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Pure Malt Cave Ale - Potosi Brewing Company

Pure Malt Cave AlePure Malt Cave Ale

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80 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 11.66%


Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KeefD on 01-04-2009)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Clear and copper with a head that suffices. Ripe fruit, mild alcoholic esters and a hint of light caramel in the nose. Leans hard toward being a malt bomb--the name must have something to do with it, though the body is not heavy, just has a broad malt palate. Buttery? Modest hopping brings some leafy flavor to the table, though the slowly warming alcohol seems to gain ground for balancing. Toasted maltiness comes off a bit stodgy, but again, this is not a heavy brew. A big Pale Ale, and a decent ale all around.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 00:22:28 | More by BeerAdvocate
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-17-2014 19:33:39 | More by SkinniePost
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-14-2014 02:02:35 | More by bismarksays
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pure Malt Cave ale pours a reddish copper like color with no head. There is a horribly over sweet, pear like aromas. The taste is very sweet, some pear like notes, very grainy flavors too. Way too sweet, but weaker flavors, which may be good. Overall taste like sweet water, strange after taste, but not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 00:28:02 | More by vette2006c5r
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-29-2013 19:45:40 | More by bigpoppa67
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-29-2013 18:44:25 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-12-2013 00:28:40 | More by MooseBoose
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matjack85

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I found this at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. Bought it as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

The beer poured a slight;y hazed golden/orange color and made a ½-finger of white head that dissipated in less than 30 seconds. I also did not get any lacing on my glass.

The taste is all malt and delicious. Bready and caramel flavors dominate along with a touch of butter. At just 10 IBU's, the hops are not noticeable to me and there wasn't a trace of hop botterness. Still it was pretty tasty.

Smooth, creamy, and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Sweet without being cloying. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 09:00:50 | More by matjack85
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

09-26-2013 02:26:08 | More by mrmitsui29
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-18-2013 14:53:33 | More by jklecko2
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-24-2013 04:41:22 | More by Cubsfan1087
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Josievan

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-18-2013 13:03:24 | More by Josievan
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

A: Clear medium amber body with a finger of off-white head. Mediocre retention and lacing. Pretty average.

S: Straightforward, robust pale malt. Bread crust, cracker, and grain husk. A hint of caramel sweetness and some faint fruity hops. Solid.

T: Follows the nose; more malt than hops, but never too sweet. Long, lightly bitter finish. Nothing exciting, but tasty all the same.

M: Fairly light bodied and spritzy. A little too superficial to match the flavor.

O: Forgettable but enjoyable.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:22:01 | More by woosterbill
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-25-2013 19:45:01 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color; the head fades a bit quickly though it leaves some streaks behind

Smell: Bread and caramel - thoroughly malty aromatics

Taste: Very bready, up front, with a growing caramel character in the middle; a hint of fruit appears, after the swallow but the aftertaste is dominated by the caramel malt flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body (slightly flabby) with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very malty and a bit too sweet and one dimensional for my palate; as an EPA, there should be more of a hop presence

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 21:59:00 | More by brentk56
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2013 22:10:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-30-2013 12:08:48 | More by hilgart1
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-24-2013 02:59:49 | More by egrace84
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Tjvan2

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-14-2013 00:31:36 | More by Tjvan2
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

06-09-2013 00:55:14 | More by enelson
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Rihup

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-04-2013 01:43:53 | More by Rihup
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Better than a "pure-cave malt ale". ...I guess... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises soft biscuit, softer grass, and even softer flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though things are stronger (harder, I guess...) in general, and the biscuit has a vague hint of fruitiness about it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice, if nondescript, little beer. Not bad, just nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 20:57:20 | More by TMoney2591
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +16.6%

05-13-2013 23:12:41 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-29-2013 03:00:47 | More by Ginepiece
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schoon

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-17-2013 02:03:06 | More by schoon
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Pure Malt Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.