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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Potosi Pure Malt Cave Ale A long time favorite during Potosi’s heyday, this is an Amber Ale that has a distinct malt character and a bit more assertive flavor profile which is comparable to an English Pale Ale. This is a medium bodied beer that is not over the top in any respect. Appearance: Deep Amber. Aroma: Malt and Caramel, slight floral aroma from Golding hops. Taste: Malty, light caramel, medium body. 6.5% • 14P • 10 IBU’s #PotosiBeer #PotosiCaveAle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! Pours a bright, clear orange color; thin, off-white, fine-bubbled head. Aroma shows candy sugar and some light caramel, though not particularly complex beyond those base notes; tempered sweetness, at least. Medium body; lively carbonation; generally smooth in the mouth, with no overt alcohol; again, there isn’t a whole lot here beyond that basic candy / caramel sweetness, and the rendition overall comes off as a rather bland Oktoberfest rendition; modest mineral bitterness that gradually builds, but really nothing flavorful about it; quite bland, especially for 6.5%. Long finish of that basic candied sweetness, slightly stale; minerals.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours a deep orange with a good head and good lace. The aroma is malty and earthy with a bit of mineral. The flavor has that mineral character and some earthy hops, The beer is mildly bitter with some toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Hazy amber with next to no head, just a thin white layer. Aroma of caramel, dusty malt, grains and faint hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, fruit and light citrus. Pretty easy drinking with a mild fruity and heavily malted finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Yellow color with a slight haze and a thin white head. MIld aroma of hops. Light malty bitterness with bit of a grainy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours a dark straw with a nice sized off white head that leaves craggy clumps od soapy lace. Aroma is similar to an English Pale. Mineral and caramel malt followed by herbal medicinal hops. Flavor is sweet malt up front. Caramel and toasted bread with a hit of sweet dextrose. Hops come in the middle, enough bitterness, not much character but enough bitterness to cut the sweetness. Finishes dry with a substantial malt backing. Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is usual for a bottled bitter, which is a bit higher than normal for the style. Good beer, I would buy it again. Reviewed on: 06-27-2010

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - AUG 5, 2010
cereal, bread, grass, cheese, leaves, orange, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, lively,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Courtesy of motortoddhead. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, rosey, some sweet citrus. Tastes of pepper, earthy, some tea with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Pours a deep rust gold topped by a big white head that quickly dissipates. Nose is faintly of malt and hops. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste was vague without much of a flavor profile and the carbonation was soft. This is only an average ale and Potosi can do better. I would recommend Honker’s Ale from Goose Island over this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
benfergy (224) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 18, 2010
The Cave Ale has the aroma that actually resembles a lager, slightly. The malt is strong, with a hint of floral herbs. The taste is fine, but I expected a bit more tartness than I tasted. The palate is good; it’s smooth yet also has a strong body. Overall, I thought this beer was just average. I still want to check out more of Potosi’s beers, but this one I’m just not excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12 oz bottle
This was a fairly run of the mill pale ale but coming from a place like Potosi I suppose my expectations were not that high to begin with. This does not compete with the likes of Fat Squirrel which is nearly ubiquitous in Wisconsin. Of course even New Glarus may get tiresome at some point (or you find yourself in the western part of the state wanting to try a true local brewery). In that case this might do in a pinch.

Aroma / Appearance - The lazy carbonation from the copper body was like watching the air circulate in a home aquarium. Stark white head contrasted like a layer of artificial vanilla frosting. Rye toast, peanut butter, and molasses give it some sweetness. Overall though I am not blown away. This is simply what you would expect from a competently made beer.

Flavor / Palate - Warm molasses drizzled over a ginger snap cookie coats the mouth with a fluid texture. The malt has a kick to it as the ethanol is evident. Despite this flaw the beers remains somewhat drinkable. Pretzel crumbs and cherry pie crust wrap up an acceptable session with a local Wisconsin brewery that I may try more of if the price is right. Don’t go out of your way; however should you see these for $1.79 or so I recommend picking up singles.

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