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Chicken Killer Barley Wine - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

293 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 25
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chicken Killer Barley Wine is the revolutionary beer that will someday define America's unique Barley Wine style. It is brewed with twice the ingredients of the Santa Fe Brewing Company's other beers, and only half the usual amount of liquid is extracted from these ingredients. This makes one substantial beer. At over ten percent alcohol, Chicken Killer is actually as substantial as wine, but this is not to say that it is difficult to drink. On the contrary; be careful with this one. The flavors of the beer are at first as overwhelming as the intense Santa Fe sun. But in the same way our sun gives us the unrivaled brilliant colors of Santa Fe, the potency of Chicken Killer gives us the remarkable spectrum of flavors that can be found in no other beer, in no other city. If you did not have the opportunity to try last year's vintage, come try this year's!

(Beer added by: amicar on 03-07-2006)
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -7.7%

Undated bomber at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt and caramel
Head large (5 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to a 3 mm layer
Lacing poor – rare small island of small bubbles
Body dark amber, slight chill haze which disappears as the temperature rises
Flavor of caramel, moderately sweet with alcohol in the background; no hops, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Aroma 3, Appearance 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Mouthfeel 3.5, Overall 3.375 Final: 3.375
I’m not a barleywine fan but this isn’t half bad. It loses points on both taste and aroma because I can detect no hops. Otherwise, it meets the criteria for an American-style barleywine.

08-17-2014 14:14:15 | More by Ozzylizard
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Dlansdown


1/5  rDev -72.7%

08-14-2014 23:47:12 | More by Dlansdown
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jdwilliamson79

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-09-2014 15:05:10 | More by jdwilliamson79
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-06-2014 05:15:42 | More by zestar
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-04-2014 03:55:56 | More by gtermi
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zgren

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-02-2014 04:49:49 | More by zgren
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Tsrohnek

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-01-2014 17:07:39 | More by Tsrohnek
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Westyn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-31-2014 15:28:18 | More by Westyn
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Adamshantz

Maryland

1/5  rDev -72.7%

07-29-2014 05:58:36 | More by Adamshantz
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-24-2014 17:31:52 | More by thufflife
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Ashinpaugh

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-21-2014 16:53:00 | More by Ashinpaugh
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-21-2014 04:35:19 | More by ahommell
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Jeffp42288

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

07-18-2014 02:24:19 | More by Jeffp42288
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-14-2014 16:44:39 | More by Belittle
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-06-2014 02:37:44 | More by Lovely85
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JuanAlberto

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-05-2014 00:57:11 | More by JuanAlberto
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miggs3030

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-04-2014 05:01:14 | More by miggs3030
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Jonbw

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-02-2014 18:33:38 | More by Jonbw
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EGreen

Texas

3.39/5  rDev -7.4%

Malty. Breads, citrus, with some mild spice in the nose. Toffee, lots of toffee, plum, berries, slightly citrus, bready, very smooth. A nice barleywine. Not extraordinary but solid. Specific issues with the cloudy-ish look of the beer.. not very appetizing.

06-18-2014 15:41:18 | More by EGreen
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-18-2014 05:30:30 | More by afsdan
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diehl07

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-12-2014 00:55:39 | More by diehl07
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-11-2014 04:56:58 | More by CraigTravor
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Nick4444

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-10-2014 01:49:54 | More by Nick4444
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-30-2014 02:08:39 | More by tbryan5
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-18-2014 01:43:16 | More by ajs4bd
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Chicken Killer Barley Wine from Santa Fe Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.