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Pure Malt Cave Ale - Potosi Brewing Company

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Pure Malt Cave AlePure Malt Cave Ale

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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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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
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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gatornation

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a copper color with a small beige head and ring with some very nice lacing...the smell is sweet malts and bread with faint hops and frui some spice t..the taste is a malt forward brew with some caramel sweetness and biscuit aftertaste ..mouth feel is light medium but has some flavor its creamy and smooth with light carbonation..its drinkable but not one to seek out.it was just average

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 00:01:53 | More by gatornation
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-29-2012 03:40:15 | More by NilocRellim
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schoon

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-17-2013 02:03:06 | More by schoon
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Rborre321

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-06-2014 20:39:03 | More by Rborre321
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-15-2013 18:39:07 | More by wmobley
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-13-2012 01:47:01 | More by Kunstman
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ineedafirkin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-15-2011 22:52:23 | More by ineedafirkin
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, light amber color with a medium to small sized, smooth, foamy, off-white head. Average retention leaving minimal lace.

S - Very malty aroma. Caramel, sweet bread, and touches of toffee/butterscotch. Touch of creamy sweetness. Hints of earthy hops.

T - Sweet malt makes up most of the taste. Caramel, toffee, butterscotch, and plenty of sweet bready flavors. A bit of creamy sweetness and honey. A bit of earthy hops can be found if you are looking for them, but this is a malt driven beer.

M - Medium to light body with average carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

D - Very sweet malty beer. Not cloying sweetness, but a hardy malt sweetness. Could see this as a beer to drink while grilling. Not hard to drink, but not enticing either.

Notes: Wasn't really sure what the style should be. All I know is that it is a very malty beer. Very little hop presence. I like it for what it is, but I wasn't wowed by it. Decent beer for the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 02:54:33 | More by FreshHawk
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KCM

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2012 00:15:22 | More by KCM
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Tjvan2

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-12-2012 20:43:37 | More by jakea
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 03:48:21 | More by chanokokoro
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-24-2013 04:41:22 | More by Cubsfan1087
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-13-2013 06:33:05 | More by Zachtheporter
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-21-2014 12:29:54 | More by scruffwhor
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-08-2012 16:34:30 | More by PorterPig
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daledeee

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Potosi is making a move into Iowa.

Pours a pretty dark body gold with brown hues. Not enough head to give it a higher score.

Nose is malty and metallic.

Taste is malty but not over the top. Some toastiness and hints of hops. Nice and fresh tasting. An easy to drink beer, but not one that stands out.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 13:32:53 | More by daledeee
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 02:59:49 | More by egrace84
Pure Malt Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.