Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Wilco Tango FoxtrotWilco Tango Foxtrot
BA SCORE
79.8%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 2,629 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:
#5,718
Reviews:
858
Ratings:
2,629
Liked:
2,099
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
10.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
242
Trade:
0
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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Agree 100% with Claspada

Pours a dark amber color, nearing brown/mahogany with a fairly large off-white head that leaves some ample lacing.

Aromas begin with some piney and floral hops. Then you get a fair amount of nuttiness along with a subdued caramel sweetness in the background.

The tastes begin with bready malts, hinting at toasted grains and with dark caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Adequate hop character of resiny pine and fruity citrus. As it warms you get notes of chocolate powder.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Malty, sweet finish, though there's a bit of bitterness that outlasts the sweetness in the aftertaste.

Overall this is a very good beer from Lagunitas. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it after the first few sips, but it certainly grew on me.

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

22 ounce bottle served in a Unibroue snifter.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep mahogany color with an off-white head that has moderate size and retention. Numerous spots of lacing are left on the glass.

Smell: Clearly loaded with both roasted malts and hops, with piney-fruity-herbal hops dominate. Slight booziness apropos the ABV.

Taste: A good bit of sweetness from the malts hits the tongue first, but this quickly turns mildly bitter and remains so all through the aftertaste. Some sweetness lasting into the finish, nonetheless. Slight earthy, but a bit more fruity with hints of dried apricots. Overall, a nice, rich and complex flavor. [4.25]

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Slight dryness in the finish. The aroma (more than a bit similar to an aged Hopslam) led me to expect a solid hop/alcohol bite on my tongue, but this was not the case with this rather easy-to-drink brew.

Overall: A satisfying and tasty brew. If you think you'd like a brown or red ale/IPA crossover, you'll probably like this beer.

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

1 pt 6 fl oz out of the Frugle's in South Kackalacki.

A- Dark brown with reddish tints. Fluffy head that dissipates slowly to a thin lace that hangs on the glass.

S- At first, it smelled a touch sour. Nutty, malty. Dark fruit and fig like. Some sweet vanilla on the back end.

T- More of the same as the smell, without the initial sourness. Alcohol is behind the scenes but present. Malty and strangely bitter.

M - Light on the carbonation, carbo is more present on the front end, more syrupy and heavy on the back.

O - absolutely enjoyable, best enjoyed with a heavy meal and as a first beverage. Unless you are looking for an end of the night knock out. This will work for that as well.

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

Pours a dark amber color, nearing brown/mahogany with a fairly large off-white head that leaves some ample lacing.

Aromas begin with some piney and floral hops. Then you get a fair amount of nuttiness along with a subdued caramel sweetness in the background.

The tastes begin with bready malts, hinting at toasted grains and with dark caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Adequate hop character of resiny pine and fruity citrus. As it warms you get notes of chocolate powder.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Malty, sweet finish, though there's a bit of bitterness that outlasts the sweetness in the aftertaste.

Overall this is a very good beer from Lagunitas. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it after the first few sips, but it certainly grew on me. I enjoyed this slighly more than the Undercover Shutdown as that was a bit too bitter and biting because of the higher ABV.

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Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.8% out of 100 with 2,629 ratings
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