Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
2,605
Reviews:
850
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
231
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,605 |  Reviews: 850
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark clear dark brown body, with orange highlights, a middle tan head, with lots of lacing, full and sticky.

S - Lots of strong hop notes, pine and grapefruit, with a hint of pith.

T - Follows the nose, with full hop front, pine and citrus, a middle of strong malty character, caramel, and a grapefruit pith close.

M - Good carbonation, bright, very mild close.

O - Superb brown, with full hops, lovely malt notes. Too light to be a black ale, this still reflects most of the same elements, combining the hop and malt nicely.

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Photo of trickynicky
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richter525
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company. Split with @nicholas2121 and poured into a pint glass, this beer's head is three fingers thick, with solid lacing, and a clear, deep brownish amber body.

I smell quite a bit of hops. Along with caramelized malts and hearty grains.

Tastes like those hops, which aren't normally this pronounced in brown ale. This added bitterness mixes really well with the brown ale elements going on in this beer and makes it very enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation.

I'll give Wilco Tango Foxtrot | Lagunitas Brewing Company an overall 4.5. Pick this up when you're in the mood for a hoppy brown ale.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear, brownish amber with a thick, fluffy khaki head.

S: Mild aromas of caramel, cocoa, cream, biscuit, and citrus are present on the nose.

T: Turbulent notes of coffee, cream, cocoa, biscuit, caramel, and vanilla bean mingle with notes of orange, lemon, lime, pine, and herbs on the entry. The finish is slick, resinous, and bitter, offering lingering traces of cream, cocoa, coffee, herbs, and citrus.

M: Much slighter in body than i was expecting, the feeling in the mouth is simultaneously slick and airy. Carbonation is active, but very delicate. Alcohol presence is noticeable, but not particularly distracting. This ale does not feel quite as heavy as it actually is.

O: I rather like this ale. It is very good, yet with a few minor tweaks it could be great. If the body were slightly heavier and more solid, this beer would feel tighter and more substantial in the mouth.

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Photo of slipperysoup
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wilco Tango Foxtrot brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company, with an ABV of 7.85% This brew pours out a nice deep brown color with a nice off white head. I really like the color of this brown ale. The smell of Wilco Tango Foxtrot is rich with hops at first then roasted grians and malts. I like how this brown ale has hops in the beginning then the roasted grians and malts. This is a very unique brew for it's style. Now for the taste, it is rich with flavors. You first pick up on the bitterness of hops. Then you pick up on the rich smoothness of roasted grians and malts. There is a lot going on in Wilco Tango Foxtrot. This is a great fine drinking brew. The mouth feel of Wilco Tango Foxtrot, is Bold, Rich, Hoppy, Smooth and Refreshing. It is really hard to pick up on the 7.85% ABV in this Brown Ale, it is just that smooth. Overall I'm giving Wilco Tango Foxtrot a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this American Brow Ale again. Lagunitas Brewing Company, did a great job with this one. If you are looking for good darker brew , look this one up.

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Photo of jooler
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCHritz
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sleuthy
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrennenTallman
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

dont really like malty beers but this one was good. i gave it a low rating on smell based upon i hate the malt forward smell. but liked this beer. tried it because it was a limited release and i was not disappointed.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a large sniffer.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a crimson brown color with slight vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel, nutty, caramel, biscuity, toasted, doughy, slightly chocolate, and some citrus in there too.

Taste: More malt forward than hop flavor, but that is expected. Some citrus and orange notes in there. Some chewiness and light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and light bitterness.

Overall: Another enjoyable Imperial brown ale. Tasty and little hint of alcohol too. Great for a September night of baseball.

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Photo of zac16125
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates


A: Pours a dark amber with ruby hues when help to light. A large slightly off white head builds then dissipates very slowing tons of lacing. 4.5

S: Its quite malty, almost smoky/ashy, fairly big sweetness with burnt sugar and caramel/toffee, subtle green apple, an almost floral hop character. Very nice. 4.25

T: Taste follows the nose, some bitterness up front followed by a big sweetness on the back end. Burnt candied sugar, caramel/toffee, fair amount of bitterness. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the higher end, ABV is well masked, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: A really nice beer, Lagunitas is remarkable consistent, never disappoints. Also, this is definitely more to style of an American Barleywine, not a brown ale. 4.25

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/12/2016. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color, with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/roast/bready malts; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy and light roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/roast/bready malts; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Very well hidden alcohol with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great American brown ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/roast/bready malts; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Nunya
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has some almost barleywine characteristics, so I find it a bit odd comparing it to standard browns. But if that's the proper characterization, this is a fantastic brown. Dark and viscious with lots of carbonation and a moderate off-white head that lingers but didn't really lace. Smell is malt, malt, wood, peet, malt, and licorice, with hardly any trace of hops. But the flavor presents some hop bitterness and a wee bit of sharp citrus, at least putting up a slight fight against the dark malt, biscuit , oak, and char. Very rich. Feel is medium-thick and silky. Really like this beer.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours clear, dark mahogny colored with a beige, two finger high head.

Nose: Caramel malt, hops and a little bit of coffee.
Taste: Caramel, brown sugar, raisin, citrus, coffee, malt, hops and chocolate.
Mouth: Full, dry body. Bitter ending.

Very well hidden ABV! Great, full body. Very malty and tasty.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keeling
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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