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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hallertauer hops from the Yakima Valley of Washington State give this English style pale ale its distinctive flavor and hoppiness. A large amount of malted barley is used in the brewing process which gives Chukkar Ale a full, rich body and a relatively high alcohol content.

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2.6
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Props to Skyview for filling in the South Dakota box! Clear gold with a thin white head. Odd nose - light fruit, sweet malt, butter? Rather light flavor and mouthfeel, fruity, bready with a lemony spice. An odd brew.

3.5
Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Last stop (and final beer) of the return trip during ABA Beer Tour ’07. Sampled on draught at the brewpub restaurant in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a decent off-white head that slowly dissolves and leave behind a good lacing. Aroma of rich caramel malt, candi sugar, some citrus with some grassy hops. Taste is fruity sweet, heavy alcohol, medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors picked up include caramel malt, light peach and lemon zest. Finish is soft, slightly sweet with a peppery bitter and alcohol burn aftertaste.

2.4
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Yellow, clear, some golden hues. Very plain, average body; some lemon, with grassy hops. A bit of butter in the aroma? (from growler at RBSG 07).

3.4
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG 2007: Growler: Poured a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, light fruity notes, some sweet malts. Flavor, bready, yeasty, floral. Soft carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Not bad.

3.2
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From growler. Pours orange. Aroma is sweet malty. Flavour is slight sweet dried fruity (only mildly). Strong bitter finish.

3.3
islay (2755) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Approximately 1.5 oz. sample at the Grand Tasting of the RateBeer Summer Gathering 2007 in the Twin Cities, MN on July 23, 2007. This was the twenty-first of 26 beers that I sampled and rated during the tasting. Thanks to Skyview for bringing this one. Floral aroma features apricot, strawberry, lemon, and orange scents. Pours a clear, brilliant gold with little head. Sweet, fruity flavor. Tastes almost like a fruit beer. I expect an English Pale Ale to have a bitter hops presence, but if it was there, it wasn’t very prominent in this example. Undercarbonated, but it was poured from a growler, so that’s to be expected. Medium body. Soft in the palate. Chukkar is not a bad beer, but it smells and looks better than it tastes.

3.3
JK (6160) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Good, light malt flavor and aroma. Orange color. Mild malt flavor and classic English pale ale. Reminded me a little of a marzen.

3
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet sugary caramel aroma. Dry grainy floral hops flavor with some light caramel in the background.

3
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
RBSG 07 Grand Tasting beer #4. Light gold pour with no head. Faint hop on the nose. Malty taste that vaguely reminded me of oatmeal bitter finish.

3.5
badgerben (5179) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
RBSG 2007. Another SoDak from Skyview. Growler. Copper color with no head. Slightly hopped aroma. The malt is a nice mix of bitter and sweet: not so balanced it isn’t either, but there are definite sweet hits and bitter hits. Slight caramel finish.


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