Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Wilco Tango FoxtrotWilco Tango Foxtrot
BA SCORE
3.92/5
2,645 Ratings
Wilco Tango FoxtrotWilco Tango Foxtrot
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:
#5,814
Reviews:
862
Ratings:
2,645
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
248
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,645 |  Reviews: 862
Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
2.81/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

L - Pours a beautiful mahogany color, hard foam head that sits around, thick lacing as it goes down

S - Malty, a whiff of hops and a backbone of dark fruits and brown sugar

T - Honestly rather off putting, reminiscent of dates and figs, slight hop bite, and a bitter funky malt on the aftertaste

F - Mouthfeel is quite thin, very lightly carbonated

O - Wow, I'm deeply saddened to say this is the first Lagunitas beer I haven't enjoyed in the least. It reminds me of a bad barleywine ale (I'm looking at you dog fish head). Not a gagger, but certainly not what you'd expect from Lagunitas. Disappointing.

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Photo of B_B
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jesterr44
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, but not as good as Hop Stoopid. I know they're slightly different styles, but I'm still going to compare Lagunitas brews.

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shmizzen
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ahommell
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very malty profile. Nice hop nose, but seems a little heavy and almost cloying. Needs more attenuation and bitterness for me to be a fan. It's a decent big beer.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This has that classic Lagunitas hop nose and taste. Citrusy, piney, and tropical fruits all over the place. It seems most folks either dig that or hate it. I like it, but it makes for a tough classification for this beer.

It is certainly not a typical brown ale. Sure, there are some malty notes in there that are brown ale-ish. But the hop profile dominates this beer like most of Lagunitas stuff. This is like a brown ipa, honestly.

If you like Lagunitas other offerings, then don't miss this one. If you tend to be disappointed with Lagunitas stuff, then I'd say pass on this one.

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Photo of Grupatre
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of joe12pk
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougT
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown in color with an inch of creamy and dense brown head. The head subsides as you drink it and relatively quick, but there's some nice heavy lacing left behind. I smell caramel malt and piney hops. The taste is very malt forward with notes of caramel and dark bread. I'm getting that signature piney hop note at the back of the palate. It finishes with that signature sweet Lagunitas yeast. The mouth is dry and smooth.

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Photo of uncleotis
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice enough but nothing extraordinary, Nice touch of cocoa on top of the brown ale base....a little bit of nuts...a little too much citrus.....does everything have to be hopped to the tilt?

Bought this because the price was reasonable and this is a reasonable beer. Won't buy again but nothing terrible about it other than being overhopped for the style....I love IPA's but when I buy something based off a brown ale described as a malty robust ale I expect more malt impression than hop impression. At best this is 50-50 with a lean toward the hops..

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Photo of y2jrock60
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zshaft
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark Amber with thin head that lingers. very clean with no floaties. nose seems to be light floral and perfume with light caramel or toffee. up front some grapefruit and floral but somewhat astringent. maybe. followed quickly by nice sweetness and some earthy hops but also getting caramel and light nutty tones in the background. this is followed by citrus flavors quickly and finishes rather dry. overall this beer does not resemble a brown ale to me but rather more on par with a strong ale. the mid palate floats around with hops and malt giving this beer that nice complexity I get with strong ales. the hoppy punch at the end is nice and one again lagunitas does it right. brown ale maybe not. but for me a good solid beer.

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Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,645 ratings
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