Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot

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“Wilco” isn’t actually the phonetic alphabet  but I imagine that they needed to avoid “Whiskey” so that they wasn’t any confusion about the contents of this big brown ale.   They call it “malty” but that doesn’t translate to “sweet” as it so often does.  This is a hoppy, bitter brew, and the predominant flavors in the middle are of oak and alcohol and a hint of citrus rind, with the malted sugars coming only coming through in the finish.  I’m not usually a big fan of brown ales, but I’m definitely a fan of hoppy ales, so I liked this one better than most, though it could have used a bit more complexity in my opinion.

I give it a 3.6 out of 5.

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