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Kentucky Ryed Chiquen - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Kentucky Ryed ChiquenKentucky Ryed Chiquen

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BA SCORE
82
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121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%


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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jzeilinger

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2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a raisin color with a generous toffee cream colored head that doesn't stick around for more than a minute or so before vanishing, nice cascading bubbles on the pour. The head totally disappears after several minutes to give an appearance of a cask beer. Viscous in appearance.

S - Mostly spicy caramel malt with bourbon and a touch of dark fruit-like character.

T - Roasted caramel malt, slight spiciness, nutty, prunes, figs, raisins, and bourbon. Finish is on the sweet malty side and there's virtually no warming on the way down from the bourbon.

M - Heavy medium body, very little carbonation, and a little sticky on the lips. Starts out thick but ends somewhat on the watery side.

O - Part amber ale, part brown ale with some dark fruit, spiciness, and bourbon presence. The most enjoyable part is the rye spiciness that lingers on the palate, the flavors are a subtle blend. If you enjoy brown ales this may be a good match and worth trying, if you expect a moderately bold, flavorful beer, it's not.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 20:01:59 | More by jzeilinger
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Kentucky Ryed Chiquen from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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