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Lagunitas Brewing Company | Wilco Tango Foxtrot

Wilco Tango Foxtrot
John Amantea

ABV: 7.85% | IBU: 64.20

It’s a shock that it’s already October and fall is officially here. The summer was a blur and it seems like Christmas is already right around the corner. Yet, we’re at that awkward point in the year when it often still feels like summer despite the fact that we can officially say it’s fall and crack open those seasonal brews. So, is it still cool to enjoy a hoppy IPA or crisp, citrusy shandy, or are we resigned to force in those maltier, more robust ales and stouts? There isn’t really a satisfying mix of the two to help bridge the gap. That is until now — Lagunitas Brewing Company has introduced to the world its new Wilco Tango Foxtrot.

Wilco Tango Foxtrot

Consider Wilco Tango Foxtrot the perfect beer for this time of year. It’s an imperial brown ale that effectively ties the balance between the hoppiness of our favorite summertime brews and a palatable, but not overwhelming, malt so prevalent in popular fall seasonals. Wilco Tango Foxtrot also sports a light foamy head and a rich translucent brown color. It’s initially smooth with a chocolate malt flavor more prominent at first but gives way to a tinge of hops on the finish, although there is a discernible underlying hoppiness throughout. While neither the malt nor the hops is particularly overwhelming, neither really stands out either, making it a somewhat confusing drinking experience.

Wilco Tango Foxtrot is available either on tap or in a 22 oz. bottle. We strongly suggest you pick one up soon.

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