Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I was better prepared the second time I had Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot, a rich brown ale. It's a really nice looking beer; it’s a dark brown marble with orange and rust tones around the edges and a healthy head that leaves a thick lace. The aroma is a big malt and a big hops. The balance is perfect for the nose. It’s pretty damn well balanced for the tongue, too. The malt is rich and big, right up front. There are caramel and big, bready, pumpernickel, bran muffin kind of rich tones. The hops are strong in the aftertaste. They’re all I tasted at the swallow. But up until that swallow the malt was dominant. Each sip made the next one more inviting. I’ll have this again.