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Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.92/5
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2,648 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.85%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Brown Ale

Added by flexabull on 03-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,832
Reviews:
862
Ratings:
2,648
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of SirFolmarv
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerry_lee26
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luckydog91
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ob512316
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

24oz bottle poured into glass. This beer is dark brown, with a thick beige head. The smell is pine, brown sugar, biscuits, and bread. The taste is like a roller coaster. Bitter, then sweet and finally sour. It tastes like it smells. The feel is a little heavy due to the abv, but more middle of the road. Overall, this is another awesome beer by Lagunitas.

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Photo of zotzot
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vladdswrath
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep brown, clear with a delicate head that dissipates quickly. Heavy malt and a little bit sour, but a pleasant aroma overall. Taste is less balanced, sort of a cacophony of flavors. Carmel quickly overpowered by citrus hops that immediately fade into a lingering burnt roast malt. It's not a bad thing by any stretch, just a bit unexpected after the smoothness of the nose and it took me by surprise. Mouth feels is fairly creamy, but sort of dry and sharp at the same time, again. less a blend of sensations and more like a couple of loud claps. Not bad by any stretch, but not one I will really seek out again.

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Photo of mrjosephruiz88
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stadmo1
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Note to self: Enjoyable beer, great creamy foam, smooth feel - unfortunately after a few sips it blew up my allergies

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This imperial brown ale pours a rich chocolate brown color with a hint of red and a medium off white head. The smell is of course malt heavy with notes of dark bread, brown sugar, molasses, and a touch of alcohol. It is a fairly sweet smelling beer. The taste is much the same with some hints of date and a mild bitterness to the finish. It isn't too sweet though as molasses and dark bread flavors predominate. The body is pretty heavy, not quite at the level of a stout, but heavier then most anything else. This is a nice, bold brown ale. I recognize that I have a soft spot for Lagunitas, but even so I think that this is definitely underrated.

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Photo of John1985
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philipe
4.79/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet forefront with hoppy finish. True-to-Lag maltiness. Very rich. Love it.

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Photo of MilaMila
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hreb
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in a curved glass. This release (2017) is 8.1% ABV (O.G. 1.072, 64.20 IBU). Beer is deep brown tinged with mahogany and tops itself with a very pleasing chestnut head. Faint sour aroma reminds me of Oud Bruin. Flavor has a distinct funky astringency too it as well. It's not at all heavy, and in fact I'm finding it a little bit thin, flavor-wise. It's got some bitterness, but it's not overly hoppy, nor does it have a lot of malt flavor. Maybe it really is meant to be a _Spring_ Imperial Brown Ale? It's drinkable... but without chocolate or toast or nuts I'm underwhelmed.

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You know you have a great friend when he gives you one of these fresh big bomber bottles!
L: Somewhere in between red and black. Looks dark in the cup but hold it up to the light and it's a beautiful ruby red. Big sticky dark tan head.
S: Initially smelled like hoppy caramel. It kept going back and forth between malt and hop. I picked up some fruity IPA aromas here and there. Faintly smells of roasted coffee infused with chocolate and caramel. A little boozy.
T: Flavorful. I would call it a hoppy imperial brown ale. Or a brown IPA. It has a hoppy presence with a little IPA bitterness but it also has a creamy malty nuttiness. It plays both sides very well.
F: just right. Medium bodied. Strong finish.
O: A good beer, unique, complex and worth trying. It's got some character. Let it warm a bit and take notes.

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Photo of anthony-s
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear and transparent brown with an off white head. Smells of hops, slightly roasted malts, and caramel. Tastes of slightly sweet malts, stong and bitter hops, caramel, and toffee. Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Overall it's a good beer, but I don't see how this is a Brown Ale.

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Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,648 ratings
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