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Old 152 - Summit Brewing Company

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Old 152Old 152

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BA SCORE
85
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

nuclearmeg, May 09, 2013
Photo of firkinhophead
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
Photo of PingBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

jcjerabek, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Herky21, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
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
Photo of kylehay2004
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
Photo of Lisicjm
5/5  rDev +32.3%

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

nheinzie57, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In order to do this review with a fresh perspective, I've forgotten everything I've ever known about this beer. Except that it has something to do with a pre-prohibition recipe and a sour mash technique. There's nothing else about the beer on the label except for the brewer's name, and his signature. Perhaps there's more on the six-pack holder…I'm going to look for it now…all of the technical information is there but no background stories…5.6% ABV, 55 IBUs…hops: Cluster, Northern Brewer…malt/grain: Victory/Crystal Medium, pale malt, rye malt, disteller's malt (ooo!), maize (that's corn to you and I), white wheat.

I'll skip the rest and open 'er up:

Lovely chestnut brown, full blooming off-white head, leaving loads of lace.

Complex grain bill evident in aromatics. Have to say it: I am getting some whiskey-ish notes, for certain. A little sweet, a bit sour and musty, but very likable. Intriguing to say the least.

Taste: Hop bitterness starts us off on the palate. Tasty stuff. Spicy rye malt hits next. Twice as nice. Plenty of character in this one. Continues long through the drink, with a lush, malty finish. Alcohol and hops are mellow enough to ease the drinking, leaving this a vastly pleasurable brew that tastes better with each new swallow.

Ladies and gentlemen, I might be turning into one of those fussy fuddy-duddies decrying the way things are today, and those kids, blah, blah, blah…But, really, does everything have to be 10% alcohol? There are a lot of beers out there that I could enjoy more often if there were just 8% instead of 10%, or 6 % instead of 8.

feloniousmonk, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bismarksays, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, caramel colored ale with a frothy but thin ivory head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma, with earth, apple, woodsy, white wine also. Bold spicy rye, fruit, apple, faint toffee, earthy, grassy hop, some tartness noted for taste. Mouth-feel is creamy & smooth, finishes dry but clean. Overall, this was different than any other rye beer I've had in the past. I liked the fruity notes, but I was kind of wishing the ABV was higher on this one. It seemed like it was missing something. Maybe because I was expecting to drink an old ale brewed with rye until I saw the actual ABV and the style. Wishful thinking...still decent though.

barnzy78, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ChopsMeister, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

thomscottson, Feb 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

stemp033, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ruckus232, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy amber with two-finger, white, frothy, creamy head that lasted . lacing.

S: Sweet bread and hops.

T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Spice and sour Rye. Nutty.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: Really good Rye beer. The look of this beer stood out the most to me. It also had a nice mouthfeel.

SolipsismalCat, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jbaker67, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

mikehillman, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

joh02034, Jan 29, 2013
Old 152 from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.