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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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Photo of kojevergas
2.96/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1 pt 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into N'ice Chouffe stemware in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Bottle acquired at Wades Wine in Westlake Village, California. Cost was $4.49 USD plus tax. Expectations are above average given the brewery.

A: Pours a half finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and awful retention (seven seconds max). Colour is a very dark semitransparent copper.

Sm: Chocolate, caramelized malt, cream, maybe dark plums, and yeast. The plums - or whatever fruit ester that is - are fantastic. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Cream, vanilla, dark malts, hops (unexpected), caramelized malt, and a vague hint of a fruit ester - not plums but something else. Decently balanced, but still something's off. It's built strangely, but it's still enjoyable. Very scattershot and at times seemingly arbitrary.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A biteen thin for the flavours. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Drinkable, but largely unremarkable. I'd maybe try it on draught, but otherwise it's forgettable. A disappointment from Lagunitas.


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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Served from a 22oz bomber into my Darkness snifter.

Pours a very deep red, with beautiful ruby tones when held to light. Produced a two finger, cream colored head that had decent retention and left a bit of lacing. Nice looking brew.

Smell is very much hoppy. Pine and spice notes upfront, with a complex malt profile to back it up. Interesting nose, in a very good way.

The malts come through here more than in the smell. Toffee, caramel, bread flavors dominate, yet somehow the crisp piney/tropical hops stay with you the whole way through. A touch of booze, but barely. Very well balanced for the style.

Smooth. It is a bit heavy, but some great carbonation lightens it up a bit. Not to sweet, even a bit dry in the finish. Very drinkable for an ASA, but it is on the lower end of the ABV range.

Overall WTF is very good beer. WTF is just a really good, stronger, deep flavored ale, that is damn cheap ($4.75 a bomber). More hops than I expected (I never argue with that) but still very well balanced in all areas. I wonder what a year or even two would do to this one...Cheers!

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3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, not quite opaque with some copper tinged highlights. Forms a toasted white head of half a finger that is very thin with low retention, leaving nicely patterned lacing on the glass.

Robust malt character caramel malt with graham crackers, burnt toast and some earthy funk. A touch of sweetness from dark fruit, raisins and grape. Surprisingly bright citrus hop backing which I hear is typical of Lagunitas.

Malts remain robust but lacking any kind of sweetness to balance the hops. Burnt toast, a touch of smoke and some cereal grains, dark fruit notes of figs and wine grapes. Citrus hops come in very bright in contrast to the earthy malts, bitters well on the finish coupled with some acidity from the dark malts. A touch of sweetness likened to brown sugar comes out as the beer warms.

Thin to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Alcohol is hidden but burnt acidity comes with the drying bitterness on the finish. Not sticky at all.

Didn't really have any expectations coming into this but it tastes like a strong ESB using Cascade hops. Some chocolate or crystal malt sweetness would really help this one be more balanced. I did like the hop flavors but this missed the mark.

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4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This pours a very dark brown, with a nice copper tint, and has a thin white head that slowly fades. The head also leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: This beer has a very strong cirtus hop smell that is just amazing. I seem to find this exact smell in a lot of Lagunita's beers, but this one too me is the most odd because of the style.

T: This almost taste like a juice it is so sweet. The hops produce a nice amount of citrus and mixes very well with the sweet malt. I would prefer if the beer was a little less sweet though.

M: This is where I feel the beer lacks a little bit. The beer burns on the back of the throat and makes my mouth feel so full. Just too much carbonation for me.

O: This is a very good quality beer. This beer is perfect on the wallet, which is also a plus too.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A deep clear amber color with a small head that lingers for a long time.

S: A little dull for my liking but has a very strong malt and caramel tone to it.

T: A typical ASA. Bold malt and caramel followed by subtle bitterness and citrus from the hops.

M: Could be a little heavier but the carbonation is perfect.

O: Definitely worth a try.

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

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown in color with a thick khaki head that slowly settles to a finger thick crown on the surface. Lacing is sticky and coats the glass.

S: Caramel and toast, along with piney, grassy hop zest.

T: Hops are more dominant up front. Grapefruit and pine, with some grassy, floral character. Dark fruit, brown sugar, and caramel flavors make up the malt bill. Finish is quite dry and clean, with little alcohol presence shown.

Notes: WTF is a complex brew, with impeccable flavor and medium body. Alcohol is hard to detect, even though it's there. Amazingly drinkable, and for that it could be dangerous. I love this beer, as it is great by itself, and would pair with just about any hearty meal. Venison roast, anyone?

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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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