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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1116) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at 800 degrees pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Banana roasted malt and slight rye taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6237) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
750. No feathers. Thanks, J! Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that goes away right away. Big funky wet-grain nose, doesn’t smell as appetizing as it turns out to taste. Creamy thick body, almost sticky. Soft carb. Big heavy darkly toasted caramel mid palate, with apricots and vanilla knocking around. Heavy, semi-sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2410) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Jacob at the meeting tonight, thanks for the opportunity! Spicy rye with a hint of maltiness. Light spirit flavor and heat. Decent drinker, but I wanted more body or sweetness to play off the spiciness of this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1323) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Tap at orsted olbar. Dark amber color, tanned head. Sweet aroma, raisin, plums. Sweet malty taste, corn, raisins.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (496) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Hazy orange thick off white head. Slight vanilla rye aroma. Sweet smooth and malty. Hints of oak and brown sugar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a extremely small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque light orange brown colored body and a poor lacing. The almost non-existent aroma was malty. The semi-dry crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The balanced flavor contained notes of rye wood mild nut mild hops and crisp. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5640) - ITALY - OCT 14, 2014
on tap bel ramato buona schiuma persistenza buona nota maltata lieve legno note acidule vaniglia discreto amaro erbaceo un po terroso

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Appearance is red with bone head. Flavor is right on the nose; though the bourbon shines through more than the rye malts, imo. The finish is slightly resiny a little booze. Palate is bubbly with slight liveliness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Keg at Beer Temple. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, woody, taste is similar, light spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9379) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and Longhorn-orange with a small, fizzy, white head that dissipates faster than you can say "quick!" The aroma is a mishmash of rye grain, rye whisky and mellow notes of oaken barrel, sticky caramel and tea biscuit. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is a boozy, malty marriage of caramel and a rye-whiskey barrel offering notes of grainy rye and black tea instead of overbearing alcohol heat. This is very enjoyable, but not mind-bending. The bottle is the ugliest thing I’ve seen in quite a while. Fun stuff. Bottle courtesy of StFun!


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