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Chaka - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 05-05-2012)
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BrewerB

Florida

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
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Smell - I thought the aroma was fairly muted for something with the Belgian notation. There was a sweetness to the aroma.

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Chaka from Sun King Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.