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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale - Carolina Beer Company

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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced AleCottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale

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very good

163 Ratings

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carolina Beer Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 09-18-2002)
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Photo of jfhrtn92
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured as a orange-brown with about a 2 finger head that held its retention well. Has a spiced pumpkin with a hint of a peppery smell to it. For the taste almost has like a cinnamon pumpkin pie taste. Very light on the hops side but a great beer overall. One I will steadily have for sure

jfhrtn92, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -22.5%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

GabbyTapped, Dec 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

stevew77, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

FriedSlug, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

cosmo4u, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

st9647v3, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

JBMartin23, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

RWLawman, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lob, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

deonreds, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

cfh64, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Lantern, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

harryhood41, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of kneeland
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found a 6 pack of this on clearance in February, score! I've never had pumpkin ale this time of year, it actually makes me think it's autumn.

I'm not picking up on the spices, but yet the flavor is almost overbearing. The added pumpkin taste is nice though, not too much, not too little. So in other words, this isn't my favorite pumpkin ale, but it's in the top few.

The pour is a nice golden orangey color. The head works well enough. Overall, a pretty good little beer.

kneeland, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of khiasmus
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A tired horse trots up the dusty lane, an empty saddle hanging cockeyed on his back. The orange sunset glows behind him and creates a thick haze, a turbid orange/brown through the plumes of dust. His muscles are quaking and a sheen sits atop his skin, with just the slightest bit of foam at the mouth left over from his hard run.
The rider left this morning, and was planning to return before nightfall, but that was before the messenger had arrived shortly thereafter, with word of a thunder moving across the plains, a stampede such as the area had not known in many a year.
Brows furrow with the obvious assumption, what with the horse returning all alone and the state of the saddle. The pumpkin-carving party has been suspended in preparation for the onslaught that can just now be felt in the vibration of the ground. The aroma hangs in the dead air, of pumpkins and spices, cider and biscuits all baking in the warm sun.
Dry, the cider is, almost tart, with the spice elements and faint honey blending but finishing with a nutmeg and lemon. A medium body, but the carbonation and tartness all lending a dry, please-have-another-sip finish.
All of the streets have had to be cleared, nothing left in the open. Their sides will press along the buildings as they part like so many sea-waves around the buildings, we hope. The porches will cave as their pillars are crushed in the onslaught. Sit still on the other end of the house and sip and enjoy, and hope for the best. The glasses are clinking on the tables and the pictures are falling from the walls. They're closing in...

khiasmus, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark russet brown color with a thick tannish white head and tons of lacing. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg + some booze. Tastes very mediocre. Like pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc, but just too boozy. Mouthfeel is decent. Drinkability is high.

TheKingofWichita, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. No date or info.

Thanks to Onenote81 for sending this in a big surprise box!

A - Completely hazed over, this amber-orange beer had a moderately retained off-white head that ended in a lace-less thin pile.

S - The twist of the cap and following gun smoke wafting into the air released a burst of spicy pumpkin ale aroma. Ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice combine for a pleasurable pumpkin pie aroma. Bready caramel malts make up a good crusty-like base for the pumpkin.

T - Heavy on the spice as the aroma suggested, it's got a great conglomerate of spice dashed in. Nice pumpkin flavor and smooth maltiness. Never overwhelming.

M - A little on the carbonated side, this pumpkin has a medium-light body, smooth entry, and a sharp finish.

D - This is a good pumpkin worthy of drinking all fall long. Enjoyable and tasty! Thanks Jon!

BeerFMAndy, Nov 21, 2010
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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale from Carolina Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.