I went East (specifically New Jersey), and if there’s one thing I enjoy about going East, it’s trying beers that haven’t made it to Iowa yet.
One of these I had the chance to try is Lagunitas Brewing Company‘s Wilco Tango Foxtrot. On the label it says “We’re not in the black, we’re not in the red. Does that mean we’re in the brown?”
It seems to be a stonger brown ale/red ale (it’s listed as 7.83%). Right off the bat, it smells like coffee and chocolate. The color is darker than a red, yet lighter than a brown. It tastes like roasted malt, and has a nice strong malt flavor. Because of the strength, it leaves a slight alcohol flavor with a little bit of warming. The hop finish leaves a bit of slight citrus and herbal flavor. It was a nice beer that would be great in colder times.
Have you tried Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Wilco Tango Foxtrot? What did you think?