Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Wilco Tango FoxtrotWilco Tango Foxtrot
2,645 Ratings
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: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark, dark brown. Very dark copper. Decent lacing.

S: Dark malts. Mulch. Slight candy-like tones.

T: Very similar to the nose. Strong malt presence. Basically a brown ale on steroids. Very strong flavors.

M: Pretty close to a full mouthfeel, just not quite there. Very pleasant aftertaste.

O: Another regular style pumped up to the max by Lagunitas. Would like to see this in six packs. Would buy again!

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle (bottled on date: March 5, 2012...Julian calender date of 065) into an oversized red wine glass (i.e. goblet).

A- Pours a beautiful deep, ruby red with a mere 1/2-finger's worth of an off-white, soapy head which dissipates rather quickly. However, this beer does not lack in carbonation as there is a substantial amount streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

S- Really interesting and complex. Immediately, my first impression is 'chocolate covered citrus.' Orange and tangerine mixed with chocolate and hints of roasted malt. Once the head subsides to a faint slick, I get aromas of honey and mild spice which halo the citrus.

T- Palate is dominated with citrus hop flavor. Orange and tangerine up front followed by a dry and slightly tacky grapefruit rind finish. Despite getting some roast/chocolate notes in the nose, the malt (and alcohol) is undetectable.

M- Very smooth and fluffy texture. Although the beer is much lighter in the mouth than anticipated, the appearance didn't lie and there is more than adequate carbonation to titivate the palate.

O- The previous and mostly pedestrian reviews of this offering do not do WTF justice. Although the nose is not the 'hop bomb' that people expect from Lagunitas, one taste will remind you that this beer could have come from only one brewery...pronounced, Lah-Goo-Knee-Tuss.

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

pours out a rich clear garnet/brown color with ruby highlights. Nice two fingered head with a very light tan and is fluffy. Retention is good as it has some sticky lacing to the glass.

The aroma is not a strong as expected. But, it does meet the standard for the style. As the bottle says, you get a good amount of malt that hits the nose. Caramel and little alcoholic sweetness. The hops are there. Not in your face like most of Lagunita's brews are. But, there is that distinctive west coast floral and pine hops that comes out lightly in this Ale.

Sweet malt hits the palate at first. Sour bread and caramel malts are quite prevalent. Hops much more citrus than bitter pine, yet both flavors can be detected.

Goes down easy with a medium lightly carbonated body. The finish is semi-dry with a lingering toasted malt.

I'm sure the guys at Lagunita's just wanted to make a big malty beer for once with the same kind of kick, but not in you face hops. And since there is a range of ways to brew an American Strong Ale, I will not hold it against them. I am happy to have picked up a bomber of this ale.

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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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