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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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We have made this release of our Brewer’s Select Series in time to help you enjoy your holidays. It is a festive combination of malts, Belgian yeast, and cherries. This dark chestnut brew has a nice caramel malt character, a tart cherry fruitiness that carries throughout, and a nice warming finish. As with all of our Brewers’ Select beers, Tango is available in draft at awesome Weyerbacher-supporting bars and restaurants and is made available in 12oz bottles at Weyerbacher’s Visitors Center only. This is a once and done limited release. Tango is the letter “T” in the NATO / phonetic alphabet. Belgian-Style Dark Ale brewed with cherries 9.6% ABV, 21IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1411) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Appearance: deep brown, slightly cloudy, creamy tan head that quickly shrinks. Aroma: prominent maraschino cherries, candi sugar, light molasses and brown sugar, Belgian yeast, a bit of leather and pipe tobacco. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: smooth and slightly yeasty, with a lasting, slightly medicinal cherry kick. Notes: Generally a fine Belgian dark ale, with reasonably hidden alcohol. Cherry notes were slightly syrupy and just a tad medicinal, but was happy to try another creative offering from these guys. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2014, with another bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, cherry, spice and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, cherry, tobacco and light spice with a smooth dry lingering fruity tobacco finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Reddish brown with a tart cherry and tobacco aroma. Like a horse blanket but not advertised as a sour. Dry and dank finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2015
750ml bottle - from the Rare Beer Club.

Best Before 11/07/16.

Appearance: Pours a tawny, leathery brown, just a bit hazy, with a medium-sized, off-white head.

Smell: Deeply bready, with a golden syrup-soaked sweet-smelling quality to it. Pils malt, light cocoa powder, a liberal dusting of finely ground clove. The fruity cherry accent is adjoined to the fruity esters from the Belgian yeast.

Taste: Decidedly sweet tasting toffee-infused richly bready malts with a little chocolate and molasses at the edges. Fruitiness of plum and banana as well as the added tart cherries studded with cloves. The alcohol presence is noticeable, especially once it’s adhered to the spicy, earthy phenolic yeast qualities. It’s this harsh component which carries you across the finish. I find myself immediately grimacing from the toothsome sweetness, then the cherried clove hits and finally the noticeable alcohol. Not graceful one bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A little bit sticky in the mouth.

Overall: Sorry, Tango. This is why I don’t dance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
750ml from Beer of Month club, served in snifter. Faint aroma of sour cherry. Dark cherry color, lightly carbonated. Tart cherry taste leading to somewhat harsh high alcohol bite. Mildly creamy body, sour brief finish. Much better when you’ve let the ale warm a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2174) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 16, 2015
On tap sampler size at Quench! Craft Beer & wine in Silver Spring, MD. Clear, mahogany with a large khaki head and excellent lacing that Aroma of cherries, toffee, raisins and roasted malt. Taste of dark fruit, cherries, chocolate, raisins, caramel and roasted malt. Medium body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5259) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
750ml bottle, split about 3 ways. Poured a dark amber color, some light ruby notes with a off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Let it settle. Aroma was light sweet, roasty notes. Light cherries, solid Belgian notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/14/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, cherries, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, cherries, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly slick/bready, and lightly crisp/prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cherries, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2910) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Decent Belgian beer. I think I was l expecting a sour beer when I had this because of the awesome smell.Aroma was dark malt, Belgian yeast and cherries. Just as the description says. Pour was a nice dark brown with a hint of red with a thin film for a head. Taste was a little muddled. Strong Belgian flavor with heavy malt and yeastiness. Tart cherry keeps it from getting too sweet. Mild carbonation round the beer out. Finish was slightly tart and a little dirty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - DEC 29, 2014
cloudy, deep amber color; cherry aroma with oak and alcohol notes; great Belgian yeats and cherry flavor with dark fruit and caramel notes; fairly bitter; hints of oak and alcohol; bitter with a warm finish

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