice malty finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly slick mouthfeel with just a bit of foam on the finish

O- this is a solid pumpkin ale, it definitely emphasizes the pumpkin spices more than pumpkin itself, which some may not like. But overall worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 21:34:55 | More by Treyliff
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carterbt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-15-2013 21:02:31 | More by carterbt
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2013 15:23:40 | More by FilumDee
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marley2112

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-14-2013 02:44:07 | More by marley2112
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-12-2013 00:33:31 | More by dankjohn
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-10-2013 00:42:23 | More by Radiosox
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-07-2013 22:56:14 | More by Cynic-ale
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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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-05-2013 19:13:06 | More by KevinGordon
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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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JayQue

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A fairly typical pumpkin ale. Christmas/potpourrie spicing in a malty beer.

Nice deep amber color, clear. Head is minimal with a bit of lacing.

Aroma is the Christmas thing, cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkin spices, not overdone but not my thing either.

Flavor is fairly mild, a slightly sweet, malty beer with the Christmas spices.

Mouthfeel is crisp and rich enough for the style. A lot of Pumpkin Ales are watery.

Not bad if you are into this sort of beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 20:30:03 | More by JayQue
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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-30-2013 21:32:18 | More by Zraly
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ZAN

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

08-30-2013 20:47:21 | More by ZAN
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated 12 oz bottle but very good reason to believe this is a 2013 vintage. ABV listed as 5.3% with IBU at 5.2. Pours with a decent head, excellent clarity and a fine orange-amber color. The head is rather short-lived and lacing soon becomes minimal too. The aroma has a nice spice mix with nutmeg and connamon most prominent. Plenty of pumpkin pie spicing in the taste, but not quite overdone, featuring nutmeg, clove, ginger and cinnamon. Some bisquitly malts and winter squash (pumpkin?) in the mix too. Near medium body with medium+ carbonation.

O: Lower ABV and flavor strength than the Terrapin Pumpkinfest that proceeded it, but it has very similar spicing. Very drinkable for a spciy ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 02:41:20 | More by chinchill
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 01:46:47 | More by Fergyx825
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Roland45s

Virginia

3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: amber colored with a very small head, less than 1"

S: spices gallore, nutmeg, maybe some cloves, ginger, and pumpkin

T: a prety clovey/nutmeg heavy beer. If your grandmas pumpkin pie had a lot of spice this is the beer for you.

M: typical mouth feel

O: I'm up to my 16th pumpkin ale for the 2013 season, I'd say this rates in the middle. Better than the blue moons and shock tops, so far nothing better than schlafly and Pumking.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 11:33:41 | More by Roland45s
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-21-2013 18:49:52 | More by st9647v3
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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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StoutSlut

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-16-2013 01:56:43 | More by Brewski
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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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Integritous

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-15-2013 01:01:51 | More by Integritous
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jpro

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2013 18:56:33 | More by BradShook
Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.