Wilco Tango Foxtrot - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
4.43/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased this one after reading about it on Lagunitas website. Chilled down in a 22 oz bomber and served it up in a glass pint.
A: Pours a rich red/brown strong dark ale color. Produced only a very trace amount of micro-head without much in the way of lacing or cling. Color was opaque, no obvious yeasts specks or bottle-marmite.
S: Smells of fragrant sugars and fruits, even at two feet from my nose. Typical to other big beers and strong ales, plenty of dried fig, apricot and toffee notes from the combination of sugars and hops.
T: Taste is almost a contradiction. I was expecting a very dense, rich beer and it's surprisingly light. Some initial bite from citrus hops melts away to balanced caramels with a light, clean finish.
M: Alcohol contributes to the dryness yet is well balanced. No resistance from the carbonation or hops. Aftertastes of pear, fig and banana mango.
O: I liked this one. It's halfway to a big beer, making it not quite as strong as some others of it's ilk yet no wimp, either. It reminds me more of a strong pale ale that's been stained dark and confused with brown sugar into thinking it's a strong dark ale. Kinda like when a prize fighter moves up in weight class for a challenge it isn't currently getting. This is a dark beer for people that don't like darks and is completely drinkable in the warm spring and summer months.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2011 14:49:33 | More by Aiptasia
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3.88/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip glass.
The color is a dark black with maroon and dark brown highlights. There is about two fingers of brownish/tan head and small amount of lacing.
The smell has a citrus hop aroma that is surprising since the color was pretty dark. There is touches of grapes and figs here that do come out among teases of dark malt.
The taste is citrus at first with a big tangerine or grapefruit flavor. There is a flavor of caramel malt that tries to sneak past the hoppy fruit flavor but is pushed back by the return of the hop bitterness toward the end.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is pretty drinkable but does not seem to be as balanced as intended. It goes down pretty well little effort. With a little age this beer would even out and could be really fantastic. The hops would mellow a little and the malts would be showcased better.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 15:44:14 | More by Duhast500
Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,147 ratings.