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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Photo of kk73
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

Poured from their bomber...

Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of khaki head, color is a translucent dark copper amber, leaves some very nice lacing.

Smell - Dark fruits, dark toffee, faint chocolate, roasted malts, spicy hops, citrus peels. Really smells nice.

Taste - Roasted malts, hints of citrus peel, big grassy & spicy hops, ginger, white pepper, touch of dark fruits. All of these flavors are balanced perfectly, with a burnt toffee backbone. Spicy and grassy hop bitterness lingers between sips.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, an almost crealy silkiness, medium but smooth carb combines nicely with the grassy hops and spice to provide some nice edges during the sip.

Overall - What an interesting mix of flavors! The balance and complexity here are really nice. Has flavors from multiple styles here, and it works so well. Unique, and very tasty. Go out of your way to give this one a try. It says 59 IBU's, but it truly tastes like more.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a dark brown color with a rather small tan head.

The aroma was sweet caramel and dark fruit.

It had a caramel and brown sugar taste. Also some raisin and a sweeter fruit.

This was a medium-bodied, malt-forward beer.

Good beer, would buy this again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of neophilus
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Reddish-brown beer, very clear. Foamy cream colored head on top lasts for a while in a tulip glass.

There is an intense malty sweet aroma up front. As the beer warms dark fruit scents start to emerge. I get a rich fruit aroma that reminds me strongly of blackberries.

The first sip brings some stiff bittering from the hops. It kind of smothers the malty tones underneath. Again after some warming, and another few sips the palate starts to balance out with the hops and the true flavors emerge.

Juicy, dark fruit flavors take center stage. It floats somewhere between the floral, fruity hop aroma and the sweet malt body. The hops finally take a back seat and the flavor becomes sweet and fruity.

Somehow the rich fruitiness disappears in the aftertaste, which leaves a thin, dry yet clean sensation. Quite amazing how fast the beer went from hoppy bitterness to rich fruitiness, to a clean dry finish.

I really enjoyed the depth of flavor and aroma. I wasn't expecting such intense dark fruit flavor from this brown beer. The body finished a little bit thin and dry however, I think a richer mouthfeel and more significant body would really compliment this extremely tasty brew.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brownish color with great pillows of tan foam capping this one. Lace clings to walls of glass all the way down.

S: Smell is of intense hops,big and pines thick with malts and some citrus fruit.

T: Taste is nothing short of OMG amazing,thick hoppy flavors mix within the sweet saltiness and balance this out perfectly.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth almost masking the 7.8 ABV. Lots of rich characteristics in this to enjoy.enjoyment __

O: Overall a really fantastic release from Lagunitas once again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a sifter.

A- Pours a deep purplish amber with a thin white head and mild light penetration.

S- Smells strongly of sweet fruits and berries with a slight spiciness. There is a mild scent of alcohol as well.

T- Strong taste of sweet and sour grapes. Very sweet and fruity with very subtle hop and malt undertones.

M- Very smooth and similar to wine with mild carbonation.

O- A very drinkable and flavorful fruity strong ale. Great for when your sitting around having a lazy day or out enjoying a night on the town. I could see this going great with a cigar, sitting out on your back porch looking out into the horizon. A very delicious strong sophisticated beer.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,605 ratings.
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