Cottonwood Low Down Brown Ale | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Cottonwood Low Down Brown AleCottonwood Low Down Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 03-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
0
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6
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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Deep brown with amber hues. White soapy head leaves lacing down the glass after every sip. There is a murk to the beer, which is allowable in the brown ale style. Free of sediment.

SMELL: Iron well water in the smell, very strong mineral, seems to be hard water and hops in the aroma. Im a bit sensitive because of a lake house in Michigan growing up. Warming up there is a considerable amount of malty caramel.

TASTE: Mildy nutty, with some grassy, earthy hop character. Malt and hops work together here and the mineral element in the smell is less so in the taste. Just a hint of toast or roasted malt smokiness. Delicate bitterness and finishes with a hint of sweetness. Agreeable and in line with the style.

FEEL: Full bodied without being too heavy, spot on medium to high carbonation. The nutty little finish makes the beer very moreish and drinkable.

OVERALL: A drinkable beer for sure. The taste is good and its smooth. I could easily drink a few of these while conducting outdoor activities.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

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Cottonwood Low Down Brown Ale from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.56 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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