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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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94 Ratings

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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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Photo of woosterbill
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
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.


woosterbill, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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

gatornation, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

schoon, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Kunstman, May 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ineedafirkin, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of MooseBoose
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

MooseBoose, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of FreshHawk
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

FreshHawk, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of KCM
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

KCM, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Tjvan2, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jakea, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of chanokokoro
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

chanokokoro, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Cubsfan1087, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jklecko2, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bpkrippner, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

scruffwhor, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

rabbitguy, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bigpoppa67, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

PorterPig, Feb 08, 2012
Pure Malt Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company
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