Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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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4.28/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Formally "the Kronik", this Amber Ale is poured from a 12oz. stub bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A - marketed as a "Rich Copper Ale", and there is truth in the marketing; penny red-orange, hardly any carbonation and a finger & 1/2 of fluffy cream head. Head retention is excellent with beautiful lacing all the way down.
S - rich caramel malts, toasted marshmallow, pine, and very light hops.
T - translates from the aroma well; not sharp at all; rich but not decadent.
M - smooth and creamy; very drinkable; a good session beer.
O - great beer, and one of my favorites of the style. A go-to during the week, and a great paring beer for many styles of cooking.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 23:04:48 | More by levineju
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