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Wilco Tango Foxtrot - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,276 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,276
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 51
Gots: 115 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.83% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Imperial Brown Ale" (not a style on BA).

(Beer added by: flexabull on 03-06-2010)
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4/5  rDev +2%

PaulMc, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber leaning towards chocolate brown with rimming lacey taupe head. Chocolate and treacle on the nose.
Molasses, brown sugar and kola – some hefty malts – with slight herbal cough drop hops.
Christmas cake ending and tight linger. Medium, chewy and gooey.

65 IBUs – where?! This is a malt bomb. Given this is a spring seasonal, I have to wonder how old this bottle is. Not up to Lagunitas standards, anyway.

2nd tasting: I knew that there was more going on here - big pineapple and oily tangerine skin on the nose is repeated in the body (house style hops, I'm thinking) with lemon sorbet finish and tangerine rind tight linger. And that's in mid-August, so at least 3 months on it. Still not sure I get the full 65, but that could be down to the still-considerable sweetness, though hops lift this to reveal lighter toasty notes. And perhaps the quietest 8% I've ever not tasted. Bumping it up to 4s all around, deservedly.

As a side note, body is lighter, too - hasn't thickened up yet? - making me wonder why this isn't in as an American Brown.

StJamesGate, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

bonbini26, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of goldennectar
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into Sam Adams tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep amber color with thin fluffy head that laced the sides of the glass.

Smell: Mostly malts with a hint of hops. Sweet caramel, fragrant and fresh.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Malts come through strong with a slight hoppiness, a nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and fresh.

Overall: Another great beer from Lagunitas and one I will enjoy again as soon as I can find more or they brew it again.

And how can you not enjoy the name! WTF!

goldennectar, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Stoffel, Jan 05, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber enjoyed in a leffe glass

A: Deep amber brown with a ruby hue and a small beige head. Surprisingly clear.

S: Brown sugar, toffee, gingerbread biscuits, a little pine and some orange juice.

T: This beer is really deliciously balanced. There's a really bold over caramelised sweetness thats countered by a peppery spice and hop bitterness. Yum

M: The carbonation level and body really add to this beer. Beers like this can sometimes be too full and sticky, but as stated, they too contribute to the overall balance.

O: Solid beer from a solid brewery. This is one of those beers that I wish was available everywhere in 6-packs.

, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Turbodog666, Jan 03, 2012
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MaineMike, Dec 31, 2011
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hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

jesus808, Dec 20, 2011
Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,276 ratings.