Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
3.88/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Lagunitas' take on the amber/red ale style pours a rusty red to brownish color, a little hazy and with ample carbonation to start. My initial pour yield nearly an entire glass of off-white to light tan foam that quickly settled down. Nice lacing as per most Lagunitas beers I've had. Aroma was malt forward and fruity ... Caramel creme, biscuits, sultanas, some grass and lemon. One of the more complex and nuanced red ales I've had, plumb this one for different flavors although the complexity does not detract from the drinkability. You can dissect this beer or you can just knock a few back and be content either way. Ginger snap cookies, graham crackers, and dry biscuits, red grapes, orange and lime hop flavors, powdered sugar, some other sort of fruity but floral note (plums? almonds?) ... All reveal themselves but no one flavor overpowers or dominates. Some light brown sugar character is the backbone, with a semi-dry finish of unripe pears, hop bitterness, and metal that might be a little coarse. Alcohol blooms as you go and this is high ABV for the style, a nice touch. Quite a lot of diacetyl character but this is a positive for me, with hopping like a pale ale and a nice balance between mainstream appeal and nuance for someone who wants to go slow.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 03:05:44 | More by CalgaryFMC
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3.64/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tasted On: 07-07-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Gift from a friend
A: Beer is clear and copper in color, with a big head of offwhite. Shows very good head retention and a nice lace.
S: Aromas are malty — crystal and caramel malts, plus wheat bread. Smells like when I am steeping grain
T: The taste is semi-sweet from the malts, but there is also a dose of earthy/woody hops to add a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: Body is medium and the beer finishes with a balance of both hop bitterness and caramel malt notes.
O: Nothing too flashy here, but a good, balanced ale.
Thanks to Kirk for sharing!
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 03:45:18 | More by sommersb
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