Chaka - Sun King Brewing Company
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Reviews by robboyd:
3.78/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Beautiful screw top aluminum pint poured into an Upland pint glass. There was absolutely no head on this beer upon my first fill of the pint glass, which was about 90% to the top. Typical pour of 1/2 down the side and 1/2 right down the middle. After a few sips I dumped the rest of the beer into the glass and a small 1/8" off white head did appear. Never had that happen before so I thought it was strange. There is a constant fizz of small bubbles throughout the drinking experience however. Nice deep amber in hue.
It smelled malty and yeasty with vanilla undertones. Baking bread with a touch of mild sourness to it.
It's a pleasant tasting beer. Not over the top with the belgian yeast, which is a good thing in my eyes. There is a mild tartness to the finish but it's nice and toasty on the front end. Toasted vanilla is what I get the most of, reminds me a bit of creme brulee but in a good way.
Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. It's moderately carbed, which I think makes it more pleasant to drink because it does feel a bit weighty overall.
Overall it's a good beer. I'm not a huge belgian fan but I think this is one I'd have more of. I really like the pint can although I paid a premium to buy a single rather than a 4 pack. It's not often that this happens with me but upon my first sip I thought this beer would make the absolute perfect pairing with some pan seared foie gras. I'm craving it as I'm finishing this fine beverage.
Serving type: can
05-17-2012 23:31:29 | More by robboyd
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 63 ratings.