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Old 152 - Summit Brewing Company

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Old 152Old 152

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very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesMN on 10-27-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

AllHailBeercules, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

grimey68, Nov 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Standard US pint glass

A very nice brown ale meets porter style, with hints of rye and spicy hops. One can imagine this as the base beer that would be sour with a sour-mashing technique and/or subsequent aging. Very good, extremely easy to put down a pint or more of this.

Pours a 2cm tall head of light beige-colored foam, made up of small and medium-sized bubbles, yielding a fairly sponge-like appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting throughout the glass, never decreasing below a 0.5cm cap atop the body. Lacing is likewise excellent. Body is a dark, dirty brown color, with light bringing out a muddy orange hue. Carbonation visible through the nearly opaque (80-90% opacity) body, high in number and activity.

Aroma is from light roasted malt yielding hints of chocolate, dark caramel malts that give some rich caramel, herbal characters no doubt from the cluster hops

Taste is of pleasant cocoa with dark caramel, stale coffee, a bit of toasted nuts, dried leaves, tangy rye. Front of palate picks up some light roasted malt giving faint cocoa, stale coffee, and char with some additional dark caramel malts that yield dark sweetness, as well as contributions from light herbal hops, and tangy rye. Mid-palate continues the faint cocoa, stale coffee, char, and tangy rye, but adds in some toasted nuts, hints of tobacco, mild hop bitterness, and a faint tartness present in the background. Back of palate experiences mild to moderate hop bitterness combined with acridity from roasted malts, cocoa, dark caramel sweetness, slight dried leaf tannins. Aftertaste is of charred toast, cocoa, stale coffee, lightly tangy rye, astringency from dark malts, with a long-lingering mild hop bitterness.

Beer is surprisingly well-bodied despite the appearance of high carbonation and persistent foam. The body is medium, while the carbonation feels medium-low, giving this a lightly foamy (1/3) and smooth (2/3) mouthfeel. Closes quite dry, with moderate stickiness clinging along the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

McHenry, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jeffrey2310, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

stpjames, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Kahlerbock, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mkh895, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

CCutch, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Ragnarok88, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

iHeartMNBeer, May 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

nuclearmeg, May 09, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours deep amber with a fluffy head and good stickage

Aroma of mashed malt, salt water, herbal hops, earth

Rich malty graininess with the bite of peppery rye. Nice nutty bitterness, with a touch of brown sugar to balance, but this is malty without being sweet. Herbal hops.

Body is medium to full, with a moderate carbonation. Drying finish.

Excellent brown rye. Not as sweet as a typical red ale. Malt and rye dominate, giving a bourbon like sourness. Great beer.

firkinhophead, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

PingBob, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jcjerabek, Apr 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Herky21, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old 152 pours a cloudy sedimentation full brown color, with a nice lacing head. There is a dry, hoppy like aroma. The taste has a nice mild hoppy kick, with heavy wheat like flavors. Good full flavor, a bit bitter, and dry. Overall a very nice complete and well balanced beer. Very straight forward and good beer.

vette2006c5r, Mar 21, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger off white head with retention and lacing on a murky marroon brown with golden hue body. Aroma is covered quite a bit by the thick head with mint, toffee, brown sugar and caramel malts. Flavor has more of a chocolate and bread malt base with nuts, toffee sweetness, rye, hint of plum and raisin for dark fruit, some tart citrus and earthy hops. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly complex and a lot of flavor.

kylehay2004, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

coldriver, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bpierso1, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jimmy82063, Mar 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

jenray, Mar 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Lisicjm, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

nheinzie57, Mar 03, 2013
Old 152 from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.