Wilco Tango Foxtrot - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by aristeros:
4.68/5 rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased a bomber at the local Class VI on post, military parlance for "basically a liquor store." 'WTF' would properly be 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,' but Lagunitas routinely gets beer right, so I'm not going to dwell upon this fact. This one was worth a try at under five bucks, and I'm a brown ale fiend (this is billed as an 'imperial brown'), so here goes. Poured into a British pint glass.
Pours a red-brown, like a cola, with less than a half finder of head. Good clarity and almost no carbonation visible. Hoppy nose for a brown, with moderate citrus and light pine over biscuits and honey.
There is a fair bit of hops up front, which yields to sweet malts, with a bittersweet coffee and caramel finish. It's like a double APA was combined with a brown ale and a pinch of stout by a mad scientist. Delightfully complex.
This wasn't quite what I was after, but it did meet my expectations in terms of quality; I would have another, and enjoy how it stomped all over established beer styles and still exceeded my expectations.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2011 02:16:10 | More by aristeros
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3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Deep caramel in color. Clear. A lager three finger head develops with a heavy pour. Moderate lacing
S- Bitter hops and roasted malts, vanilla bean, brown sugar. A sweet bready aroma comes through.
T- Sweet bready malts but not as much hop as the nose. Well balanced with a warming aftertaste.
M- Surprisingly light bodied for an imperial brown. Goes down easy.
O- Good not great but it may just be be. While well built and drinkable, to me the flavor seems a little off. This was my first taste of WTF and with no apparent date on the bottle, I don't know if its me or the brew. I'll have to give it another go.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 00:17:29 | More by Emnmarko
Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,129 ratings.