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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.

Dogbrick's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9611) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (750) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours hazy brown/orange with a small white head. Aromas of rye, malt, caramel, ripe orange, vanilla, oak, dates, raisins, spice. Taste is bourbon, malt, vanilla, caramel, oak, raisins, dry woody finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4078) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours clear chestnut with a very thick and frothy pale buff head. Aroma has caramel, malty, rye, and subtle bourbon and wood notes. Bourbon dominates the flavor, while letting rye, malt, and hints of caramel and hops to share the stage. Mouthfeel is the beer’s weakest point, thin and not very fizzy; however, it goes down well and pleases this here now beer lover. Don’t be chiquen - grab a bottle and enjoy. Happy Birthday to Moi!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2015
Cloudy brown color with a big head. The beer smells well the barrel aging. Apart that tart, cherries, yeasty dough. The carbonation is strong and the beers density is medium to thick. Flavor is dry and spicy with strong notes of (again) barrel aging. In that case alcohol is underlined with notes of bourbon and cherries. Bitterness is earthy and reminds a bit of clove. I really enjoy it to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2937) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2015
on tap @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber color, ivory head, spots and dots of lace. Taste is caramel malt that has overtones of rye. Light carbonation on the swallow, finishing with mild hops. Chewy and full-bodied, lingers nicely. A solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, alcohol and some fruitiness. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long slightly warm, vanilla, oak, caramel, slightly funky and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear, dark amber beer with almost no head. Off-white head. Gusher. Rather boozy nose with caramel and toffee, dried fruits, grassy, piney hops and some woody hints. There’s a nice carbonation level, it’s full-bodied and lightly warming, with some tannins. Semi-dry, nicely bittered and with peppery hints, toffee and dried fruits. Lasting dry and bitter finish with peppery malts, toffee and piney hops. Interesting, that’s it. 150814

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some funk, slight citrus, some caramel and spices. Flavor is sweet and malt, with some funk, spices, some red apples and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (997) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear brown amber with a offwhite top. Aroma is light malty with a slight floral touch, minerals and light toasted and woody malts. Tsste is balanced. Light sweet, dry and light bitter. Finishes dry with a lingering, light bitterness. Medium light body and avg co2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (4752) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a light coppery brown-hued amber with a large off-white head. Nose is caramel, rye, grains, vanilla, bourbon and hints of red berries and baked bread. Taste is grains, vanilla, rye and hints of nuts and nougat. Light body, medium carbonation. A bit too watery, but fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Action packed beer! Reminded me of my first sexy-time, exploding prematurely upon opening! Well over carbonated! caramel pour with an escaping, light head. Nose has lots of malts and a hint of dry whisky. Smooth and easy drinkable, fruity caramel, light vanilla, whiskey finish. Jammy and dry.

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