Summit Unchained 11 Old 152 Kentucky Common

 
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5327) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Copper color with a large head. Aroma of grain, rye and dank hops. Corn, rye and grain-laden flavor. A bit smokiness that’s more of an abundance of earthy vegetal flavor than bonfire smoke. Light spice. Moderate bitterness.


3.2
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2016
Amber color with a taller beige head. Aromas of rye, raw vegetables, dark caramel, and earthy hops. Sweet rye start. Earth, light pine, spicy rye, green peppers, and dark licorice in the flavors. Lightly slick in feel, but a bit too much bite on the tongue. Interesting. 10/12

3.1
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured an amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Grains, caramel, toast, and a bit earthy.

3.7
Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours reddish brown in color with a tan head. Nice kick of caramel and malt at the beginning with a hoppy bitter finish. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
TXBadger (2811) - 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.

3.4
edgallow (4476) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, spice and grass. Taste is malty and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
gschrade (1099) - 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

3.9
jmagnus87 (3302) - 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.

3
jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
12oz bottle, from MNMike, meh. I wish I could end my review there, but there just isnt anything more to write about, Cool traditional recipe but makes me glad brewing has evolved beyond this.

3.4
tmoreau (4637) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass with a hazed, brownish amber hue, abundant and persistent, moussy, light tan head foam, and lasting, curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was sweet bread, toast, caramel, and a slight hint of chocolate? Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the solid maltiness was complemented by a lingering, earthy, rind-like, slightly herbal hop bitterness. Finished with just a touch of tartness, but mainly dry and crisp, with good sessionability.

3.1
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
12oz. bottle. Interesting aroma, with notes of caramel, grain, toasted bread, hop spice, faint apple and touches of doughy yeast. Hazy red-orange in color, some slight sediment which was swirled and poured, with a frothy, lasting, off-white head and thick lacing to match. Flavor profile is somewhat bitter, fruity and malty, with aspects of bready wheat, citric rye, toasted and lightly sweet caramel malts, somewhat herbal, spicy hops, finishing with hints of red apple skin and even a bit of lemon. Some sharp effervescence on the palate but with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, lightly astringent and mostly dry with a medium body. I had no idea what this was when I picked it up, and after drinking it, I still don’t. It’s certainly not bad, just a little rough around the edges (which may be authentic for the style, for all I know).


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