Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale

April 15th, 2013 by in Other Beer Reviews

WTF? Wilco Tango Foxtrot isn’t the proper way to spell WTF in the military alphabet. Well, according to Lagunitas the word “whiskey” isn’t allowed on a beer label; therefore, the name of this beer had to use something other than whiskey.


Lag started brewing this one in 2010 and calls it “a malty, robusty jobless recovery ale”. It was named this because in 2010 the economy was supposed to be recovering, but it wasn’t really recovering. Jobs weren’t being created and many weren’t better off than they were in 2009. They brewed this for the first time: an imperial brown ale.

WTF is brown (as it should be) with reddish highlights and an average-sized white head. Fairly clean scent with an unusually hoppy scent for a brown ale. A light roasted, dark chocolate taste with a bit of bitterness and a touch of hops. The roasted taste lingers for a while. Light carbonation.

Here’s the video description from Lagunitas:

It’s a very balanced beer for an imperial brown ale. Neither the malts nor the hops dominate; both get a chance to bring out their flavors. This would do well as a seasonal at Carthay Circle with the other Lagunitas beers.

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