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Summit Unchained 11 Old 152 Kentucky Common



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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5294) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1963) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pleasant light aroma, Old 152 is an extremely well rounded beer. Slight citrus on the nose, copper pour with full head, caramel and hops are immediately prevalent on your first sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Really cool offering from Summit. 12oz bottle. Copper-ruby orange with a big frothy head. Sort of like a really dry, hoppy version of Anchor Steam. Quite excellent, fresh, vibrant fruity esters, but all well balanced and restrained too. The hops are one dimensional, but very present and fascinating from a historical perspective. Somewhere between medium and full bodied, with a birchy, woody faintness. I sort of love this beer for what is and represents...but it is a solid beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1038) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with off white head. Taste Carmel, earthy, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Reviewed from notes: pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, spice, and some caramel malty notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly hazy dark amber with an orange hue and a finger of off white head. Aroma of citrus and grass with a little caramel and grapefruit. Taste is light bitter. Grassy and earthy with a hint of lemon and caramel. Medium bodied with a slightly thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle. I’m really a fan of the Summit Unchained series each year. This is a new style that feels very retro and nostalgic to me. Overall a recommend. $9.49/ 6 pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours red amber with a soft off white head that fades to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has subtle grapefruit some caramel and more fruit of sorts. Taste is bitter fruity hops which is quite nice and a soft caramel malt flavor along with biscuit and a little spice. Palate is thin to medium with a chalky dry finish. Really surprised how well this goes down! I find myself wishing I just bought a 6 pack instead of the single!

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