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Chaka | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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86
very good
17 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 05-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
100
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
24.3%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
User Reviews
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 100
Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Weathered copper; clean, sizeable head

SMELL: Bready, caramel, cotton candy, medicinal, ripe plums, peppercorn, herbal, yeast, grassy

TASTE: Creamy, malty, peppery, bread crust, nutty, hay, ripe fruit, smooth, taffy, faintly phenolic, broth, chicory, alcohol; dry, long-lingering finish

Collaborations: Everyone is doing them these days. This one has no problem standing out, as the packaging is unique—a resealable pint can from Ball Corp. Oskar Blues Brewery & Sun King Brewing Co. came together and punched out a solid Belgo-American ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of GilGarp
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can served cold at liquids and solids in Longmont.

Poured into a tulip, Chaka is a deep amber color with a slight haze. The head is thin but leaves nice lace behind.

Aroma is fruity, floral, and mildly funky.

Flavor is sweet and fruity up front but leads into a citrusy, floral hop bitterness. It finishes dry leading me into the next sip.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very nice version of the style. I hope they make this a regular because it certainly would be in my fridge.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a rich copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, some mild spices. Taste is fruits, alcohol, some yeast, a bit of spice, pretty tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, muddied mahogany colour, with a yellowish coloured head. Left foamy lace. Smells somewhat musky, with a earthy, yeasty ester, dark fruits, with some spicy notes. On the taste, you get that spicy Belgian yeast notes, some mildly funky, musky notes, almost a grape skin, with some figs and dates-like fruity sweetness. The feel is kinda thick and somewhat syrupy for the style, but not bad feeling.

I'd call this more along the lines of a BSDA with a colour and the somewhat sweeter nature, but, what the hey. It's still a quite enjoyable Belgian-style ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a dark amber, almost light brown, color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Thick, semi-resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.

S- Lots of sweetness from the yeast, malt and rich Belgian candi sugar. Dark fruit notes plus some banana and spice.

T- Flavor is a lot of the same with a bunch of candi sugar providing a big sweetness. The alcohol is well-hidden but what you get in return is a nearly cloying sweetness. Notes of banana bread, spice and toffee.

M- Slightly thick and a bit sticky. Medium-low carbonation and a medium body.

O- Though I do like the fact that it's so strong yet easy to drink, it's a bit one-dimensional with the heavy handed sweetness and typical Belgian yeast character. Also I feel like the 16 oz serving is a bit much for a beer of this ABV.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes. Just yes. Drink this beer. Please. Or don't, and I'll drink it for you.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Chaka from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.