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Pure Malt Cave Ale - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

89 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Zuidman

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

04-01-2012 02:50:43 | More by Zuidman
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pooogy

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

08-10-2012 00:54:08 | More by pooogy
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

06-09-2013 00:55:14 | More by enelson
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
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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samie85

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 03:14:14 | More by samie85
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Duff27

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 04:25:55 | More by Duff27
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13%

12-24-2012 04:14:44 | More by Fr0stb1te
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dav2080

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13%

03-15-2012 23:54:12 | More by dav2080
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 01:21:45 | More by garymuchow
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13%

06-30-2013 12:08:48 | More by hilgart1
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13%

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

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 20:22:46 | More by JackieTH
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morimech

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 21:40:29 | More by morimech
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mwa423

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 01:29:21 | More by mwa423
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 01:51:26 | More by Thorpe429
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 14:27:56 | More by beerwolf77
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 00:05:11 | More by WastingFreetime
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
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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aubzachsyd

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-16-2014 03:42:59 | More by aubzachsyd
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Shy5

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-12-2014 03:56:48 | More by Shy5
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-04-2014 16:10:08 | More by tgraven
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

11-15-2011 04:29:29 | More by Soneast
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Pure Malt Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.