kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow color with a slight haze and a thin white head. MIld aroma of hops. Light malty bitterness with bit of a grainy flavor.
Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
reliantkcar (102) - USA - AUG 5, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cereal, bread, grass, cheese, leaves, orange, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, lively,
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
benfergy (224) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.