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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mynie on 04-27-2009)
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -43.8%

12-13-2013 07:29:36 | More by XmnwildX12
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npendres

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

11-11-2013 01:34:28 | More by npendres
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beagle75

Iowa

2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 00:26:58 | More by beagle75
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cobb

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-24-2014 02:24:56 | More by cobb
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-31-2011 12:58:57 | More by atone315
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pooogy

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-09-2012 01:48:55 | More by pooogy
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-03-2014 23:08:29 | More by cervezango
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-15-2012 04:49:26 | More by whartontallboy
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-15-2012 19:36:42 | More by Satan70
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 01:51:22 | More by FreshHawk
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 23:47:20 | More by drpimento
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-26-2013 19:15:56 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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FritzSteinhoff

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-05-2012 23:54:52 | More by FritzSteinhoff
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pebbs

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-29-2012 02:31:54 | More by pebbs
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crossovert

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 02:46:32 | More by crossovert
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bashiba

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 22:20:37 | More by bashiba
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 13:35:36 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-19-2012 01:12:54 | More by Kunstman
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-12-2014 03:26:33 | More by KarlHungus
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letshaveanother

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-14-2014 14:41:01 | More by letshaveanother
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-30-2013 12:10:56 | More by hilgart1
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-22-2014 21:10:22 | More by scruffwhor
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-24-2013 02:59:11 | More by egrace84
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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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ABokononist

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-30-2012 13:18:08 | More by ABokononist
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Potosi Pilsener from Potosi Brewing Company
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