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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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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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.

dhannes, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of mwa423
1.88/5  rDev -47.3%
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

mwa423, Oct 05, 2009
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.

SAJ6, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of cmwilliq
2.5/5  rDev -30%

cmwilliq, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of beagle75
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

beagle75, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
2.75/5  rDev -23%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of hermit990
2.75/5  rDev -23%

hermit990, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Joefisherman
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Joefisherman, Aug 28, 2012
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

mdwalsh, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -16%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of twbeecher
3/5  rDev -16%

twbeecher, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Soneast
3/5  rDev -16%

Soneast, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of hpeli
3/5  rDev -16%

hpeli, Sep 27, 2012
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.

FreshHawk, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev -9%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of ffshore545
3.25/5  rDev -9%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
3.25/5  rDev -9%

scruffwhor, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Westuh
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Westuh, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of gatornation
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

gatornation, May 23, 2010
Photo of garymuchow
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

garymuchow, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of Giesch
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%

Giesch, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of uwmgdman
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

uwmgdman, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%

Canada_Dan, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

TMoney2591, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of drpimento
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

drpimento, Feb 09, 2010
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Good Old Potosi from Potosi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.