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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

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

kjkinsey, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

kylehay2004, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

dbrauneis, Mar 29, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

tdm168, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Cynic-ale, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

KevinGordon, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Bung, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

WDJersey, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

lupercmda, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Falcone, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

RedneckBeerz, May 25, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

brotherloco, Jul 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Onenote81, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Mantooth, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

zekeman17, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

kristougher, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BigTrubble, Apr 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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 +14.3%

jaswilson2, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

OldhouseRecs, Jul 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Adkins1203, Jun 06, 2014
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Cottonwood Low Down Brown Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.