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Potosi Pilsener - Potosi Brewing Company

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mynie on 04-27-2009)
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Reviews by workingclassbrew:
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workingclassbrew

Wisconsin

3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my "go to beers". Hands down, a damm good beer. Been looking forward to this review for a while.

View, a nice cloudy light gold, nice 3 fingers of foam. Left some patchy lacing behind.

The smell is quite light, yeast, malt, some sweet corn.

This was the first true Pilsner style beer I've sampled. Out of the many, it got me hooked on a style thats now my second choice next to a hearty lager. Its got the malt heavy upfront, and middle, hops with a slighty dry finish. This beer has a hard to describe fruity/herbal note in the background that most of the better pilsners have had that I have tried. Potosi says they use the traditional Saaz hops, this must be that distinct flavor. The hops, and malt are perfectly combined in this brew. As it warms both hop, and malt intensifies. Man, just a good beer.

I like the old style Potosi label on the bottle. It is always nice to see the old Potosi signs that still hang on many of the buildings in Grant Co ( Wisconsin ) from days long past.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 03:47:56 | More by workingclassbrew
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Potosi, WI is not a terribly large settlement, boasting a population of 688 people. By no means is this pilsener-style beer from its namesake brewery a backwater brew, however.

I find this bottle of beer in a six-pack mixer brought back by my parents from a recent trip to Chicagoland. I believe this one may have come from the ubiquitous Binny's chain.

Pours a pale straw colour, with a faint head that rapidly vanishes in favour of slight lacing at the edges. The first thing it reminds me of is the haylike colour of PBR, but with slightly more opacity. Not the highest standard, but looks are deceiving in this case.

The beer smells very faintly of grain, malt and summer hay. I have to nearly stick my nose in it to get a whiff, but when present, it's a pleasing, fresh aroma.

The taste and feel are surprising; immediately crisp and effervescent, then giving way to sweet malt and almost citrus-like tones. This pilsener hangs on the tongue, but just long enough to let the crispness recede. Excellent for a summer beer. I could see a Blue Moon-style spiced variant of this beer capitalizing on those characteristics being very good.

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A - Quite light, hazed lemon color. Full sized, smooth, creamy, smooth, tight, ivory white head. Good retention leaving a nice lacing.

S - Pretty faint aroma. Some light, pilsner malt. Pretty grainy. Touches of grassy hops but it's pretty faint.

T - A bit bigger than the nose suggested, but pretty similar. Quite grainy, with a touch of breadiness. Faint grassy hops. Ends up being pretty faint toward the end of drinking this beer.

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Potosi Pilsener from Potosi Brewing Company
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