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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,088
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 102 | 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:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002)
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Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle was purchased at the Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA during a recent beer haul.

Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Signature glass

A - Beer pours a semi-translucent, golden amber color. A half to three-quarters finger head that fades to a raged skim. Decent lacing left after sampling.

S - A faint malt aroma. Underwhelming.

T - A malt forward, moderately hoppy beer. A mix of various flavors that include a caramel-like sweetness, pine and a grassy/earthy taste. Very easy drinking. The ABV isn't noticeable.

M - Moderate carbonation. Medium consistency.

O - I'm a huge fan of Lagunitas but this beer just didn't do it for me. It's not that it isn't good, its just that it's a bit of a let-down . Lagunitas' Sucks was a top-5 beer for me last year but this pales in comparison, even though it's a different style. This is the first beer from them that I haven't raved about in my reviews.


Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 20:24:26 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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The nose is a malt bomb. Molasses, maple, tea leaves, even prune, date and raisin all come to the surface.

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A: As promised it pours a coppery amber. A little agitation produces a bit of head that fades quickly.

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