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Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1789) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle@guren. Amber haze. One finger foam. Bourbon malty notes. Alcoholic caramalte tone. Oak backbone. Nice complex in any Way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3344) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a slightly hazy copper (SRM 15) body......nose is rye, light bourbon, hints of oak, light bread, biscuit, balanced.......taste is slightly sweet with caramel hints, light bourbon notes, heavy rye, hints of oak and vanilla, mild hop bitterness on the finish.....mouth feel, medium body, moderate alcohol heat, moderate carbonation. This is a well made showcase for the rye, with nicely handled barrel notes, mild hops. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (533) - - MAY 21, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, bourbon, caramel Taste: light bitter, lubie light sweet, vanilla, oak, marshmallows, fruity, caramel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1711) - Portland, Oregon, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9563) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (2570) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (714) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (1780) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1562) - 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.


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