Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
2,606
Reviews:
850
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
230
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,606 |  Reviews: 850
Photo of Keeling
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

L: Pour is reddish mahogany in color... Two fingers of thick off white head with sticky lacing.

S: Malts and old time candies... sugar and spice and hops that are nice.

T/F: Malty and rich... caramel and toffee. Slightly nutty and earthy... mild hop profile for a Lagunitas beer but still with a good bitter finish. Sticky in mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O: A hop forward brown ale and always a favorite seasonal release from Lagunitas. Maybe my tastebuds have changed but I recall enjoying years past a bit more than the current specimen. Either way a very solid beer.

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Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kalosjakar
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Brown with a bit of clarity to it. Great lacing

Aroma: malt, some hops, spice?

Taste: slightly sweet with some good hop bite. Earthy finish.

Feel: thin, i was hoping for a bit more body, lightly carbonated.

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Photo of ricke49
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anyone expecting an "American Brown Ale" is going to be surprised. I had just had a Sierra Nevada Tumbler the day before. This beer and Tumbler don't belong in the same category. This is more like a moderately boozy American strong ale. And it's a great creation at its attractive price, as Lagunitas is well known for. Malty, strong, memorable aftertaste (sweet, with a definite hop bite, and boozy). Great $4-$5 drunk.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, Garnet Red with a two-finger, fluffy, off-white head. A very nice lacing.
Smells of chocolate cherries and malt. Hop funk also present.
Taste of robust malt with bitter hop. The hop continues to resonate up the nose and down the throat. Also a slight funk.
The feel is a very aggressive and active feel. Just enough malt to also bring in that smoothing effect. Actually getting better with slight warming.
Nice job Lagunitas.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerMe8
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with tan head that clings and lasts. Aroma is pungent - more so than expected for the style with a hop presence that's more like a strong ale. Flavor is similarly hoppy. Not bad, and pretty smooth as is usually the case with this brewer, but not what I want for this style. The malts are there in the background, just unbalanced. Finish is lingering bitter.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of constantine_272
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Qbdoo
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice dark amber. Aroma is a balance of sweet caramel malts and citrusy hops. Taste is pretty much the same. There's a bit of toffee and brown sugar, though the finish is pretty dry despite the sweetness of the malt. Medium body. Darn good brown ale that tastes to me more like a strong ale. Great fall beer.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wuthrichj15
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,606 ratings.
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