Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,508
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 54
Gots: 316 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

35 IBU
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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a six-pack at my local Trig's grocer. No bottled on date, but the fact that I pulled this one out of a box that had just arrived and was awaiting placement is a pretty good indication that this is fresh. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a deep amber with about a half-inch of off-white head that sticks around for a bit, falls to a healthy film, and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Crystal-clear, with a moderate level of visible carbonation.

S: Sweet caramel malts define this bouquet. There's a bit of a cider quality, as well. Some more subtle toasty malts, as well as some other earthy notes in the mix.

T: Sweet caramel malts, along with some toasty malts right out of the gate. Nice malt profile, in general, on this one. Again, I'm getting a bit of a cider flavor from this. The middle sees the introduction of some earthy tones, along with a touch of raisin and cracked pepper. There's a tart that builds in the middle and continues into the back end. The close has more of that nice balance of malts, with the addition of a nice resinous hop presence--not overtly bitter or overpowering, but providing some balance.

F: Medium-bodied, crisp, a bit creamy in the middle, and quite clean-finishing, though there is a bit of tart/bitter from the hops that lingers on the palate. This one has a very nice level of carbonation.

O: This is a tasty amber from Lagunitas. If you're expecting some of that familiar Lagunitas hop profile and taste, this one might disappoint a little. This is a very malt-forward beer, but the hops do provide a nice balance. While this isn't one of my favorite offerings from the brewery, I would probably come back to this one again.

Photo of torrenju
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not very good... 'Nuff said

Photo of BTXFORM
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very drinkable. Best looking, period. No after taste at all so makes excellent choice for any meal. Great mouth feel. Stays stocked in the frige.

Photo of christacohrs
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not as good as other lagunita's beers

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This looks perfect, it's how a beer should pour. Great two finger head on pour that lasts and has great lace. Golden copper color with nice carbonation. Very inviting. Not a lot in the smell but it there just not complex, one note. Taste is straight forward nice balance of hops and malt. Not overpowering, light bitter and sweetness. Very smooth with great mouthfeel. Right amount of carbonation and nothing that tires the pallet. This could be a session ale for me, good price for the enjoyment and drink-ability of the beer.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours ruby chestnut under a 3” finely bubbled white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: malt and fruit aromas
T: Starts with sweet malt, a trace of cola, fruit and then finishes crisp and dry.
F: Medium body, medium low carbonation.
O: A very drinkable American Amber/Red Ale.

Photo of YouMeUs13
2.17/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Has a dry taste and feel... was hoping some much more from this beer

Photo of mmesce2
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on tap in a Lagunitas custom "mason jar" glass. Great color, medium head. Taste is malty and rich on the front end, but finishes a bit hoppy and citrus on the end. Overall, a really good beer. This is what is expected from Lagunitas, though.

Photo of ARoman
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap, poured into a sampler. The aroma is a mellow honey, roasted malts, and a defined grass combination. The beer is a deep, rich, clear caramel copper color with a dense and fuzzy, off white head that retains and laces a generous amount. The taste is a balanced medium bitter and sweet. The beer is oily in texture and has a fuzzy carbonation. The medium light body contains flavors of bread crust, grapefruit and oranges, as well as a pine freshness and finishes with roasted grains and light citrus. The aftertaste is roasted grains, bread crust, and bitter citrus.

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

six pack from Winter Haven ABC - good, but I was a little disappointed after all the hype.

Photo of NerveStorm
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A very fine carbonation and a little bitter, somewhat oily feel not very complex and a little overpowering bitter at the finish. Overall an average result that I won't rush to duplicate.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - 3.75 - Poured a medium/dark copper, caramel amber color. Formed about a finger of quickly dissipating, yellow-tinged white head. Medium/low head potential, low head retention. No lacing.
S - 3.5 - Simple. Little bits of malt and hops and an earthiness such as fresh rain water.
T - 3.5 - Once again, simple. Lightly sweet and balanced malt and hops. Ends on an ever so slight bitter finish.
F - 4.75 - Really excellent mouthfeel on this. Very oily and a bit creamy. Goes down quite smooth.
O - 3.5 - Simplicity is the theme here. It isn't anything to write home about, nor sip slow and savor. This is a session beer. This is a good food pairing, yard work and shower beer. As it stands, I would have liked either a little more malt or a little more bitterness, but it does its job nonetheless as a standard, basic amber ale. Definitely better than many I've had.

Photo of Czequershuus
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What is not to love about this beer? I love the description as a rich copper ale, because is is gloriously rich for such a simple beer. Easy to overlook, but this just has everything that is great about amber ales.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Harvest Market
Deep copper color rich caramel light sulfur. Big sweet caramel maltiness with little to counter. Needs more hops imho.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice copper color with an off-white head but a huge amount of floating chunks of yeast. Not at all appealing.
Aroma is big on toffee and caramel notes.
Tastes pretty good. Biscuits and toffee with a nice bitter bite at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium and fairly well carbonated.
Not bad but the floaties were not pleasant. Won't buy again.

Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally got to try this one after having the whole line-up mutiple times over. It is a great copper ale well balanced with just the right amount of bitterness.

Photo of melstein
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its look is definitely copper and the taste has a pretty smooth yet a little bitter taste. But the taste isn't super flavorful. Its an okay beer for this brewery. They have a lot better beers.

Photo of Tilly
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely a copper color. Very little head which is a khaki froth. Smells like carmal, malt, some floral, just atiuch of citrus. Tastes if malt, pine and of course, orange. Mouth feel is carbonated with a real nice back of the tongue bitterness. Dry. Not a bad beer.

Photo of Jonoesh5
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: A true, deep copper body that sat somewhere between translucent and opaque. Residual off-white head. I notice some yeast suspension as well.

Smell: Fruit punch aroma, sweet, sugary. An interesting vanilla aroma came in towards the end.

Taste: Strikes a nice balance between bready malts and citrusy hops. Orange peel and caramel notes added a wonderful depth to the profile. As with other Lagunitas brews, this beer favors hops over malts, but not as heavily as their IPA or Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale.

Feel: Lightly carbonated and bitter, but not dry

Overall: After reading other reviews, I wasn't expecting very much from this brew, but was pleasantly surprised! A little too sweet for my taste, but combined with a malt complexion, Censored has enough going for it to help round out the hoppy character. One of my new favorite Ambers!

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

As ambers/reds are my favorite style, I had to give this a try. It's not bad and you can taste the higher alcohol content versus a beer of the same type like Avalanche or Fat Tire, but this beer is wonderful on the palate.

Photo of rynej23
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

meh, its so so. pretty bland

Photo of Rootscipio
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smelled and tasted like alcoholic apple juice.

Photo of johnnye1981
2.69/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a very good beer when compared to others from lagunitas

Photo of moundbz
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid, growing bitter thru-out and smooth

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one really nice ale.

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