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Tango - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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84
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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 11-18-2011)
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Reviews by cps98:
Photo of cps98
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%

Got this one as an extra on a trade, Thanks Matt! I haven’t tried any of Weyerbacher’s Brewers Select series until I got this Tango. They use the NATO phonetic alphabet for the names so it is kind of sad my first one was the T.

A – Pours a beautiful deep mahogany and when held to the light the reddish tones just pop. A nice 1 finger head dissipated into nothing rather quickly. Not sure what was up with that pulled a clean glass from the case before the pour. No lacing present at all but I could see CO2 rising to the top of the glass during the entire drink.

S – Sweet cherries dominate. Heavy floral note from the Belgian yeast present.

T – The tart cherry flavor is first followed by the malty sweetness and finishes with some bitterness and the warmth of alcohol.

M – Good carbonation even with the lack of head. Medium bodied.

O – I am grateful for being able to try this beer but not something I personally would buy. A little too much fruit for my taste. ABV’s are probably a little on the high side.

cps98, Nov 23, 2011
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Mantooth, Aug 10, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%

Sour cherries dark Belgian style ale, looks great in my chalice with a semi blood orange tinted mahogany brown body, fine tan head silky smooth fine carbonation, okay a bit of dimpled textures arising to the top of the head. Dark cherry skin, a bit of plum and dark fruit notes, alcohol soothes the senses like an ancient medicinal concoction enough cherry juice added to make this elixir palatable. That medicinal quality leaves trace of ethanol in the back of the nares that I'm not used to dealing with head on in most of today's beers on the market this high in alcohol...10.6% abv. It's funny how some of the code word series of Wilco Tango Foxtrot have made reappearances, while others have not. This one has got me scratching my head, dark roasted malts leave a slight bitterness matched with medicinal cherry like qualities on the palate...this is a harsh flavor profile when meshed together in this manner somebody go back to the drawing board and fix this beer. It dries out with some semi bitter dark chocolate and the cherry is tamed a bit, but still rather harsh on the palate. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, carries the cherry notes quite well in a dry Belgian style dark ale, quite well. Overall, I'm going to watch these big bottle releases from Weyerbacher, typically a brewer that I at least respect.

WVbeergeek, Mar 15, 2014
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BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%

One of the more interestingly color brews I've come across (particularly since I assumed it would be a dark brown ale with cherries added, no extra/different coloration or minimal, it's actually a near-mauve, a bit more violet as it settles with a certain thickness just in the color giving it a translucency that just barely is more clear than complete opacity. It's a new label, so maybe the recipe's changed, but this is (at least any longer) neither any shade of orange or brown. The head is red-tinged fluff about a finger tall that retains itself pretty well and laces the glass moderately.
The smell is mostly sweet cherries, fresh and juicy and seeming like a blend of some kind as even a hint of maraschino comes out. Yeast is on the earthier side and only a hint of candi sugars is noticeable. A bit of dryness, in fact, adds a bit of balance and keeps it at even levels as far as sweetness is concerned. Malts have a bit of breadiness, but not heavy and not particularly dark either.
The flavor takes the dryness further and has a slightly acidic twang too. Letting it warm up allows the cherry and sweetness to come through, and the balance and softness is good without giving up flavor. The yeast is surprisingly dryer than I expect and more earthy than anything, with a bit of must and grains. Clove makes for a soft spiciness on the tongue and a hint of herb lies underneath.
The body is medium-full with a strong crispness and a smoothness on the tongue that leads to a lightly tart cherry finish in which a little spicy bite nips as well.

Brenden, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.65/5  rDev +25.7%

My awesome weyerbacher brew rep natalie gave me a bottle of this and I'm excited to try since it would be a tough find here in NJ.

Deep amber color with dark orange highlights. some haziness and about 2 fingers of off white head which dissipates kind of quickly. Big plum aroma on the nose along with cherry cola, white raisins, and melon oddly enough. Almost like a left over fruit bowl.

The taste is a lot more subtle than the nose. Rum raisin flavors with touches of licorice and black cherries. Big bold body that stays consistent throughout. Some detectable spice that plays well with the dark belgian candy flavors. Fruity yet spicy. Everything balances incredibly well into one dangerously delicious crescendo of flavor. Deep, dark, complex, yet subtle.

The abv is incredibly well hidden on this big brew.

This beer could do incredibly well in 6 packs or 4 packs for that matter. It's like a better mad elf without that 2 beer black out factor (however 4 would probably do you in) .

I hope they bring this one back.

jtierney89, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. Has a pretty dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some cherries, not a lot going on. Taste is tart, some cherries, alcohol is most definitely present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but at this price point, I was expecting a little more.

tone77, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

mj81, Apr 02, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +11.6%

12oz bottle to tulip. $7.00 for the single. Live review.

A: A gentle pour produces a thin, half finger fizzy head, light brown in color and quick to diminish. The paper-thin crescent shaped collar that remains is barely worth mentioning. Deep crimson in color - very attractive hue. The body appears to have a degree of transparency, but only shadows can be seen through the glass. No lacing.

S: Strong upfront notes of sweet dark fruits - cherries, plums and figs. The nose fades into a smooth butteriness and reigns in the rose-like alcohol and sharp, peppery esters a touch. Light clove creeps in on the back end.

T: Dark fruits and dark candi sugars - but a bit more rustic than the nose suggested. The cherries went from fresh to dried, the plums became prunes and the figs added a lightly caramelized edge. An earthiness comes through as the spiciness is reinforced.

M: Medium-full body with a fine, tingling effervescent bite across the tongue as the swallow commences. Balances the line between sweet and dry very well. A more supple texture would have solidified a near-perfect mouthfeel.

O: I'm not sure why Tango has been getting such low scores. I think a little extra time in the bottle has paid off. As it's drinking right now, this is a pretty fantastic American-made example of a BSDA. I would definitely purchase again, though the price was inexplicably high.

FeDUBBELFIST, May 31, 2012
Photo of mindspin315
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

Reddish brown body with next to no head when poured. Looks a lot like the color of dark cherries. Not much going on with this one here.

Very strong sweet dark cherry aromas and belgian candied sugar profile. The yeasty scents are of gingerbread, clove, and a hint of breadiness.

The sweet dark cherry flavors pop right upfront. Spices from the yeast rush over the tounge halfway through. The spice rises up along with a mild alcohol heat that carries through to the finish. The sweetness stays from start to finish as well.

This beer is very reminiscent of Weyerbacher's Quad with dark cherries added. The cherry sweetness and yeasty spice keep the alcohol from becoming to strong here, but warmth does come through in the end. The flavors here are very clean and good, but just don't climb to the elite level of a Trappist or most other Belgian beers. I still feel this is a successful take on a belgian dark ale.

[80/100]

mindspin315, Nov 30, 2011
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Tango from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.