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Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Our first barrel aged beer here at Against the Grain is the Kentucky Ryed Chiquen. Named so because: 1. It was made in Kentucky. 2. It has a lot of Rye in it and was aged in rye barrels. and 3. It is not Chicken, and as we all know (or should know) Chiquen refers to anything that is not chicken. Brewed with Maris Otter, rye malt and caramel rye, imparting a spicy, fruity and dry flavor. Then hopped with enough English Nugget and Kent Goldings just to balance and fermented with our house ale yeast. After fermentation we moved the entire batch into the AtG private dining room and into used Redemption Rye barrels from our good friends at Strong’s Spirits. There it aged for 5 weeks until we felt it had picked up the right amount of residual bourbon character and oak flavors. We then transferred it to our serving tank, carbonated it and the end result is on tap now, a balanced drinkable and complex barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (474) - - MAY 21, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, bourbon, caramel Taste: light bitter, lubie light sweet, vanilla, oak, marshmallows, fruity, caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1606) - California, USA - APR 21, 2016
A nice bourbon rye overall. Pours a cloudy Amber with a tan head. Smells of cherries, strawberries and a bit of caramel and vanilla. Taste is crisp, like a pale ale, with some bourbon and vanilla. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of bourbon, malts, citrus hops. Flavors of light malt, booze and some sweetness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (8209) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark hazy copper with medium off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is rye, wood and bourbon. Medium mouth, rye, bourbon, oak, spice, nice dry finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (2366) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2016
75cl bottle shared with friends. Somewhat hazy amber / golden with a small white head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, malts, bourbon, rye and some fruits. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (594) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle from starcross -- cheers! Opened at a tasting of barrel-aged beers, and this one came across as distinctly "light". There’s some good rye flavor (somewhere between spiciness and earthiness), and the aroma of rye whisky is definitely there. However, it’s a bit too muddled and sticky, and it didn’t stand out next to a lot of the other beers we tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (1678) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2016
On tap at Taps. Pours a pale brown color with a bit of head. Mild maltiness and minimal barrel flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1460) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
An aroma of rye whiskey and dried fruit with a hint of malt. Pours a clear bourbon color with an off white head with decent laci g. Tastes like a fruity rye whiskey with a sweet malt whiskey finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1569) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2016
.66l bottle from Firmabier. Pours cloudy apricot color with high foamy, off white head. Aroma is dried fruits, exotic fruit notes, grape fruit notes, hops, malts, alcohol, syrup, caramel, bread. Flavor is mostly same. Well balanced, bubbly mouth feel. Swell!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 3.75 A: Mildly hazed rose/light amber color. Two fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Hmm, this is interesting. To start, the rye malt isn’t nearly as strong as I was expecting. A lot of rye beers I’ve had would mop the floor with this one. That said, there’s TONS of rye whiskey aroma. It’s tangy, earthy, and boozy. Less of the spicy earthiness that comes with rye malt. Still it’s a very nice nose. Light caramel and toasty notes. 3.5 T: The taste is like the nose, but calmer. Less boozy than the nose suggests - indeed it’s pretty much undetectable. Tangy, earthy, leather rye whiskey. Spicy earthiness, caramel, toastiness, light non-sweet toffee. 3.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth with a light warming finish, but lacking creaminess. 3.5 D: Pretty good beer. Not great, but well balanced with easy drinkability. ★ 973 characters DavoleBomb, Oct 14, 2015

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