Potosi Pilsener | Potosi Brewing Company

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Potosi PilsenerPotosi Pilsener

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Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mynie on 04-27-2009

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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 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 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 beagle75
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of SF_Posse
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A nice drinking pilsner. Looks refreshing but is rather a ho hum pilsner.

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3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of crossovert
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Potosi Pilsener from Potosi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 86 ratings