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RATINGS: 80   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10384) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Rackhouse Colorado Rare Beer Tasting. Pours an orangish brown appearance with a white head. Slightly estery, mild banana, yeasty nose. A bit spicy, orange fruity, slightly bitter hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2016
On tap at Mike’s Grill + Tap. It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of yeast, citrus, nuts and some honey. The taste was similar to the aroma with more yeast, citrus, nuts, grain and honey. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush tap takeover, London. It pours a deep murky copper color with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and estery, with strong Belgian yeast presence, and notes of prunes, baked apples, brown sugar. Taste is also sweet, with spicy yeast, dark fruits, toffee. Light booze. Medium bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, ok Belgian ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Dark fruit, spice, yeast aromas. Flavors are dry fruit, spice, yeast and Belgian sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3941) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 May 2015, tap. Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is honey, banana, syrup, and alcohol. Very sweet. Med body and mildly fizzy. Cane sugar, caramelized banana, some alcohol. Rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1256) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Solid belgian ale. A little bitter at the end and a little simple. Booze is fairly well hidden. Like the aluminum bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - APR 16, 2015
I had this at Global Brew. Pours copper with a off white head. Taste Belgian yeast, fruity, sweet, caramel. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1702) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear orange with a thin off white head. Has a fruity caramel aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, honey, fruit, rock candy, and mild bitterness. Almost cloying, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Has malted yeast aroma and burnt caramel flavor with a reddish amber color. Robust and hearty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Tap at BD Brum, 8/5/14. Orange/blond pour, offwhite head. Nose of Belgo esters, clovey spice, sweet citrus, light caramel. Tastes moderate sweet light bready caramel malt, moderate bitter spicy hops, light caramel sugary action, lots of sweet, spicy yeast notes. Body is medium full, carbonation is medium. This doesn’t quite hit the spot for me, not dry enough, not light enough to do what other comparable Belgians do. The flavours are all there but not brought together with the subtle elegance of the better examples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9217) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Comes in a can/bottle screwcap hybrid. In Knicks colors!! Pretty straight forward strong belgian with candi sugar, caramel, a bit of spicy yeast. Pretty straight forward, but quite good. Hid the abv well."

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