Watusi Moonshot
Roak Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
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3.86 | pDev: 6.48%
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Ratings:
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Roak Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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Notes: With a sweet touch to the front and tart apple to the back of the palate, this kettle sour ale is a pleasant reminiscence of the caramel apple.

5 IBU
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Photo of larryi86
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thank you superspak for this
16 oz can, dated 8/22/19, poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy golden amber with a two finger white head.

S- Caramel and butterscotch, some tart apples.

T- Tart, Granny Smith apples, butterscotch, caramel, lacto, touch of wheat.

M- Smooth, crisp, light to medium body.

O- I was hoping for a little less caramel and a little more apple, but overall Roak did a great job with this beer.

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Photo of GRPunk
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Roak sour caramel apple watusi tap shaker pint at bagger Dave’s $6.75 20oz

A clean gold 1-finger off white awesome stick.

S huge caramel maybe some cinnamon and vanilla.

T big caramel up front sour flavors bring apple finish a little cinnamon.

M dry medium body short of puckering.

O sweet not bad a pint is enough. Goes with recent fall weather, if not a burger and fries.

4.25 4 3.5 3.75 3.75

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/22/2019. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy red/green apples, fruit peel, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, apricot, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, honey, caramel syrup, wheat, white bread dough, light butterscotch/peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of apples, fruity/acidic yeast, caramel flavoring, and pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy red/green apples, fruit peel, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, apricot, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, honey, caramel syrup, wheat, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy red/green apples, fruit peel, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, apricot, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, honey, caramel syrup, wheat, white bread dough, light butterscotch/peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of apples, fruity/acidic yeast, caramel flavoring, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness and tangy fruit. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an awesome flavored/fruited kettle sour. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of apples, fruity/acidic yeast, caramel flavoring, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic. Awesome balance of big juicy apples and lacto complexity; with great balanced caramel flavoring, and pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and outstanding experimental style example as expected. Tastes exactly like a caramel apple all the way through.

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Watusi Moonshot from Roak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 7 ratings