Thursday, October 20, 2011

Big Cottonwood

Today I'm drinking Big Cottonwood, an American Amber Ale brewed by Squatters/Utah Brewers Cooperative in Salt Lake City, Utah. This beer is named for a famous canyon in Utah. The canyon is even pictured on the front label, with an old time car and lady in old time garb chilling out. The picture was used with the permission of the Utah State Historical Society. Pretty cool a historical society supporting a brewery! There is a "190" in what appears to be a beehive on the front label too. Not sure what that means. Born 06/13/11.

Caramel and a little boozy aroma. Sweet bread and caramel, malty at first. Some hoppy bitterness comes next, interrupting and balancing. Orange citrus adds more flavor as well. There is a definite boozy component to this beer provided by the 5.75% alcohol. I didn't expect that level of alcohol to be as noticeable nor did I really like that it wasn't incorporated a little better. The finish is dry and lightly metallic. Good balance, good carbonation. Pretty decent beer.

2 comments:

RichW said...

Highway 190 of the beehive state.
There is a "190" in what appears to be a beehive on the front label too. Not sure what that means.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Rich.

Someone told me the same a few days ago on Twitter, I think it was someone from the brewery. But thanks for adding that here. I was too lazy to confirm that Utah was the Beehive State when I wrote the review, but glad I have the 190 part now, too.