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Good Old Potosi - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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dhannes

Wisconsin

1.23/5  rDev -65.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 00:23:21 | More by dhannes
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mwa423

Ohio

1.88/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured a very clear light yellow with a finger of head

S - Hints of grain, malt, and cigarette smoke....which is awful.

T - The taste reminds me of bad malt liquor. Glad I split this bomber four ways because it...sucks.

M/D - Mouthfeel was light and watery. The flavor was so bad it was barely drinkable

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 01:57:42 | More by mwa423
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SAJ6

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2012 21:42:22 | More by SAJ6
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cmwilliq

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -29%

06-01-2014 18:13:31 | More by cmwilliq
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beagle75

Iowa

2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, pale yellow color with one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few dense streams of small bubbles rise in the column.

S: Weak hops are both grassy and spicy, with no detectable malt. Obnoxiously clean, for an ale.

T: Begins dry, with grain that is refined almost beyond the point of recognition. Acidity is initially mild while dried hay hop aromatics prevail, but then becomes slightly citric, mixed with esters, in the seltzery middle. Light floral hop flavors flee across the palate before yeasty bread is established during the bitter-free finish.

M: Thin viscosity, watery and insubstantial on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a mediocre and predictable pale beer, guaranteed not to offend and probably likely to be lost in the shuffle of a herd of various macro adjuncts. It should prove refreshing to those who drink it in search of refreshment, but in terms of qualities worthy of critical consideration it just doesn't register.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 00:49:16 | More by beagle75
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

09-29-2012 03:39:40 | More by NilocRellim
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hermit990

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

03-23-2013 04:16:23 | More by hermit990
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Joefisherman

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

08-28-2012 12:36:03 | More by Joefisherman
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mdwalsh

Iowa

2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 17:51:36 | More by mdwalsh
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-13-2013 06:32:39 | More by Zachtheporter
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-16-2011 17:52:10 | More by twbeecher
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-15-2011 04:29:23 | More by Soneast
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hpeli


3/5  rDev -14.8%

09-27-2012 22:30:32 | More by hpeli
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 02:17:25 | More by FreshHawk
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-14-2014 02:02:09 | More by bismarksays
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-06-2014 21:35:56 | More by ffshore545
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-15-2014 13:29:16 | More by scruffwhor
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-20-2014 05:55:46 | More by Westuh
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 00:50:26 | More by gatornation
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hopefully not too old. Nice label, with the retro feel and all.
Poured into pils glassware, for the heck of it, I guess.
And it seems a proper choice as it pours similarly to a german pils, very light in color, initially a full-white head with a prominent German hops aroma. I'm assuming it's going for that style, but maybe they don't lager much. I guess even the label on the bottle made me think pils.
Body is definitively ale, although it is reasonable light. The hops are prominent, but there is a tartness/citrus quality. Touch of fruitiness up front. Fullness and prickliness from carbonation. Extended drying on the finish. Very slight grain flavor, with a tad of breadiness too. Minimal bitterness, but not without.
Would have liked the freshness of the aroma to transfer to the flavors, but there is really nothing very wrong with this, just pretty pedestrian, an maybe that's what they were looking for - in that case, well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 00:54:39 | More by garymuchow
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a moderate white head. The aroma is moderately malty, sweet and a bit grainy, little if any hop aroma. The flavor is moderately malty, sweet, grainy, and a bit of bread. The hop bitterness is low but still enough to provide some balance. Body and carbonation are both moderate. Overall this beer is well made and there is enough flavor to keep it more interesting than others in the same style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2009 02:42:15 | More by uwmgdman
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flared pokal.

I felt a bit odd ordering this, as its name forced me to imply that I've not only had some before, but have enjoyed every one of them. It was my first time, though, so you see my problem, right? Oh well, anyway, it pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises dusty honey, light flowers, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a bit of wheat for good measure. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a nearly crisp finish. Overall, a pretty nice blonde, something that could be easily taken down in the Summer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2011 02:17:47 | More by TMoney2591
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Decent brew. I like it a lot more than the bottled version. Nothing special, but Served with a white head and a little lace. Color is an amber. Aroma is decent. Taste is common beer but fresh and very easy drinking. Body is decent and so is carbonation. Session beer. Drank it all day a few days ago and all night a couple of nights ago.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2010 00:28:14 | More by drpimento
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 00:36:11 | More by BeerFMAndy
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Gold color with some highlighting and a hint of orange as well. White foam rises and falls on an accelerated schedule. Little lacing in the glass beyond the times I put this beer down for longer than 10 minutes.

Which shows the general lack of enthusiasm. I had this one at a "job fair mixer" which was as lame as it sounds. Hors d' oeuvres and chit-chat paired pretty well with this beer, definitely "ignorable" at best and "insipid" at worst.

Nose is grainy, with a little DMS, and definitely some earth-tones like hay and grass. Light. Flavor rolls the same way, with a decently heavy grain bill, although corn and wheat horn their way in as well. Faintest blips of honey-cracker sweetness, fairly dry finish, and enough of a citric crackle on the finish to quality as a beer.

I was pleased that this was tastable; as mentioned, it was at a catered event alongside such winners as Bud Light Lime and Coors. Therefore, this one looked quite good at the time as an alternative, and definitely fit the bill as much, much better than that shit. Hardly a ringing endorsement, but I did enjoy it as an easy sipping quaff.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 00:56:02 | More by BretSikkink
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Good Old Potosi from Potosi Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.