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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Herky21

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-26-2013 13:53:20 | More by Herky21
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

03-21-2013 02:26:33 | More by vette2006c5r
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

03-18-2013 01:18:31 | More by kylehay2004
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coldriver

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-14-2013 03:55:46 | More by coldriver
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Bpierso1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-13-2013 03:53:20 | More by Bpierso1
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-13-2013 00:33:34 | More by jimmy82063
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-12-2013 14:33:20 | More by jenray
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Lisicjm

Missouri

5/5  rDev +32.3%

03-09-2013 19:12:47 | More by Lisicjm
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-03-2013 00:02:05 | More by nheinzie57
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

02-26-2013 06:28:50 | More by feloniousmonk
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-25-2013 09:16:15 | More by bismarksays
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

02-23-2013 04:57:28 | More by barnzy78
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-18-2013 09:58:54 | More by ChopsMeister
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-13-2013 01:45:05 | More by thomscottson
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stemp033


2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

02-09-2013 17:18:29 | More by stemp033
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-09-2013 01:46:28 | More by ruckus232
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

02-03-2013 23:39:15 | More by SolipsismalCat
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-03-2013 13:49:31 | More by jbaker67
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-02-2013 01:11:35 | More by mikehillman
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joh02034

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-29-2013 16:37:49 | More by joh02034
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smogfood

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-25-2013 22:41:29 | More by smogfood
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TCMike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Produced a 1 finger beige head. Beer color is a translucent, cinnamon/gold.

Aroma is fairly strong. Biscuit, and a little hop, and funk scent.

The taste is of rye, biscuit, a slight sweetness. The hops produce a fair, but not overpowering bitterness. Medium carbonation, and mouth-feel.

Very nice beer, and easy drinking.

01-25-2013 02:30:05 | More by TCMike
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zeff80

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +4%

A - Somewhat cloudy copper color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace.

S - Some sourness and rye. A touch of sweet bread aroma.

T - It tasted fairly peppery and sourish. Good rye bread flavor with some caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice rye beer. Another good Unchained beer.

01-24-2013 01:57:36 | More by zeff80
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.04/5  rDev -19.6%

Bottled 23 October 2012. Tasted 20 January 2013.

Pours an almost-clear dark orangey amber. One finger of cream-yellow head, good retention, stellar lacing that looks like wave-washed foam.

Smell is soft and smooth, with a gentle rye spice. I wish there were more of it, because what I find is really nice. Lightly crisp, robust and refreshing all at the same time. That touch of spice adds a lot.

Taste is muddled, with a bit of bitter, a bit of spice, and wallop of odd oily, almost chalky, flavors. It's like a rye-d up IPA gone wrong. Weird.

The mouthfeel blends in with the taste, but neither one impresses me. It has this chalky astringency, especially late, that I don't really like. The rest of it is fine, medium-light body with plenty of carbonation. But that finish, like some bitter water-absorbing powder, really doesn't work for me with this beer.

I had high hopes, but I feel like it fell apart in the taste and mouthfeel. It's like a sphere that shattered, sending sharp broken bits off in different directions. They could have worked if they'd held together, but instead each one has a cutting effect.

01-21-2013 04:58:20 | More by zeledonia
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jcparish88

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-21-2013 04:09:05 | More by jcparish88
Old 152 from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.