Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Wilco Tango FoxtrotWilco Tango Foxtrot

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Photo of Celt44
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked this one up on a recommendation from my local craft store owner. Do not regret it. The price was right for a 750ml or so bottle - $4.99.

Appearance - Pours an amberish-brown with a white creamy head. Lacing lasts throughout. Nice.

Aroma - Strong floral hops balanced with heavy malt. Reveals it's balance. I expected more bitterness from the aroma.

Taste - Beautifully balanced hop and malt. ABV is masked nicely. Cherry citrus mixed with warm bread.

Mouthfeel - Nice and only slight burn from relatively high ABV. Wakes you up.

Overall an excellent brew - one of the best Strong Ales I've had in quite a while. Definitely expected more bitterness, especially after running it under my nose. One of the best balanced beers I've ever had. Excellent work by Lagunitas!

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Rhixso
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep, rich dark brown with slightly hazy dark ruby highlights if held to a light source. Has a light tan head that disappears after a few sips.

S: Slightly floral hop aroma comes first (Hallertau or Willamette?) - a very pleasant surprise for such a dark brown ale - followed by sweet dark malts and finally a crisp dry bitterness that blends into a well rounded dark roasted coffee-like malt punch that remind you you're drinking an Imperial Brown Ale.

T: Dark malty, coffee-like goodness with a dry finish, perfectly balanced hop bitterness, that lingers lightly. Tones of dark caramel, dark chocolate, slight hints of dried fruits.

F: Medium bodied yet just heavy enough to linger over and spend some time with contemplating the complexity. Light carbonation. Beautiful.

O: A new favorite seasonal. Loved and savored each and every sip. This one is a harmonious blend of the best of a delicious deeply malty brown ale without being cloying with the addition of a wonderful hop aroma. Well worth every penny.

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4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aty11b
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured in a Tulip glass.

A- pours a beautiful ruby red body with not much head retention.

S- Dark fruits, Fig, and hops

T- A combination of Grapefruit, Fig, Raisins, hops, and slight notes of orange and caramel. The hops are not to overwhelming leaving a satisfying bitter after taste in your mouth.

O- One of my new favorites from Lagunitas. A nice ruby body with fresh ingredients that do not overwhelm each other. Its a definite must have.

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Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,613 ratings.
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