Pure Malt Cave Ale | Potosi Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79
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121 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Pure Malt Cave AlePure Malt Cave Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by KeefD on 01-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 42
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1.5/5  rDev -56%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.7/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pure Malt Cave ale pours a reddish copper like color with no head. There is a horribly over sweet, pear like aromas. The taste is very sweet, some pear like notes, very grainy flavors too. Way too sweet, but weaker flavors, which may be good. Overall taste like sweet water, strange after taste, but not the worst.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of samie85
2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes; originally 8/02/10.

A-Pours a pale light orange/caramel color with a two finger white head.

S-Caramel with light hints of pine and lemon hop notes.

T-Biscuity and caramel malt with light bitter, slightly piny hop notes.

M-Pretty smooth mouthfeel with crisp carbonation and a medium body.

D-An easy drinking beer, but one that I probably won't search again. I've had better domestic versions of ESB's that are easier to find and tastier.

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Photo of Tone
2.86/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hop, hint of yeast, but a hint of butterscotch. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hop, hint of yeast, but a hint of butterscotch. Overall, weak appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of kplooki
2.9/5  rDev -15%

Photo of lunarbrew
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Duff27
2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Half inch of white foam atop about a 7 SRM color. Head quickly dissipates, no lacing.

S- Bready.

T- More bread. Pale maltiness with a quick burst of hops at the trail end.

M- Mouthfeel is good enough, adequate carbonation.

D/O- Sad to say, this doesn't taste too much unlike a macro. That being said, you could treat it as a macro session-wise as long as you were aware of the increased ABV. Don't know where the English Pale Ale description comes from.

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Photo of Bingja18
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of garymuchow
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kinda' a hefty eng. pale ale, but let's give 'er a go.
Soft overall aroma with malt primary and yeast qualities intermixed. No hops to speak of.
Very clear, with a smallish, loud quick head.
First note a quick bitterness up front, followed by the malt character. Finishes with some dryness and a long mild bitterness. Malt character is subdued, with hop flavor growing with time
Carbonation seems at a lot, esp for style and the bubbles are sharp. Body seems about right.
Nothing really special here. Kinda' unique, but none of the flavors are inspiring in any manner.
Thanks WI John.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of MNJR
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was drinking these in between some other beers this weekend, and unfortunately this Potosi Cave Ale was my least favorite. It is very malty, but the malt flavor is not good. Chewed up bubblegum, wet paper, stale tasting, squishy grainy feel, and very little if any hop presence. This was a new six pack, not old or stored. Not a very good English Pale.

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of JackieTH
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Rob for the bottle!

Pour was light copper with about a half-inch of white foam. Faint nose of nut-bread malt. Palate was more of the faint bready-biscuit character with a hint of caramel. Hops are basically faint, but this isn't a malt bomb by any means. Body has fair substance, carbonation was lower side of medium. All in all I would be hard pressed to seek this one out again, it's average in all regards.

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Photo of morimech
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear amber color with two fingers of head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left on the glass. Things get very average after the pour. Unremarkable aroma of pale malt. Sort of bready and doughy. Hops are non existant. The flavor is also just pale malt. No bitterness or flavor from the hops which is not all that surprising considering the modest 10 IBUs. This beer reminds me more of an all-malt pale lager than anything with English Ale in its descriptor. Has a substantial body and is nicely carbonated. The high ABV hurts drinkability in a forgettable beer. This beer needs its hop bill doubled, or even tripled.

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Pure Malt Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company
3.41 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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