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Good Old Potosi - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.47%
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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SAJ6

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -29.5%

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.

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


4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-03-2012 15:39:49 | More by Jimboe
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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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hpeli


3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-19-2012 13:41:01 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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ironstein

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-16-2012 20:19:17 | More by ironstein
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-04-2012 21:23:19 | More by MarshMan71
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

07-29-2012 19:44:28 | More by MaxOfMetal
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

06-22-2012 02:17:25 | More by FreshHawk
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pitch31


3.55/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

06-21-2012 01:26:54 | More by pitch31
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dhannes

Wisconsin

1.23/5  rDev -65.1%

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.

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

Iowa

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-13-2012 17:44:13 | More by Josievan
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

Reviewed from notes.

A. Clear pale straw color with two fingers of foamy froth for a head that retains structure for about a minute and a half but has only minimal lacing.

S. Light floral / herbal hopping and honeyed pale malts.

T. Dry crusty bread and floral flavors with grassy (hay, straw) overtones. Gets a very light rise of honey sweetness in the mid-sip, which fades in and out gently like a welcome visitor who knows the proper time to take his leave.

M. Thinner side of medium-bodied, yet very creamy soft and silky smooth in texture. Lightly carbonated but with the lighter heft it doesn't really matter as much.

A very refreshing summer beer, well done Potosi!

03-16-2012 21:36:45 | More by WastingFreetime
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beagle75

Iowa

2.73/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-15-2012 18:36:37 | More by omegaman
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AceMaster

Iowa

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-22-2012 21:33:27 | More by AceMaster
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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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daledeee

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

A quick pour shows a very blond gold body. Head is nice.

Nose is slightly yeasty and fruity. Not real strong.

Taste is pretty hoppy, but also has the American grain thing going on and some grass. Cool this one down and you will find yourself keeping your self satisfied on a hot day. Not bad but not great.

08-20-2011 13:40:21 | More by daledeee
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

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

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +18.8%

Pours a light yellow with a small white head. Looks very light - maybe even disconcertingly so. Nose is very light and clean, very faint hops and just a touch of sweetness. The taste is dramatically clean - like the best version of a bmc beer you've ever had. There is a touch of additional sweetness that clues you in to the style. That said, everything is in balance and harmony - this is really a good beer. Clean, clean, clean. Very nice. Mouthfeel is good carbonation and a slightly sweet finish in the mouth. Overall, I challenge anyone to find me a beer that blows this one out of the water for what it is trying to do.

05-21-2011 04:56:09 | More by seeswo
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

04-07-2011 00:21:26 | More by BeerAdvocate
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -2%

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.

02-10-2011 00:56:02 | More by BretSikkink
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mdwalsh

Iowa

2.95/5  rDev -16.2%

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

12-22-2010 17:51:36 | More by mdwalsh
Good Old Potosi from Potosi Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.