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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We teamed up with our buddies from Indiana-based Sun King Brewery for a CANlaboration project to unite the brewers 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 attendees 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 Kings home market.

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3.8
   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.

3.3
   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 doesnt 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11659) - 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."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23979) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Can in Brevard. Amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. taste is similar.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Sample @ Oskar Blues in Asheville during RBWG. Hazy amber with a small head. Loads of active Belgian yeast on the nose. Fruity esters dominate. The taste has some new world hops. Mild cantaloupe and citrus fruits. Somewhat bitter, mildly sweet. Medium body, very active carbonation. Not my thing, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. Pours clear amber-brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of toffee, dried fruit and light biscuit. Taste has more toffee sweetness and just a light zing of Belgian yeast. Medium body, sweet finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18924) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11601) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Keg at brewdog Aberdeen. Atoms is candied berries, Belgian yeast and honey malt. Some plasticy phenols. Nice rich red amber coloured pour with halo of off white head. Flavour is sweet caramel honey malts, slightly meaty Belgian yeast and herbal hops. Palate is semi sweet fullish bodied with lowush carbonation. Earthy spicy hop in the finish. Tasty enough but a bit too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On draft at BeerCraft. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Sweet, fruity, caramel, noticeable alcohol, banana. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (10047) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours amber with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with some yeasty banana ester and a dry bitter finish.


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