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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

As a note, I purposefully left this beer in the cellar for a while to bring out the malt and subdue any hoppy character, and I'm definitely happy with the results.

Appearance: Pours ruby/dark brown is soda pop consistency off white head.

Smell: Smells of chocolate, dark fruits and some sweet malts. After a bit of warming, the bready flavors come out along with some toffee and light alcohol flavors.

Taste: Same chocolate and fruit flavors with bigger toffee flavors than the nose would lead you to believe. Nice biscuity malt flavors with hints of raisins and a slight hoppy background. Overall nice even though there are some alcohol undercurrents coming out.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a relatively crisp finish.

Drinkability: Pretty decent and different offering from Lagunitas. I dig the subtle background flavors and the higher alcohol really doesn't detract from the drinkability, although don't confuse this with a more classic brown.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured deep mahogany with a big two finger head that fell but stuck around as skim for the entire drink.

S: Mild citrus hops jump out at me along with caramel sweetness and dark fruit. A brown ale air exudes itself in the background.

T: Great bitterness from herbal hops swings to dark fruits and more caramel notes. Malts hideout for the most part but there are some raisin bread flavors at work in the background. Finishes a mild bitterness thats clean.

M: Thinner but not thin. Has an apple juice quality to it.

O: Interesting brew. Mildly everything. Like a red, brown, pale ale. Pretty enjoyable but sharing the bomber was enough for me.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had this one on tap at the greatest beer bar on planet earth; The Porter in Atlanta. They served it up in a Lagunitas pint glass that looked a lot like a big mouthed jelly jar. The body is dark brown, deep and rich with a creamy off white head that never lets go.
The aroma is strong and malty with molasses, raisins, maybe a hint of booze and spicy hops.
The flavor is all grapefruit and citrus sizzle and not much malt whatsoever. The nose apparently told a fib. There's not much balance here at all.
The body is light and the carbonation high.
Overall I found it rather underwhelming, considering the brewery it came from, I expected a lot better. I won't be trying this again but it won't stop me from enthusiastically consuming any other Lagunitas brews.

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Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,657 ratings
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