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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. I really only gave this a second look because of the feathers on the bottle. Glad I did. The spice from the rye is the main thing in the aroma and the flavor. Spicy rye up front, then a bit of malt sweetness that leads you to a dry rye finish. wish I had more of this.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1278) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours reddish browm with a two finger tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of freshly baked rye bread, sweet malts, spearmint, light herbal notes,and some light whiskey notes. Taste is similar to the aroma but has woody oak, more whiskey flavor, and some light vanilla notes. Has a medium body with a semi crramy mouth feel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice BA rye beer that isn’t boozy like a lot of beer in the style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma is like fresh rye bread. Flavor is like pumpernickel with a bit of tang. Excellent body. Ditto appearance. Super drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2142) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle pours clear tan, white billowing head. Rye in the nose. Taste is rye, slightly sweet. Minimal notion of barrell treatment. Medium body. Somewhat disappointing given the hype and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8389) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2015
Thick, yellowish dense head, over clear chestnut beer, well-carbonated. Alcoholic, "hot" nose, liqueurish, some vanilla, and a very faint waft of patchouli, praliné chocolate, sweet. Dry, bitterish, leafy, and a faint but present Bourbon-like vanilla flavour in the back. Bit herbal finish. Very slick-oily, medium to well-bodied, alcoholwarming, well-carbonated feel. Nice, if a tad neutral.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2025) - 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 (799) - 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 (485) - 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 (865) - 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 (3164) - 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 (5281) - 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.


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