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Pure Malt Cave Ale - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

99 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.9/5  rDev -15%

Photo of wheatyweiss
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle.

Pours a dark straw with a nice sized off white head that leaves craggy clumps od soapy lace.

Aroma is similar to an English Pale. Mineral and caramel malt followed by herbal medicinal hops.

Flavor is sweet malt up front. Caramel and toasted bread with a hit of sweet dextrose. Hops come in the middle, enough bitterness, not much character but enough bitterness to cut the sweetness. Finishes dry with a substantial malt backing.

Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is usual for a bottled bitter, which is a bit higher than normal for the style.

Good beer, I would buy it again.

Photo of mwa423
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of chanokokoro
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a cervoise glass

Pours a light golden amber capped with a two finger bright white head. Slightly above average retention, no lacing. Grassy hops, light almond, and a hint of caramel. Opens with grass, hay, hints of nuts and toffee midpalate. Finishes fairly crisp and clean. Light bodied, fairly slick with moderate, gentle carbonation. A solid, easy drinking English style pale ale. Very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of joeseppy
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish amber in color with scant lacing throughout.

Clean sweet malt aroma with very earthy scant hop. Moderate grainy sweetness. Smells like beer.

Sweet onrush of malty goodness. Mild fruityness like Cocoa Pebbles. Hop leaf bite with a pine finish.

Creamy and maybe buttery slickness. Finishes dry enough though. Carbonation is spectacular throughout.

I agree overall a nice BBQ drinking brew to be shared among many. Not something I would search out but would accept willingly.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of uwmgdman
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear light amber color with a moderate off-white head. The aroma is a bit weak, a bit of malt, hints of biscuit and bread, leaves a bit to be desired. The flavor is better than the aroma, moderately malty, biscuit and a bit nutty. The hop bitterness is low but combined with a slightly dry finish, provides nice balance. Overall an enjoyable offering.

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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of dhannes
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is 6+ months aged; poured right from refrigerator into a Sam Adams' Perfect pint.

A=Nice brownish gold with 1" head that subsided but still lasted over a minute.

S=More citrus than floral but more hops' presence than I anticipated. Not sweet--more like grapefruit than lemon.

T=First taste: A tad more robust than I anticipated; somewhat like a bock--reminds me of what micros used to taste like in the 70's? Still a bit sweet, but not nearly as much as an adjunct. All I can think of to describe the taste is "woodsy." Further down, the malt presence takes over. After letting the beer warm up a bit, the flavor seemed to diminish and the alcohol became apparent. Now it is reminding me of a salted soft pretzel, which would be an excellent compliment with this beer. My experiencing in tasting is minimal, but this would be a good beer to serve at parties, as it is what people used to expect of a beer.

M=Nice body, a bit heavier than most. Carbonation is moderate, but not overpowering. If there is one thing that I'd change, it would be to cut back a bit on carbonation, if possible.

O=I have no idea if a bottle fresh from the brewery tastes any different as this is my first bottle, but I am definitely considering this again. Refreshing, but not light...not one that you would drink on a hot summer day, but, perhaps, on a warm summer evening.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Pure Malt Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.