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Potosi Pilsener | Potosi Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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85 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mynie on 04-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,909
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
85
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of FBarber
2.82/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a darker golden color - clear and crisp. Somewhat clear around the edges of the glass. Fleeting hint of a head dissipates almost immediately. No residual head or lacing.

Smell has notes of bready malts, corn, grain, mineral water, honey and some grassy hops on the finish.

Taste is remarkably bitter and astringent right off the bat. Some grain comes through with grassy bitter hops on the finish. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but this is just not good. All sweet grain and very bitter/astringent hops.

Feel is fizzy and pretty carbonated. Dry finish on the tongue. Bit on the heavy side for the style.

Overall this is not a great beer - again Im not sure if this is just a bad batch or what. Doubt I'll ever revisit this one.

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Photo of 12ozfan
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grain and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied and crisp. Finishes with more grain, grass, crisp and clean. Nice easy drinking pilsener.

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Photo of Redrover
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was in the mood for a good pilsner and like Potosi beers so why not pick-up a six pack?

Poured into a pint glass the beer is a nice gold with a slight chill haze. It has a decent, dense white sticky head.

The nose is of grains and a bit of floral and herbal notes.

The beer is balanced between some semi-sweet graininess and some pepper and floral notes from the hops. There is a bit of mineral taste which was a nice touch.

The mouth is medium with crisp carbonation.

It hit the spot and would be very easy to pair with a Wisconsin fish fry!

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LeRose
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks suitably clear with a nice fluffy head that falls quickly leaving some floating islands.

The aroma is crisp malts with a slight mineral tang, a little sweetness, a little hay-like with a vague spice note.

The taste is clean and cracker-like, very crisp. It is appropriately malty, very slightly sweet, a little lemon overlays the flavor which morphs into a floral finish with a nice bitterness and a little spice note that tingles the tongue.

The feel seems just a bit heavy for the style, carbonation is lively and "right. It is a very good drinking beer that is an enjoyable drinker and an adequate representation of the style

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Photo of Krusader
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scaliasux
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wolffy
4.93/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

OK this is a nice Pils and very clear, straw colored and nicely carbonated it has a bit of body as a czech pils shoud have.
nice hop aroma and nice bitterness I like this beer

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Photo of twb0392
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass. It is a yellow gold color with a white head. A thin ring around the edge with spotty lacing. The aroma is rather sweet with bready malts, not what you would expect. Ugh, the flavor is way too sweet for a Pils. There are floral notes and a big sweet bready yeasty taste. Not sure what this is as it is way too sweet for what I want in a pilsner. It needs to be dried out a bit.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Emersonio
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bplabernie
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kkasprzak
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light to medium golden color. A smooth crisp flavor. An interesting floral aroma. Delicious and light bodied. I drink it too cold. I believe it would've been better at 50°F as opposed to 45°F.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewmudgeon
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

medium gold with a head that leaves fast; smells kind of “watery,” I guess due to weak malting combined with a lack of hop presence, strangely it smells like a cross between a pilsner and a typical American macro lager, as though I had mingled the two together in my glass (I may try that someday); on the palate this is very soft and rounded for a czech pilsner, with a supple sweetness from the malt not fully balanced out by an herbal hoppiness; the bubbles are pretty easygoing and the finish ultimately builds but not entirely in a good way. the earthy, herbal deal is there in the end, but something about the malt, water supply, or yeast is too dominant. it seems at times too fruity and ale-like, making me wonder if it was fermented a bit warm or with a less than ideal yeast, and underattenuated. but my last guess is tending toward the water characteristics being a culprit. not a bad beer, at any rate, but at 6% it is just not worth it.
3, 3.5, 3, 3.5, 3.5

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Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this. On tap at Tip Top Tavern, with Greg at Bootsy's gig (w/ Shotgun Mary).

Serious biscuit!

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Photo of Tone
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Czech Pilsener. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sight sweet malt, slight piney hop, and a hint of yeast. Overall, the best of the three Potosi's Ii had, by far.

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Potosi Pilsener from Potosi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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