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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (313) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. The first beer I’ve ever had with chicken feathers on the bottle. Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. Minimal whiskey/barrel, but some sweet caramel and some toffee. Light smoke, charred wood, and prunes. Flavor has a decent sweetness of caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. Slight bitter and chalkiness of charred oak. Some chocolate, prune, and mild whiskey. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
750 ml bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours a hazy ruby red/brown color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like caramel, rye bread, rye whiskey, and some dark fruit. It tastes like spicy rye, rye whiskey, caramel, dark fruit, wood, and some earthiness. It’s mostly a sweet, malty tasting brew, but there’s also a good amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit coating with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, I wouldn’t mind picking up a bottle of this again soon. $12.00 a bottle purchased at the brewpub.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (660) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Dark red brown pour clear. Aroma caramel slight roast super malt. Tastes grape spicy grain slight creamy tannins. woody slight choc.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (304) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Interesting feathered bottle pour. Pours copper with a malty, caramel aroma. A lot of rye in this one. Nutty flavor with a malty, bitter

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Gimmick bottle where I left all those feathers on the floor at the store... stupid! Anyways about the brew itself, pours a nice ruby hue with a fading head, not much lace. Lots of rye overtones and whiskey, caramel and grassy notes. A little bit of banana bread, prune, and some charred oak. Tasty but I was hoping for something more dynamic. That said the use of rye was well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (396) - - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at BtlRev (Raleigh). Pours a reddish brown (pretty red) with a touch of head. Creamy aroma - reminds me of the aroma of Creme Brûlée. But there's also a noticeable touch of rye in the aroma... Taste is sweet cream complemented with the rye. Not disturbingly sweet like Creme Brûlée as the rye partially cuts through the sweetness. This is a dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2/28/14. On tap at the brewery. Amber red pour with a nice khaki head. Nice aroma, plenty of whiskey pops through, bits of oak, vanilla, caramel, and a touch of spicy bread. Nice flavor, sweet whiskey complements the nice malt base with a touch of spice. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7572) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Bourbon aroma. Bourbon and light caramel flavor with light butter. Medium bodied. Bourbon and light vanilla lingers with light butter and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6302) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky orange copper with a tiny beige head and a grain and fruit aroma. There is a medium-bodied rye and whiskey flavor that is neither sweet nor bitter but pretty mellow. This is a unique brew that is fun to drink. However, I am happy to get the nasty chicken feathers out of my fridge.


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