Cool_Bond (1329) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good aromas of tropical fruit and sweetness. The taste is more bitter I still and quite dry. Not what I thought of this beer. Long aftertaste. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, deep amber with a somewhat creamy light-tanned head. Awesome malty sweet aroma with some dark dried fruity notes. Loads of caramel and toffee. Taste has a very subtle toasted profile. Very malty but still rather balanced, as a light bitterness rounds it of. Close to full bodied and medium cabonation.
Chad9976 (1162) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. There was a bottling code, but I couldnít decipher it. I was given this bottle at #BBC13.
Appearance: Seemingly a murky brown shade, but actually a beautiful ruby red color when examined closely. Forms a small, white, soapy head which retains and laces rather well.
Smell: Clean, floral-like aroma with a hint of cocoa powder.
Taste: As Iíve stated many times, I enjoy beers that blur the lines between styles. Though, simply being creative doesnít equate to a great beer. Thatís kind of how I feel about Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale, since itís intended to be a hybrid between a red and a brown ale, but the net result is just plain good rather than amazing.
Since this is a Californian beer, itís no surprise that thereís a strong hoppy presence to this palette. Red ales tend to be dry and bitter, but this one opts more for a flowery hop presence than anything else. The label indicates itís only 59 IBUs, but it definitely tastes stronger than that. Thereís a light sweetness through the middle of the palette, but itís not a taste I would associate with a brown ale. Instead of a confectionery character, itís close to that of an amber or pale ale with its malt base. Thereís additional bitterness on the finish, followed by a slightly tangy flavor. While the overall taste to this beer is good, itís not quite as special as Iíd expect or prefer in a limited release brew.
Drinkability: Technically a big beer at 7.85% ABV, Lagunitas WTF Ale is not a challenge to drink or intimidating in any way. It has the crisp, well-carbonated mouthfeel of a pale ale, but the smoothness of a brown ale. Though noticeably bitter, the hops only linger momentarily and eventually fade away clean. This beer is probably best enjoyed with a meal like steak and sweet potatoes (like we had at #BBC13), though a single serving is fine on its own.
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big citrusy nose with hints of roast malt, pours deep amber with generous head and lacing, mostly citrus hop flavor with a slight roast malt backbone, nice body and mouthfeel, not a beer Iíd like a lot of, but pretty solid.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown / Dark Red Color, Huge Foamy Head, Lots Of Lacing. Strong Pine Aroma.Taste: Strong Pine, Hoppy, Sweet Toasted Malt. Medium Body. Well hidden high ABV. Hoppy, you know it is West Coast. Nice. Recommended.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a red-brown with a creamy off-white head that settled to a ring and left good lace. Aroma and flavor found caramel malts, nut, and light pine. Medium body, light bitterness, and a malt aftertaste.
jbrana (433) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy on the front end with flavors of citrus and pine and a slightly metally note. The hops are well balanced with roasty, rich, malt flavors with hints of caramel and coffee.
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear and brown with some frothy tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with strong prune and raisin notes. Taste is incredibly sweet and smooth with again a plethora of prunes. I also get some slight hops but they are completely overshadowed by the sweet character of this beer. Lagunitas has yet to disappoint.
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a small off white good lacing head. Caramel, toffee, fruity hops, nuts, rye bread, late grain notes, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Bitter and dry finish.
freeofthoughts (651) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice deep brown with cream colored head. Lagunitas aroma of hops and yeast. Nice chocolatey smooth grain with a nice hearty nature. Finished drying with an earthy flower lagunitas hop flavor, that familiar nature that runs through all theirs. Very drinkable goes down to easy cold. Very solid Brown ale.