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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush, London. A dark amber coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Sweet, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, fruity, caramel, yeasty, doughy. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4452) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Keg @ Brewdog Brum. Pours rusty orange with a smoky frambozen aroma, lovely yeasty juicy fruit taste, if a little tempered and not as vibrant as its Belgian counterparts.. syrupy with slight alcohol whisps. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Sugary, sweet, rich caramel, dry, light spices, a bit cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush. Amber orange, small white head. Aroma - musty toffee and alcohol. Body is medium, a little foamy. Taste - very malty, sweet Belgian strong ale character, yeast, liquorice, cherry and coffee. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; dark burnished amber pour with a creamy magnolia head, yeast aroma, taste has subtle Belgian yeast along with caramel, brown sugar, some TCP but overall it’s ok, not world class but league 1.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (1103) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Draft @ BrewDog Edinburgh. Aroma of bubblegum,malt and banana. Clear amber with tiny white head. Tiny lasting. Moderate bitterness, but is overruled by sweetness and some alcohol. Finish is light sweetness. Texture is soapy. Average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12721) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at BD Sheps B. It pours dark amber/brown with a medium beige head. The nose is sweet...fruit cake, bruised banana, dried fruits and light spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, candy, caramel, fruit cake, brown sugar, light alcohol, banana bread and spice. Medium body and average carbonation. A fairly standard sweet, Belgian strong affair. Not overly memorable for me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Can/bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours an amber/orange with a fading off-white head. Nose is big Belgian yeast, fruit, banana, plantain, and sweet malt with slight medicinal notes. Flavor is similar- some bubble gum with banana, plantain, and Belgian yeast. Yeast lingers into the finish of this light to medium-bodied Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Can/ bottle. Nose is spivey phenols, fruits, some chocolates, some smoke. Flavor is caramel malts, phenols and some sweet malts. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Can from StFun. Brownish-amber with a pencil thin head. Smells of banana and apple fruity esters, brown sugar, caramel, and ginger. Thin in the mouth and watery for 8%. But it goes down easily. The flavor offers a toasted grain, brown sugar, and fruity ester mix. Lightly spiced and a touch dry in the finish. The carbonation is fairly lively and zippy. Kind of an odd and interesting beer, but not entirely in a bad way. Honestly, it’s one of those beers I’m not sure if I liked or not.

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