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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma here is loaded with toffee, spicy biscuit, alcohol, and a noticeable floral hoppiness hiding behind it all.

Pours a clear, deep red in my glass with an impressive rocky head to it. Good lacing, too.

Taste is pretty interesting. Certainly a malt forward beer, it leads off with a good deal of sweet toffee malt along with a spicy biscuit malt note that's honestly hard to pin down, and a floral note as well. Regardless, at the end the smallest roasted note perks through with a small medicinal hop bitterness that helps close it out.

All in all a good beer. Lagunitas certainly is a fan of the strong ales, and it's clear to me that they do them well.

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

Amber leaning towards chocolate brown with rimming lacey taupe head. Chocolate and treacle on the nose.
Molasses, brown sugar and kola – some hefty malts – with slight herbal cough drop hops.
Christmas cake ending and tight linger. Medium, chewy and gooey.

65 IBUs – where?! This is a malt bomb. Given this is a spring seasonal, I have to wonder how old this bottle is. Not up to Lagunitas standards, anyway.

2nd tasting: I knew that there was more going on here - big pineapple and oily tangerine skin on the nose is repeated in the body (house style hops, I'm thinking) with lemon sorbet finish and tangerine rind tight linger. And that's in mid-August, so at least 3 months on it. Still not sure I get the full 65, but that could be down to the still-considerable sweetness, though hops lift this to reveal lighter toasty notes. And perhaps the quietest 8% I've ever not tasted. Bumping it up to 4s all around, deservedly.

As a side note, body is lighter, too - hasn't thickened up yet? - making me wonder why this isn't in as an American Brown.

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

Poured from bomber into Sam Adams tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep amber color with thin fluffy head that laced the sides of the glass.

Smell: Mostly malts with a hint of hops. Sweet caramel, fragrant and fresh.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Malts come through strong with a slight hoppiness, a nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and fresh.

Overall: Another great beer from Lagunitas and one I will enjoy again as soon as I can find more or they brew it again.

And how can you not enjoy the name! WTF!

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

Bomber enjoyed in a leffe glass

A: Deep amber brown with a ruby hue and a small beige head. Surprisingly clear.

S: Brown sugar, toffee, gingerbread biscuits, a little pine and some orange juice.

T: This beer is really deliciously balanced. There's a really bold over caramelised sweetness thats countered by a peppery spice and hop bitterness. Yum

M: The carbonation level and body really add to this beer. Beers like this can sometimes be too full and sticky, but as stated, they too contribute to the overall balance.

O: Solid beer from a solid brewery. This is one of those beers that I wish was available everywhere in 6-packs.

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Wilco Tango Foxtrot from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,610 ratings.
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