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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
Draft @ Bottlecraft, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21662) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Can in Brevard. Amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. taste is similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18719) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Keg at BD in der Don, 21/06/14. Chestnut brown with a good sized light beige covering that retains well. Nose is dark fruit rind, spice, dates, fruit loaf, stoned fruits. Taste comprises fruit loaf, Belgian yeast esters, spice, herbal pangs, dark berry fruit, earthy rinse. Medium + body ,fine carbonation, light booze in the close but fairly well integrated at 8%. Ok Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Old Chicago Westminster poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, yeast, fruittiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, yeast, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of nuts, yeast, raisins, and citrus. Flavor of nuts, yeast, toasted grain, honey, and orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12711) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12195) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Tap. Pours lightly hazy brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, Belgian yeast esters, cookie and caramel malt with nutmeg notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark Belgian yeast esters and a sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On draught at Lizardville. The beer pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a medium white head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and yeast. Medium to full body with flavors of ripe fruit, yeast, grainy malt and a touch of hops. The finish is fruity with an earthy yeast aftertaste. Decent all around.

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