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Kentucky Ryed Chiquen - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 19
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An amber ale brewed with rye malt and aged in rye whiskey barrels. Our first barrel aged beer here at Against the Grain is the Kentucky Ryed Chiquen. Named so because it was made in Kentucky, has a lot of Rye in it and was aged in rye barrels and it's not Chicken. As we all know (or should know) Chiquen refers to anything that is not chicken.
Now that we have all that straight, we will talk about what is in this beer. Brewed with Maris Otter from the UK and rye malt and caramel rye from Germany, 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.

(Beer added by: mrfrancis on 02-20-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, vanilla, brown sugar, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, bourbon, oak, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, oak barrel, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, bourbon, oak, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, apple, bourbon, oak, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/bready malt, oak barrel, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice English strong ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, oak barrel, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Kentucky Ryed Chiquen from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
81 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.