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Good Old Potosi - Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.36%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Kunstman, Jan 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

KC9LDB, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of SAJ6
2.48/5  rDev -29.9%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

hpeli, Sep 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Joefisherman, Aug 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

ironstein, Aug 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

MarshMan71, Aug 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

MaxOfMetal, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
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
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3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

pitch31, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of dhannes
1.23/5  rDev -65.3%
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
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4/5  rDev +13%

Josievan, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

WastingFreetime, Mar 16, 2012
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2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
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
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4/5  rDev +13%

omegaman, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

AceMaster, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

twbeecher, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Soneast, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

daledeee, Aug 20, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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
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4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

seeswo, May 21, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Apr 07, 2011
Good Old Potosi from Potosi Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.