Kentucky Ryed Chiquen - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by Florida9:
3.66/5 rDev +1.7%
Cloudy bright brown orange in color. Served with a good inch plus if foamy head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly malty with notes of bread, yeast, phenols, and just a touch of alcoholic spice. Taste is similar. Caramel malts, lots of rye, fusel spice. Unfortunately a touch of plastic in the mix as well. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Mild bitterness slight spice. A decent beer
03-28-2014 21:01:48 | More by Florida9
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4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
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
4.05/5 rDev +12.5%
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
3.54/5 rDev -1.7%
A - Pours a dark amber. Small pencil thing white head, dissipates quickly leaving around the rim, opaque
S - Rye, vanilla, carmel, is this really aged in bourbon barrels?
T - Rye, earthy tones, lots of carmel and vanilla, a small amount of the bourbon does make an appearance
M - Not particularly thick, med body, moderately frothy, sweet carmel and vanilla coats the mouth and throat nicely.
O - Meh.... another average beer from ATG. Was really hoping for bursting bourbon, spice, and more vanilla. Its quite hollow. I supposed I was spoiled when my first ATG beer was the De Molen created Bo & Luke. Too many avg to poor beers have come after. Cool bottle - but don't rush out and buy this. That being said, rye flavor is very nice tho. no booziness - ABV is hidden quite well. Must be in that Chiquen.
09-22-2013 05:28:59 | More by weonfire
4.04/5 rDev +12.2%
This memorable bottle (including glued-on chicken feathers) pours a thick and dense caramel-amber, with a rich head of off-white bubbles. Minimal head and lace resulting, though.
Aroma is spicy rye malts and more than a hint of booziness and whiskey. Appealing.
Taste is exquisite! Full-bodied and strong, with inflections of fruit underneath the layers of whiskey and rye grains. Very smooth-drinking, and a sipper that's one to be savored.
Absolutely a joy.
05-03-2014 02:15:18 | More by secondtooth
3.34/5 rDev -7.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep brownish amber. Small khaki head. Medium collar.
Smell - Caramel malt. Tons of vanilla. Some chocolate malt. Not really any barrel.
Taste - Less sweet. Deeper malts. More bitter. Some toasted malt. Faint rye whiskey in the finish. A little bit of spice.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Mild bitterness.
Overall - High hopes for a beer that's feathered. Didn't live up to the presentation.
11-05-2013 01:28:43 | More by Alieniloquium
3.71/5 rDev +3.1%
The body took on a reddish tint much like a cherry coloring but the head was fizzy and thin.
The whiskey tones are strong in the nose, with hints of vanilla, cherries and dates.
The flavor takes on less of the rye whiskey, though it's more than noticeable. The barrel characteristics come through a bit stronger on the tongue as the coconut and vanilla become more apparent and this is followed by an oak woodsy flavoring. It ends with a light rye malt.
The feel is a touch abrasive with a lot of carbonation, almost a soda feel.
I appreciate this for its differences from the norm.
12-05-2013 21:01:48 | More by KYGunner
Kentucky Ryed Chiquen from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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