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Chicken Killer Barley Wine - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 26
Gots: 23 | 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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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9%

09-28-2013 01:12:43 | More by moarmare
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Wowcoolman

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-19-2013 05:34:33 | More by Wowcoolman
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-17-2013 23:38:10 | More by GRG1313
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-09-2013 00:25:48 | More by ralphw56
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MorSlaught

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

09-04-2013 01:11:58 | More by MorSlaught
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: The body is an opaque reddish brow with decent signs of carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half of head. It did retain admirably but produced minimal lacing.

Smell: A walloping hit of malt with a sandy background. It's fairly clear that it has a high alcohol content. Warming brought it out a bit more, but it really didn't need help.

Taste: Overwhelming malt with touches of grapes and plum. It finishes with notes of piney and earthy hops. The entire beer however doesn't hide it's alcohol content at all.

Mouthfeel: The biggest problem is the solvent note because the alcohol and the carbonation is a bit low. Apart from that though, it seems to carry a nice malt and mixed yeasty fruit aftertaste.

Drinkability: There is way to much undisguised alcohol content, and the overwhelming malt grows tired. Not a fan at how it sits down in my stomach either.

Final Thoughts: As my second barleywine, this doesn't appear to be a style that does it for me. It's like a high ABV Belgian gone wrong. I'll pass, but that doesn't mean you should.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:52:26 | More by TheHammer
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nloyless

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-01-2013 00:50:06 | More by nloyless
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9%

08-31-2013 00:09:44 | More by Anvilfarm
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this bottle!

I've heard too much about bachelorette parties; now, gimme a beer, dammit! This stuff pours a murky sunset auburn topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises rye-ish biscuit, light toffee, mild tobacco-like greens, a twinge of candied orange peel, and a hint of celery. The taste continues the trend, with a spicy biscuit backbone riding high in the saddle, surrounded by mixed greens that don't pack much of a bitter wallop, but still serve as a minor balance to the malt. There's a slight twang of booze, but nothing that distracts from the main attractions. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice, surprisingly easygoing barleywine, one that showcases a balance and a restraint you don't normally find stateside. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:24:48 | More by TMoney2591
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

08-02-2013 14:55:56 | More by Andonato
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-14-2013 15:09:08 | More by jkane101
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2013 03:46:12 | More by bump8628
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-04-2013 19:33:08 | More by steamboatbrewer
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-03-2013 13:52:30 | More by JamLand
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deadliest

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-22-2013 20:12:57 | More by deadliest
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12packpoet

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2013 01:38:30 | More by 12packpoet
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BrockLanders

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-08-2013 20:44:36 | More by BrockLanders
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itracy63

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 04:07:07 | More by itracy63
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jl28r1

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-02-2013 03:02:46 | More by jl28r1
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-26-2013 22:10:47 | More by BGsWo22
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aty11b

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-14-2013 00:59:54 | More by aty11b
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ardy007

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

03-29-2013 18:24:53 | More by ardy007
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jbdaves72

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-26-2013 03:51:10 | More by jbdaves72
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Real nice in the glass, auburn and clear, great head and substantial lacing.

Smell is primarily malt with some caramel and a little bit of spicy, earthy notes.

Flavor is pretty malty, with toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and a little plum/sweet fruit. Hops are present but not especially notable.

Mouthfeel is thick and full, sweet on the finish, a bit slick, and definitely warming from ETOH.

It's a tasty barleywine, not my favorite but worth a try for barleywine lovers.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 23:42:39 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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sgould1313

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-24-2013 01:56:01 | More by sgould1313
Chicken Killer Barley Wine from Santa Fe Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.