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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We teamed up with our buddies from Indiana-based Sun King Brewery  for a CANlaboration project to unite the brewer’s friendship and passion for pushing the boundaries of craft beer in a can.   Brewers from Oskar Blues and Sun King made the trek to each others breweries for months, and are excited to bring you CHAKA, a limited-release Belgian-style ale — the first craft beer to be packaged in the Alumi-Tek® re-sealable pint bottle from Ball Corporation. CHAKA will be released May 3rd 2012 at the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego in each attendee’s hotel room and at special events throughout the weekend (see below!).   The following week the brewers will make limited quantities available at the Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom and in Sun King’s home market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5203) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Brown with a watery white head and lace. Roasty caramel malt, light brown sugar, and floral hops. Flavor mirrors aroma with a nice bitter finish. Sweet start. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy. pretty nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5096) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Can w/twist off cap purchased at the brewery during a rbwg stop
Clear golden with a off-white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of banana, bready and yeasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Sampled at the NC brewery taproom during RBWG 2014. Pretty good stuff. Some Belgian yeast character, candi sugar, rich bread. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with more bready malts, mild toffee, candied sugars. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Can ][ Oskar Blues Brevard ][ 16oz? ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Clear amber pour with weak foam. Nose is apple cider vinegar. Taste is toffee, sugar, browned banana, cider vinegar. Palate is sugary, papery, headache inducing. Could be renamed Belgian malt liquor with the amount of fusel alcohol in here. Belch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
From a can at the brewery 2014 RBWG. Pours slightly cloudy medium gold with a minimal white head. Sweet malt aroma that carries with it some fruity bubblegum. The flavor follows the aroma, some spice in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Can at RBWG. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemon cake, yeast and light bubblegum/fruit. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Cool as all hell aluminum canister shared on the RBWG bus tour (LaZoom!). Moderate wheat notes, mild bubblegum and table sugar sweetness. Dry and crisp finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
16 oz can at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have nice Belgian character, light spice, yeast, fruit, nice clean beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1233) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Can pour at brewery. Copper color. Nose Belgian ester, fruit,bubble gum sweet. Taste similar to nose, more spice and ester in taste. Bitter spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (386) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours copper with virtually no head. Aroma is very faint but it is sweet, floral, and fruity. The flavor is very crisp and clean reminiscent of fruity cream soda. The alcohol is hidden very well beneath the light candi sugar. I always expect great things from OBs and have never been disappointed.

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