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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (13789) - 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.


3.6
alex_leit (5156) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 18, 2017
Tap. Dark amber color. Aroma: pear, prunes, malt and spicy. Taste: alcohol, wine, malt, pie, plum jam, sweetness.

3
JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2017
appearance: clear dark amber, creamy light beige head. aroma: light aroma, some caramel. taste: caramel, candi sugar, some brown sugar and toast. finish: slick soft palate, barest hint of bourbon-rye-whiskey heat. notes: Just ok for me, not too much different from, say, an average brown ale. Draft at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, South Carolina.

4.2
MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Kentucky is bourbon country, and this beer surely won’t change any hearts and minds on that subject, but there’s always a chance. Somehow, Kentucky Ryed Chiquen manages to capture lots of whiskey character while still drinking like a beer. Caramel brown color. Spicy rye and oak on the nose. Flavor has boozy sweetness - like charred sugar and butterscotch - and a very mellow oaky note. For all the whiskey taste, this goes down with smoothness and just a touch of pleasant heat. In typical AtG fashion, this brew comes off as a joke but drinks like something made with a lot of care and thought.

3.9
HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUN 9, 2017
(Thanks, Brandon Clownoisseur) Bottle. A- Whisky, butterscotch, sugar cookies. A- Brown red color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Whisky, butterscotch, molasses, caramel, oak, medium sweetness, vanilla. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O-First off, what a cool bottle. A tad disappointed it doesn’t actually taste like chicken. Just kidding that would be awful. This bottle was a gusher. Other than that it was good stuff. Lots of butterscotch and masks the booze well. Drinks easy and tastes great.

2.8
Benzai (16690) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Sampled from bottle shared by Joes. Unclear dark orange to reddish color, average sized off-white to beige head. Don’t get much aroma. Taste malts, slightly hops, caramel, brown candy sugar. Decent body and carbonation.

4
DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle @ joes. Amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells sweet, malty, chocolate. Tastes nutty, sweet, malts, caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.3
oobawa (1748) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Massive rye whisky bomb, dry and boozy as hell, the liquor pretty much the dominant characteristic. Some caramel comes through, maybe a bit of toffee and chocolate, but mostly we get rye whisky and nothing but rye whisky. Mild oak on the finish, maybe a hint of floral hop bitterness. Probably not. Might as well get a shot.

4
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Amber pour. Aroma is vanilla and caramel with rye whiskey. Flavor is sweet vanilla with oaky and fruity esters. Full bodied and full flavored. aokbyme

3.3
Drago7 (473) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 14, 2017
Slodki aromat zdominowany przez beczke. Whisky mo?e brandy. I kwiaty. S: kwaskowe, wodniste, delikatny szlachetny alkohol i w finiszu zbozowe, mo?e chlebowe.

3.9
beton (700) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Ciekawy, swojski aromat pieczonego chleba, dębu, wiśni. W smaku gładkie, aksamitne, ułożone. Smak chleba razowego, ciemnych słodów, melasy, ciut pumperniklu, toffi i beczka. Słodkie i przyjemne dla podniebienia. Lekki akcent owocowy w tle - wiśnie.


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