Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot

The bottle of Wilco Tango Foxtrot that I tasted for this review sat in my temperature controlled wine fridge for about three months. While I have not tasted it fresh, there were certain parts of the beer that I could tell were vastly different then what a fresh "WTF' would taste like.

Wilco Tango Foxtrot poured a clear, reddish brown color with a two fingered width, off white head. There were tons of small sediment floating around in the body of the beer.
The aroma has a hoppy edge to it, with some malt in there. There is a slight offness to it which might be the only negative thing that came from aging the beer.
The body was smooth, malt based with a little sweetness. There is a little chocolate on the backend before a flood of hops hit the palate. The finish is dry and lingers for a bit, working perfectly with the malty body. The beer left plenty of ringed, hanging lace on the glass.
Overall, this was a beer that I absolutely loved. It is layered, balanced, and very drinkable at the same time. While not aged for a long time, I can tell that the malt base had rounded out and it tasted more like a rich brown ale rather than an imperial brown ale. The chocolate was still there and was a wonderful touch. It is flat out just a fantastic beer from start to finish.

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