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Cottonwood Low Down Brown Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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Cottonwood Low Down Brown AleCottonwood Low Down Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 03-29-2013)
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Sebas, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

ZEB89, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

qcghost, Sep 26, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -5.7%

kkazemi, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

This thing was super lame, very dry, biscuity, lots of burnt traits in here, not like a smokey kind, but more like bitter, acrid flavors. Aroma doesnt present anything particularly special. I was really hoping for a mildly sweet roasty brown, but this is just like an amber ale really.
Its got plenty of bitterness thats for sure, but its missing the malt balanced that it needs.

Omnium, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

jaswilson2, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

EasyReader, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

kjkinsey, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

TheWillMitch, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Mantooth, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Andrewharris8, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Stargazer2892, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

DeadWalkerAir, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Paul_Zills121, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

LastMalkieri, Jul 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Onenote81, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Adkins1203, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

ariceclemson, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

dcs1548, May 12, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It has a fairly plain metallic malt taste. Carbonated and refreshing, kind of light. There's a bit of a grape fruitiness to it. It just tastes fairly plain. It's not bad at all, but it doesn't carry much flavor.

It has a nice brown color, basically completely see-through. It's very bubbly throughout. It has a foamy white head, tannish, with some lacing. Not much of a scent to it. Kind of metallic.

Amalak, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

RyanAU, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JakeTheDuck, Apr 27, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter at fridge temp; bottle date 3/12/14.

Look: Pours the color of very strong tea (or very weak coffee) with a decided red tinge. Decent 1" head that quickly resolves to a persistent 1/4".

Smell: If I were blindfolded, I'd guess this was a wee heavy. Not picking up any hop character. As it warms, more of the brown ale shines through—dirt, nuts, cardboard (don't think it's oxidized, just the closest scent I can conjure). Then, hints of stale coffee, mild medicinal cherry.

Taste: Tastes... brown. Again, dirt, a little coffee, very mild bitterness. Fairly pleasant dark fruit and cherry aftertaste. Basically, mix 70% wee heavy, 20% American black ale, and 10% Guinness and you'll get the idea.

Feel: Inoffensive. Medium, bubbly but slick. Certainly the best part of the brew.

Overall: This was okay, but they sure talked up the hops a lot. Granted, I'm assuming the date is a bottled-on, not best-by, so maybe I've just got it wrong and the hops have all gone. As it stands, probably not something I'd bother with again.

neurobot01, Apr 26, 2014
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Cottonwood Low Down Brown Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.