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Good Old Potosi - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KeefD on 01-05-2009)
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Reviews by Phocion:
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3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Clear straw/gold body with a fizzy white head. Little retention and no noticeable lacing.

Aroma is grassy and bready. Slight caramel sweetness.

Flavor is bready and crackerlike. Slightly floral. Pretty simple profile.

Light-bodied and with ample champagne-like carbonation. Nice crisp finish.

Overall, this is a simple but pleasant beer. Nothing special, but extraordinarily drinkable. No off-putting flavors whatsoever.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Sometimes, the lightest of the bunch will tell the true worth and expertise of a brewery. Three-fingered head crowns the clear, pale yellow-colored ale. Hints of pale malt, taffy fruit and dusty bread in the nose. Soft, cushy smoothness super- sedes the crisp bite with a light creaminess. Smacks of dry, bready malt, which sticks to the palate. Mild exotic fruitiness with a very faint alcoholic ester. Hops flavor it very well and keep the malt in check. "Superb" would be a simple word to use for this beer.

Photo of NilocRellim
2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of cokes
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw bodied with a quick rise and fall of stark white foam. Subsequently, it goes bald and leaves little lacing.
Husky grain aroma, backed with hay, and wetter notions of grass. Touches of wheat and corn.
A brief huskiness rolls across the mouth, as it settles towards saltine crackers, white bread, and hay. Some soft hues of corn and wheat, then phantoms of lemon and honey, and a final, fading, floral note to close on.
It's both crisp and soft, the rolling carbonation feeds lift into the gentle, almost frail, body.
As a no brainer, hot weather quaffer, this absolutely hits the spot. It's probably best compared to a Cream Ale, or even an American Pale Lager. It's an easy-going, enjoyable, clean, simple thing.

Photo of Giesch
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of pitch31
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer had a nice straw color and a one finger head. The beer had a a light clean smell. The beer had a light taste with a little sweetness, which was very nice for a blonde ale. This is a very good,drinkable beer that serves as a good session beer you can have plenty of.

Photo of dhannes
1.23/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Had a bottle at Cottage Grove beer fest.

A=Very light yellow, thin head.

S=Almost none.

T=Almost none...more like a light beer, with a hint of malted barley. Like drinking water.

M=Very light...like water.

O=Even worse than I expected...not good at all.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although I wasn't able to sample this at the source, it was available at Cornerstone in Galena, IL. I also spotted some historical remnants of this brand around town, a 1960's bottle in one shop for $8, and a rusty cone top can in another shop for $235.

Poured into a Hamms goblet, straight out of the fridge. Super pale, pastel yellow gold. Fizzy white cap, fades to nothing after a minute or two. Champagne streams of carbonation. Spotty bits of lace here and there.

Faint mineral aroma, as it warms there's vaguely something beer like.

Crisp and smooth, a very light cracker taste, some faint floral bitterness in the aftertaste. Clean and simple, nothing wrong with that. It almost seems more like an American lager than Blonde ale as it's currently listed, though there is a slightly fuller body. Snappy carbonation, lending to a general crispness. Very easy to drink, classic lawnmower beer. Nice to find a retro beer that actually tastes decent for a change. Pairs well with spicy foods.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. 5.0% ABV, 1260 on the neck.

A - Pale yellow straw beer is filled with carbonation bubbles rising to an almost non-existent ring of white foam. The crystal clear beer is rather average in appearance.

S - Husky, grainy malt signals what's to come from this beer. Crisp and light, a touch of wheat softens it up a bit while something nostalgic about it's simplicity is very inviting. A touch of spice pulls through on the finish as well.

T - A touch of wheat and mild spice seem to draw it away from an ordinary beer bit is immediately brought back by a grainy pale malt flavor. No hops are present in this beer.

M - Crisp, clean, and very light-bodied, Good Old Potosi Beer is a small step above the average American crap (BMC). The thin texture and full carbonation deliver the usual though.

D - Well, it IS beer. This one is a stepping stone for BMC drinkers. If you know one having a hard time letting go of their "beer" flavored beer, get them on this. It'll still be comforting but nudging them in the right direction.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.42/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Light, straw color with a large, smooth, sticky, frothy, bright white head. Good retention but little lace is left.

S - Grainy malt dominates along with a touch of wheat grain/spiciness. Hints of grassy and floral hops.

T - Grainy/wheaty flavors are dominant. There is a subtle spiciness that often accompanies wheat. Light grassy and earthy hops, nothing too strong but enough to be present.

M - Light body with average carbonation. Pretty crisp and clean.

D - Easy to drink beer for the summer. Nothing too exciting, but it's fairly refreshing.

Notes: Decent beer for someone who typically drinks macros/adjuncts. Easy to drink and refreshing that makes a decent replacement for adjunct lagers and the likes.

Photo of mdwalsh
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Possibly a crack in the bottle, there's no seepage, but it's uncomfortably ridged in one spot and makes a grinding sound a little bit.
A: Pours a white, two or three finger head on a well carbonated golden body that is probably 95% clear. Very attractive, though the head doesn't seem to be lasting too long. 4.0

S: Sort of smells, unfortunately, like stale beer. I get some wet cardboard, skunked hops, and other unpleasant smells. There is no date on the bottle, though the store I got it from looked like it went through beer fast enough. But this is just not alright. 2.0

T: Slightly, but not much, better than the aroma. The cardboard taste is mostly gone from the palate, but leaves some aftertaste. Otherwise, there isn't much there. 3.0

M: Alright, light, but smooth. 4

D: No, not really drinkable at all, it's giving me burps. 3.0

Photo of SAJ6
2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-light straw color with almost zero lacing.
S-slight malty aroma
T-slightly sweet
M-thin
Found out this flag ship beer is brewed in Stevens Point and you can tell the difference between those produced in housed. The beers produced in the brewpub are fantastic. Those in bottle have a huge drop off.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a light yellow with a very white 1 finger head some clinging lace..smell is malt and grass and grain..taste is the same it has some sweet malts flavors with a grain taste and grass some faint hops..light mouth feel it is what it is... an adjunct lager..but a tasty one for the style its crisp and refreshing and a good representation for the style

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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Good Old Potosi from Potosi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.