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Potosi Pilsener - Potosi Brewing Company

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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2/5  rDev -44.3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

npendres, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of beagle75
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a mug.

A: Clear, light golden color with one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Crisp and acidic, with plentiful grassy hops backed up by light cracker and corn chips.

T: Begins quite off-dry, with heavy yet fairly character-less pilsner malt and moderate hop aromatics that are bright and jammy with lemon. Acidity is restrained even at its most intense. Flavors turn more plant-like in the middle, weakly grassy, backed by chalky white-noise grain. The finish is mild and slightly spicy, vanishing fairly quickly.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, too sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This craft-brewed Wisconisn pilsner falls well short of noteworthy entries into the category. While a traditional and metered hop profile is faithfully projected, the carbohydrate bill comes across as much too sweet and generally heavy-handed. While it is not without flavor, it is not any more refreshing that a typical pale ale.

beagle75, Jul 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

cobb, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

pooogy, Aug 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

cervezango, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Satan70, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

M - Light body. Slightly above average carbonation. Pretty crisp. Standard for the style.

D - Pretty easy to drink. Crisp and quite refreshing albeit not all that flavorful.

Notes: Not a top noch Czech Pilsener. Could use a bit more hops. It was pretty refreshing regardless.

FreshHawk, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, not great. With an aggressive pour there was a small to medium sized white heead that soon disappears and no lace. Color is a clear yellow gold with a few bubble trails. Aroma is going in the direction of the Czech Pils- malt, grain, grass, hop. Flavor has gone a little too far in the butter diacetyl direction, plus the nose qualities. Body is ok and carbonation is just a touch soft. Finish is like flavor and of short to medium length and a bit of sweetness in there too, that is nicely balanced with the tang. Servicable.

drpimento, Oct 06, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

WolfsbaneBloom, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

FritzSteinhoff, Sep 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

pebbs, May 29, 2012
Photo of crossovert
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Says "Czech style pilsener". Well 6% abv is already a bit high. 12 oz twist off bottle purchased cold from the brewery.

It pours pretty much like a czech pils, hard to get that one too wrong.

It smells like a blonde ale, not a czech pils.

The taste is closer to a czech pils than most but it still is too sweet and too undeveloped.

American brewers REALLY need to taste czech and german pilseners, because they are reaching when they call their beers czech or german style.

crossovert, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of bashiba
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a nice clear golden yellow, with a very thin and light head, quickly leaving just a white ring.

The smell is fresh crisp with some nice European lemony noble hops and a touch of light grain.

The flavor is decent, a nice bit of light malts and crisp light citrus and grassy hop finish, there is a bit of an off metallic flavor just sneaking through like a hint of oxidation, not a good sign since I quite sure this beer is reasonably fresh.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp with more carbonation in the feel than there was in the head.

Not a bad Pils, if it didn't have that slight oxidization character and lack of head might have been really good.

bashiba, Jul 22, 2011
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3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light, hay yellow color. good amount of carbination.

S-First smell malt and corn, very small amout hops, mostly a cut grass smell.

T- As i expected typical Wisconsin style Pils/lager. Very crisp, tasty great beer in the summer. Malty, no hop character which is shocking for a pils. I really tried to pin the hop taste but nontheless nothing.

M- Crispy and light carbination hits the mouth without the sting, but not watery it has a body.

O- Typical Wisconsin Pils minus the lacking hop character, I'd recommend this for a person who doesn't enjoy hops but enjoys lighter beers. i'll take this versus MGD anyday, but I wouldn't have it around all the time. It's an old brewery and a great place.

NewGlarusFan, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kunstman, May 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

enelson, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

KarlHungus, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

letshaveanother, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Aubs723, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

hilgart1, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

scruffwhor, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

egrace84, Jun 24, 2013
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Potosi Pilsener from Potosi Brewing Company
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