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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 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 (1719) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4474) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
16oz twist off wide mouth can from the brewery during RBWG bus tour, 1st stop. Poured a darker gold body with an average sized white head. Aroma and flaovr of yeast, sugar, grains, toast, dry fruit. Palate is nice and really smooth, medium body and carbonation and a dry finish. Overall solid despite the weird packaging which was actually pretty cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - 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 (5599) - 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 (13187) - 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 (9132) - 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 (3220) - 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 (9999) - , 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 (1507) - 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.

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