Moderate aromas of light fruit malty sweetness are present, with apple and pear standing out along with some earthy hops and just a touch of nuts. A first taste reveals light to moderate upfront flavors of toasted malts with some light fruit sweetness – specifically red apple. 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.
Cottonwood Low Down Brown is an English style brown ale that pours an almost opaque deep reddish brown in color. Light visible carbonation is present, with significant garnet red highlights. A small beige head slowly reduces to a couple of small, thin patches with a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer as a thin ring forms at the edges of the glass.