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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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80
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 03-29-2013)
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-21-2014 02:38:31 | More by Stargazer2892
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Mojo

Alabama

3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - mahogany brown (not opaque) with a one finger khaki head, decent retention and decent lacing.

S - the nose is mostly bread and some pine.

T - Roasted nuts, coffee, caramel, cola, and molasses

M - a little thin with a coffee aftertaste

O - as brown ales go this one is pretty good, a bit more robust than most.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 04:31:22 | More by Mojo
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - brown with red edges; thin, soft, off white, brownish head

S - caramel, piny hops, faint coffee

T - nutty, caramel, piny hops, some roasted malts

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a solid brown ale. It's very traditional but with a bolder than expected hop character. It's not very robust, but it is refreshing and easily drinkable. A nice offering from Foothills.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 23:21:15 | More by tdm168
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-20-2013 01:19:57 | More by smellandsip37
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-16-2013 15:49:25 | More by KevinGordon
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-21-2013 22:46:33 | More by Falcone
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-25-2013 05:58:22 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Rambo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-09-2013 19:04:02 | More by Rambo
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-07-2013 02:27:26 | More by WDJersey
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-04-2013 03:08:11 | More by marley2112
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-12-2013 00:36:04 | More by kylehay2004
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Andrewharris8

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-26-2014 00:38:00 | More by Andrewharris8
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-04-2013 23:31:45 | More by BigTrubble
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, NC.

A: Pours a clear though almost opaque deep reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and significant garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall beige head that slowly reduce to a couple of smal thin patches with a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruit malty sweetness with apple and pear standing out along with some earthy hops and just a touch of nuts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of toasted malts with some light fruit sweetness, specifically red delicious apple stands out. Following the malts there are some light hints of nuts and brown sugar. Finally, there is a moderate amount of earthy hops in the finish that lend a light lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin but nothing like it was before the Foothills reformulation.

O: Enjoyable but not anything I would go out of my way to find - relatively easy to drink and close to being sessionable. Much better than the previous incarnation, I'm glad the recipe was tweaked as it improved the beer significantly.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 01:56:01 | More by dbrauneis
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neurobot01

California

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 04:47:09 | More by neurobot01
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Ohio

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Michigan

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North Carolina

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-01-2014 20:17:41 | More by LastMalkieri
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Cottonwood Low Down Brown Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.