Kentucky Ryed Chiquen - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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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3.66/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Serving type: on-tap
03-28-2014 21:01:48 | More by Florida9
3.81/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a medium to dark orange amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, rye whiskey; estery and spicy with a mild rye sourness. Flavor is rye malt, rye whiskey, oak, caramel. Big burst of well integrated malt and barrel flavors, but tapers off rapidly and finishes with more stark mild rye whiskey, almost like rye after sitting in a couple of melted ice cubes. Light residual hints of rye, oak and slight malt. Medium bodied, also seems to start with a mild creaminess, but finishes unexpectedly a bit light in mouth feel. An interesting take on a rye barrelled beer. The initial flavor and mouth feel are quite nice and promising, but it finishes a bit thin and much less flavor intensity. I'd try this again, but not in the quite pricey 750 ml bomber. Interesting, flavorful, but unbalanced taste sequence. The bottle is very cool but leaves feathers everywhere. I can't imagine unpacking a case of these.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 04:21:09 | More by LiquidAmber
Kentucky Ryed Chiquen from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.