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Pure Malt Cave Ale - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

94 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

Zuidman, Apr 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Cmcr33, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of jsh420
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

jsh420, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of pooogy
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

pooogy, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of enelson
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

enelson, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

vette2006c5r, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of samie85
2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes; originally 8/02/10.

A-Pours a pale light orange/caramel color with a two finger white head.

S-Caramel with light hints of pine and lemon hop notes.

T-Biscuity and caramel malt with light bitter, slightly piny hop notes.

M-Pretty smooth mouthfeel with crisp carbonation and a medium body.

D-An easy drinking beer, but one that I probably won't search again. I've had better domestic versions of ESB's that are easier to find and tastier.

samie85, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of Duff27
2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Half inch of white foam atop about a 7 SRM color. Head quickly dissipates, no lacing.

S- Bready.

T- More bread. Pale maltiness with a quick burst of hops at the trail end.

M- Mouthfeel is good enough, adequate carbonation.

D/O- Sad to say, this doesn't taste too much unlike a macro. That being said, you could treat it as a macro session-wise as long as you were aware of the increased ABV. Don't know where the English Pale Ale description comes from.

Duff27, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of Fr0stb1te
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Fr0stb1te, Dec 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

dav2080, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kinda' a hefty eng. pale ale, but let's give 'er a go.
Soft overall aroma with malt primary and yeast qualities intermixed. No hops to speak of.
Very clear, with a smallish, loud quick head.
First note a quick bitterness up front, followed by the malt character. Finishes with some dryness and a long mild bitterness. Malt character is subdued, with hop flavor growing with time
Carbonation seems at a lot, esp for style and the bubbles are sharp. Body seems about right.
Nothing really special here. Kinda' unique, but none of the flavors are inspiring in any manner.
Thanks WI John.

garymuchow, May 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

hilgart1, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

mrmitsui29, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Rob for the bottle!

Pour was light copper with about a half-inch of white foam. Faint nose of nut-bread malt. Palate was more of the faint bready-biscuit character with a hint of caramel. Hops are basically faint, but this isn't a malt bomb by any means. Body has fair substance, carbonation was lower side of medium. All in all I would be hard pressed to seek this one out again, it's average in all regards.

JackieTH, May 21, 2011
Photo of morimech
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear amber color with two fingers of head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left on the glass. Things get very average after the pour. Unremarkable aroma of pale malt. Sort of bready and doughy. Hops are non existant. The flavor is also just pale malt. No bitterness or flavor from the hops which is not all that surprising considering the modest 10 IBUs. This beer reminds me more of an all-malt pale lager than anything with English Ale in its descriptor. Has a substantial body and is nicely carbonated. The high ABV hurts drinkability in a forgettable beer. This beer needs its hop bill doubled, or even tripled.

morimech, Nov 07, 2010
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3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very clear amber with a bunch of head that stuck through most of the beer.

S- By "all malt" they really mean it. The malt is absolutely overpowering.

T- The taste is....you guessed it all malt. Very sweet, some fruity flavors as well.

M/D - Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy. The rich mouthfeel hurts the drinkability a bit but it fits the profile.

mwa423, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of Thorpe429
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a moderate copper color that is entirely transparent. A bit odd in how transparent it is. A small amount of white head forms after the initial pour, though there isn't too much retention. The nose brings a bit of bready caramel and not too much else. The taste is really quite plain with some mild bready character. There is some mild caramel in the background. The feel is light to medium with low carbonation. I will say that the finish is fairly smooth. Drinkability is okay. No real flaws, just nothing to get me to drink more.

Thorpe429, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of beerwolf77
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sharing this bottle.

Pours an amber golden hue. The off white head raises to about a one finger and fades almost instantly. Just a few specs of soapy lace.

The aroma is malty and lighlty spiced. The nose isn't real strong. Maybe a hint of sweet fruit.

The flavor is mostly caramel malt with some marzen like spices and a hint of sweet apple juice. Nothing real pronounced. Just sort of blah.

Medium to thin body. Average carbonation.

Overall nothing real special. Just your average run of the mill malty beer.

beerwolf77, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from the 'P' section of my tasting notebook.

Appears transparent orangish - amber with one finger of sudsy white head that quickly deflates to a loose surface froth which sticks around and leaves minimal lacing. Smells of a flash of toffee malt upon pouring that never returns, left with a bread / caramel malt and earthen hopping accent combination on the aroma. Tastes of the same as the nose, although kind of flat and simple in character it seems as though this was the target sought given the name of 'Pure Malt'. Probably the gentlest, lightest, beginner's first malt bomb I've ever tasted due to the lighter body, solid carbonation, and mono-focus on a generic toasted malt profile with a faint sprinkling of earthen hops. Not bad, but I've a preference for some more complexity of flavor in my malt bombs.

WastingFreetime, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -7%
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.

TMoney2591, May 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

aubzachsyd, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Shy5, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

KindaFondaGoozah, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

tgraven, May 04, 2014
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Pure Malt Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.