Pure Malt Cave Ale | Potosi Brewing Company

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79
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121 Ratings
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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
Photo of mwa423
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very clear amber with a bunch of head that stuck through most of the beer.

S- By "all malt" they really mean it. The malt is absolutely overpowering.

T- The taste is....you guessed it all malt. Very sweet, some fruity flavors as well.

M/D - Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy. The rich mouthfeel hurts the drinkability a bit but it fits the profile.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from the 'P' section of my tasting notebook.

Appears transparent orangish - amber with one finger of sudsy white head that quickly deflates to a loose surface froth which sticks around and leaves minimal lacing. Smells of a flash of toffee malt upon pouring that never returns, left with a bread / caramel malt and earthen hopping accent combination on the aroma. Tastes of the same as the nose, although kind of flat and simple in character it seems as though this was the target sought given the name of 'Pure Malt'. Probably the gentlest, lightest, beginner's first malt bomb I've ever tasted due to the lighter body, solid carbonation, and mono-focus on a generic toasted malt profile with a faint sprinkling of earthen hops. Not bad, but I've a preference for some more complexity of flavor in my malt bombs.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a moderate copper color that is entirely transparent. A bit odd in how transparent it is. A small amount of white head forms after the initial pour, though there isn't too much retention. The nose brings a bit of bready caramel and not too much else. The taste is really quite plain with some mild bready character. There is some mild caramel in the background. The feel is light to medium with low carbonation. I will say that the finish is fairly smooth. Drinkability is okay. No real flaws, just nothing to get me to drink more.

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Photo of imperialking
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerwolf77
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sharing this bottle.

Pours an amber golden hue. The off white head raises to about a one finger and fades almost instantly. Just a few specs of soapy lace.

The aroma is malty and lighlty spiced. The nose isn't real strong. Maybe a hint of sweet fruit.

The flavor is mostly caramel malt with some marzen like spices and a hint of sweet apple juice. Nothing real pronounced. Just sort of blah.

Medium to thin body. Average carbonation.

Overall nothing real special. Just your average run of the mill malty beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Better than a "pure-cave malt ale". ...I guess... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises soft biscuit, softer grass, and even softer flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though things are stronger (harder, I guess...) in general, and the biscuit has a vague hint of fruitiness about it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice, if nondescript, little beer. Not bad, just nothing special.

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Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Jodio
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Shy5
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of tgraven
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Ginepiece
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Flippengruven
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Soneast
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of a_f7
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of uwmgdman
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear light amber color with a moderate off-white head. The aroma is a bit weak, a bit of malt, hints of biscuit and bread, leaves a bit to be desired. The flavor is better than the aroma, moderately malty, biscuit and a bit nutty. The hop bitterness is low but combined with a slightly dry finish, provides nice balance. Overall an enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SF_Posse
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best Potosi beer made IMO. NICE MALT BALANCE.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Potosi Brewing : Cave Ale

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A bronze/gold color, pefectly clear. Small fizzy head forms and recedes to a ring around the edges of the pint glass.

Smell/Taste: Aroma of biscuity malt, some toffee like sweetness. Follows through to the taste, toffee, biscuit, little to no diacetyl. Hop character is lacking, just a hint of earthy bitterness. The beer leans heavily on the malt side, but its simple and pleasing enough.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied, crisp carbonation. Good feel.

Overall: A nice session ale here, no frills but solid for what it is. Would be a great companion with grilled meat or fish.

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Photo of Winter
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber in color with a rocky, stone khaki colored head, which remained throughout consumption. Ample carbonation is seen from the bubbles in the body. Aroma consists of toffee, a touch of caramel, slightly buttery, and grainy malt. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and soft. The malt flavor dominates the palate. Some caramel and a bit of graininess toward the back. Very slight grapefruit or citrus bitterness in the finish, that takes away some of the sweetness of the malt. Smooth and easy drinking yet this is a pretty average beer. Nothing really jumps out at you either.

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Photo of brentk56
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color; the head fades a bit quickly though it leaves some streaks behind

Smell: Bread and caramel - thoroughly malty aromatics

Taste: Very bready, up front, with a growing caramel character in the middle; a hint of fruit appears, after the swallow but the aftertaste is dominated by the caramel malt flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body (slightly flabby) with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very malty and a bit too sweet and one dimensional for my palate; as an EPA, there should be more of a hop presence

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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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