Kentucky Ryed Chiquen - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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3.65/5 rDev +1.1%
Reviewed from notes. 750ml feathered bottle shared by Andrew - thanks.
A: Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with a half-inch thick tan head which fades to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.
S: Rye spices, slightly sweet caramel, fruity and floral, faintly nutty and whiskeyish.
T: Dark fruits of raisin, dates, fig and plum, some spices, caramel malts, wood.
M: Moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. Finishes smooth, dry, rye spiced and somewhat sweet.
O: Loved the tar and feathers on the bottle more than what was inside.
08-18-2014 01:46:35 | More by wethorseblanket
4.05/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured at Cork & Cask, Cornelius NC...
I really like this beer. Pours amber with a minimal head and sticky lacing. Lots of rye in the nose and in the taste, whisky too - a bit of charred wood and raisins. Dry mouthfeel, from the rye. It's not a rye bomb and it's thinner than I would have expected, but it's complex and fun to drink. Try this if you get a chance. I'm in NC, we hit Against the Grain last year... the brewers couldn't have been cooler. They're doing a great job of it now.
07-30-2014 22:49:07 | More by Mantooth
4.08/5 rDev +13%
Poured from tap into a plastic cup at the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville.
Beer is a hazy reddish-brown with a light tan, foamy head.
The aroma is of rye bread, caramel, maybe some raisin and a little bit of whiskey barrel.
I get rye bread right off the bat with this beer along with some darkly sweet notes and a bit of bite from the barrel, There is a lingering bitterness that is quite nice and a little dry punch from the alcohol.
Mouthfeel seems a bit light for such a big beer but there is plenty of carbonation,
Overall, this is a nice take on a rye beer aged in rye whiskey barrels.
07-21-2014 20:09:58 | More by SD-Alefan
3.34/5 rDev -7.5%
really hoping for a big sticky rye wine here, but it just doesnt pan out. this is a slightly yeasty weird maybe bretty pale beer, with minimal rye character and a lot of talk but not much game. my bottle didnt have feathers on it either, which was a real let down, given it still cost basically 20 bucks, absolutely not worth that. a good beer, it just doesnt have much flavor for being a rye barrel aged beer. its pale amber, not well carbonated, and really not smelling or tasting a whole lot like rye, or much of anything for that matter. certainly no off flavors or anything thats an obvious flaw, it just seems to me that a beer with this description ought to have a whole lot more going on. its bland and i have to search for the rye. its too light in body and never really gets going for me. not bad, but really underwhelming for me. if it was ten bucks i would be less pissed. against the grain has yet to really impress me, but they charge an arm and a leg for their stuff. i dont expect it to stick here in colorado if it keeps being this lame.
07-21-2014 02:57:18 | More by StonedTrippin
Kentucky Ryed Chiquen from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
82 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.