Pure Malt Cave Ale - Potosi Brewing Company

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Pure Malt Cave AlePure Malt Cave Ale

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BA SCORE
78
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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Photo of matjack85
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of mrmitsui29
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Josievan
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of woosterbill
3.58/5  rDev +5%
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!

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of brentk56
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Tjvan2
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of enelson
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Rihup
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Ginepiece
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of wmobley
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

Photo of Fr0stb1te
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of smartens
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Jimboe
4/5  rDev +17.3%

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