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Summit Unchained 11 Old 152 Kentucky Common

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Brewer Eric Harper has gone old school for Summit Unchained #11. As in, Old 152. Inspired by the Kentucky Common beer style that was popular before Prohibition, it actually uses a sour mash of maize and rye in addition to traditional malts and Cluster hops (just about the only hop available in the U.S. back then).
The results are anything but sour, yielding a chestnut-colored brew with a slightly spicy floral aroma, biscuit, caramel notes and crisp, clean bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1421) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours a hazy deep orange color with a very dense, creamy light tan head. Aroma has a light nutty nose with a lot of toasted malt presence with a light spicy rye like finish and some light citrus and grassy hoppiness. Flavor has a strong hop presence but not the typical strong hops we are use too as its not the an in your face, pound your buds type. The hops is a light citrus and strong grassy combo that pairs very well with the strong toasted malt presence in this brew. Body is light with a light oily feel. Overall a very tasty brew. I love the hops and malt combo for this brew. They should mass produce this one as it’s a fantastic anytime type of brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (588) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a clear, copper-brown with smallish, lasting head. Aroma of malt and grain, with some hops. Flavor is rather hoppy, and a bit like a brown ale. Bitter finish. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors, Minnesota. Pours a clear medium amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, some light medicinal hops with citrus, a touch of caramel and apple skin. Taste is medium bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt with caramel, earthy spices, a touch of vegetables and grassy hops. Finish slightly dry, has a sharp spicy hop aftertaste, a hint of metallic and then a crisp finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours light copper with an immense head of closely packed, tiny bubbles and thin, tight rings of lacing, especially near the top of the glass. Aroma is very earthy - grass and mud - and a little malty. Flavor is light - malt and a minor hop bite to go with the hints of grass and dirt. Not much of a fan of earthy beers normally, but this is decent and drinkable, if not outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with nice tan head, aroma brought notes of rye, birch, wood, oak, some caramel, toffee, earth, sine spicy and piney hops. Taste is nice rye, birch, bread, caramel, oak, birch, finishing woody, dry, spicy and slight fruity notes finish it out. Tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
bottle, amber orange color, creamy tan foam, prickly grapefruit aromas, flavor is caramel, hoppy metallic, whiskey, bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from wegmans. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma Is rye forward with some caramel malt balance. The taste is rye ipa style with a nice, light malt balance. Nice easy drinker.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Light amber with good, foamy, beige head / Bright nose of pine, rye and citrus / Medium body, soft, delicate, hoppy, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of dry rye spice, grapefruit, pine, and a touch of caramel / Not like the couple other Kentucky Commons that I’ve had, more like a rye ipa, but a very nice brew no matter which.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Reddish copper hue when held ot light. The khaki head is long lasting and relatively dense. A dusty smelling brew with some notes of old books and apple core. A little bit leathery in the nose. This taste like old leather and salty caramel. A bit of robust hopping is there, but certainly not overdone, just hints of citrus in the back end of each drink. There is some note of pear and celery in the finish. The body is softly carbonated and that adds to the smoothness. This is actually quite nice and interesting. It is like a petite amber, and made to be a crowd pleaser. Smooth and relatively light, but enough going on to keep you interested, a great balance that is rarely done correctly. Summit has a winner with this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1341) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a bright medium amber with hints of garnet. Pretty decent off white head up front that diminishes but continues to coat the surface and ring the glass. Aroma is spicy hoppiness. Taste is characteristic grapefruit and pine along with sweet caramel maltiness. This is very good, and they can call it what they want, but this is an IPA.


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