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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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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

11-22-2010 00:54:39 | More by garymuchow
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emerge077

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

07-25-2010 22:28:02 | More by emerge077
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

07-22-2010 04:56:32 | More by cokes
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -2%

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.

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

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%

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

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

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

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

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Thanks to one of my non BA friends for bringing this back from a recent trip home.

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of very sweet malt

T - Follows the smell but its tastes very good for the style

M - This beer has a light body with higher carbonation to it

D - To me this is an excellent example of the style very easy to drink with a good taste as a beer geek you won't be blown away but for the style you will be worth a shot

11-02-2009 22:54:18 | More by armock
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mwa423

Ohio

1.88/5  rDev -46.6%

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

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

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

From what I gather, this is their old recipe beer. And I mean *old* recipe, as this is supposedly the same formula that was used in 1855.

And it's a heck of a nice pour for an Adjunct. You know how High Life has a real nice head but it goes away after like ten seconds? This is the same head, same tight white consistency, but it sticks around for ages.

Smells mild, light adjunct grass and corn along with Schlitz-level hops (that is, more hops than your average BMC, but nowhere near as much as a German pils).

Tastes good, the same sized flavor as Gusto Schlitz or Grainbelt, only a lot more balanced and pilsenery. Grain and weeds up front, hops near the back, and a pleasant beery sourness lingers on the back on the tongue.

04-28-2009 00:58:45 | More by mynie
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KeefD

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a light golden color with a small white head that left some generous lacing. Aroma is sweet and grainy with hints of corn. Taste is sweet up front, plenty of grainy, husky malt flavors, hints of corn, and the lightest of hoppings. Dry on the finish, medium body, very clean and crisp. Good carbonation. This would be a great lawnmower beer if it only came in cans. A very decent and slightly above average AAL.

01-05-2009 21:23:01 | More by KeefD
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Good Old Potosi from Potosi Brewing Company
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