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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
Brewdog levels of bottle gimmickery aside, the beer pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of rye whisky, fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of spicy rye, booze, caramel malt and ripe fruit. The finish is oaky vanilla and spiced rye. Above average overall.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
shared bottle with a friend bought from an online web order. poured a dark amber to light brown colour. notes of sweet tofee, vanilla, caramel. oak, sweet sticky bourbon, dark red fruits, sherry, vineous notes, barley, smoke, spiced notes, not very well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (798) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2015
750 ml Bottle. Pours a cloudy, coppery amber color topped with an inch of light reddish brown foam. Notes of fruity esters, brown sugar, tart fruit and toasted oak in the nose. The flavor is a blend of rye whiskey, caramel malt and raisins with a bit of sour funk around the edges. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with Belgian Ale style strong carbonation and more rye and wood in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (458) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, a cool one! This one did explode! Pours slight cloudy amber with one finger beige cream head. Aroma is malty, caramel, strawberrie, yam, rye spice, whisky, slight toast, Taste is toasty malts, fruity, yam, caramel strawberrie, nice whisky booze. Bit thin body with low carbonation, probably because of the explosion, quite a shame. Dry whisky finish. Well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottle @Fermenteam tasting! Huge gush! Pours a Nice, dark, clear, reddish amber, off White head. Aroma has sweet rye whiskey, slight vanilla, slight booze, slight Dark fruits with a hint of tartness. Lots of rye. Seems very dry. Taste is sweet and dry, slight jammy fruityness. Not the thickest body actually, but the dry rye finish and the carbonation adds a different but still balanced attitude. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3042) - California, USA - APR 23, 2015
23 Apr 2015, bottle. orange. nose is sweet smarties candy. med/thin body and mildly fizzy. smarties candy, slightly acidic, rye in the background. men.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
This poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of whiskey, vanilla, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor was similar, but heading towards lighlt barrel sour Ans falling into infection.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (1601) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2015
draft sampler this was the barrel aged version. and it poured a medium yellow with white head. appeared to be whiskey barrels, but I could be wrong. got the rye spice in the nose and in the flavor and that oaky woody barrel taste. thought this would be different but its not...I don’t know but just wasn’t a fan of this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle - Sweet caramel and rye with some oak. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Sweet caramel, light bitter hops and more rye sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
(750ml bottle) rye, light alcohol, celery, plastic, weird palate linger, spices and a slick palate. Odd beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle with the feathers (750ml): Pours light brown with a beige head. Plenty of gushing going on after I opened this one. Aroma is light notes of vanilla, a strange kind of rye that stands out as rye, but very unlike the way it manifests itself elsewhere (is there even rye in this or is it just aged in whiskey barrels... I don’t know), plus some distinct fruitiness, light funk, and vanilla, Taste is something akin to a sour. Nice malty backbone. Understated frutiiness. Plenty of wood. Interesting and complex. Not at all what I was expecting.


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