Chaka - Sun King Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrewerB:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big thanks to aasher for sending a four pack of Shaka out in a recent trade. Cheers, Al!
Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a thin off-white head that collapsed quickly.
Initial tart/sour faded quickly to a rock candy sugar sweetness. Dried prunes and vanilla/caramel at the end.
Spicy/sweet mixture of flavors greet the palette initially. Phenolic yeasty qualities playing a prominent role but there's also some caramel candy. Modest earthy/dirt notes weren't expected but not unpleasant or out of place.
Mouthfeel is moderate-light with a medium-high carbonation level. Smooth alcohol warming.
I'll admit my initial desire to sample this beer came from wanting the novelty of drinking a craft beer from the aluminum pint packaging. But, knowing Sun Kin and Oskar Blues combined reputations, I figured the beer would be well worth tasting. Not sure what the shagbark syrup lends to the equation but perhaps it's the earthy qualities I picked up along with some sweetness and color. All in all, an enjoyable brew and I intend to leave a small amount out of the glass for drinking straight from the bottle.
Serving type: can
06-12-2012 21:27:09 | More by BrewerB
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance - The beer was a handsome reddish brown color with an off-white head. The lacing on the sides of the pint glass was evident.
Smell - I thought the aroma was fairly muted for something with the Belgian notation. There was a sweetness to the aroma.
Taste - On the initial, I detect banana, clove, cinnamon, and a certain bread/biscuit flavor. The banana grows progressively more sour toward the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. The sticky thick mouthfeel really allows this one to linger.
Mouthfeel - I think the most remarkable aspect of this beer is the mouthfeel. The manner in which it coats the tongue makes me want to call it a sticky beer.
Overall - I do not think the taste in this one is as full as I would like it to be. Still, it is a very good beer.
Serving type: can
05-04-2014 22:30:34 | More by JohnnyHopps
Chaka from Sun King Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.