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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,228 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 140 | 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 doubledteague:
Photo of doubledteague
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a frosty pint glass.

A- Beautiful dark copper color. Very nice frothy head that dissipates rather quickly leaving a thin slightly gold to a very pale yellow color lacing on top.

S- Smell was a bit hard to come by. Smelled malty, but just couldnt pick up on much more than that.

T- Tasted malty a little bready, slight carmels and hops. maybe, a nice warm earthy flavor through out the immediate taste and after taste. Dont really get much of an alcohol taste which could be dangerous. All around a great taste from the start all the way through the after taste.

M- Medium carbonation to a good full body, not overly filling. Again the abv is pretty well hidden.

O- Just a very nice all around beer. I am a fan of lagunitas. Would absolutely buy a six pack of this and enjoy.

doubledteague, Dec 13, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

Like the bottle says pours a rich copper color with an slightly off white head that sticks around for quite awhile I was also suprised by the higher carbonation level wich I wasn expecting.Wow alot of difeerent melding aromas going on somecaramel and butter toffee with a nice underlying piney hop that made this very delectable on the nose.The taste is big and sweet up front but man do the hops come in to dry this out just enough to make a perfect balance,caramel and roasted nuts turn into pine and grapefruit in the finish.Now this was a joy to drink complex and flavorful,I will buy again in the future.

oberon, Dec 24, 2004
Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

mojohawk21, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%

Appearance – It’s copper all right. The dark brownish-orange coloring looks just like a copper pipe. The head was nice but went down rather quickly. It did leave a little lacing though, so all is well.

Smell – Nice orange rind hops are complimented by floral scents and a light sweetness.

Taste – The hop flavor is sharp yet not over-the-top. It’s a wonderful mix of different types of hop flavors. The pine taste is big as well. It ends very dry and hoppy, but not bitter. This is good stuff.

Mouthfeel – Almost no carbonation and very dry. Not a hint of the 7.7 ABV.

Drinkability – I could easily get trashed on this stuff. It went down extremely well and failed to warn of the rather hefty ABV.

RoyalT, Sep 23, 2003
Photo of jono0101
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +7.2%

npala86, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of MikeSJbeers
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

MikeSJbeers, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of explosivebeer
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%

This beer has a great amber color and is very clear. It has a healthy head, mild aroma, and great initial taste. A solid mouth feel with moderate sweetness and only a hint of hops finishes it nicely. It was much better than other Lagunitas offerings I've tried. I'll definitely have it again.

explosivebeer, Feb 01, 2008
Photo of blackwingedhorde
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

blackwingedhorde, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of JMD71
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. This was my first beer by Lagunitas Brewing Co. & it was a pleasant experience. I found it had a good amount of malty sweetness along with a nice hoppy finish which lent to a well balanced beer. A wonderful copper color, as well. I would definitely buy this beer again, & would also be interested in some of the other Lagunitas beers.

JMD71, Mar 16, 2006
Photo of Dmann
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%

This is one that I have been wanting to try for awhile and I just got around to it. The beer poured a nice burnt orange/copper color with a decent white head that settled into a small layer of head that left great spider web lace down the glass. The smell did not impress that much, with a pretty earthy malt scent and not much else. The taste is quite simple with a great malt profile, not much in the way of hops but the malt is not overly sweet so it tends to balance out. Slight carmel notes in the flavor as well. The mouthfeel is excelent on this one though, very smoothe and crisp and very drinkable. The 7.7% cannot be tasted at all but can for sure be felt so I think this one would make a very good session beer by flavor but the session would not last that long! Good stuff though.

Dmann, Apr 16, 2004
Photo of blackearth
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a bright, clear copper color with no head to speak of. Aroma of bready malts and sweet toffee. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with subtle carbonation. Sweet flavor with barely a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. I wouldn't call it balanced, but it is very good if you like sweeter ales.

blackearth, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of blitz134
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%

As expected for a strong ale, copper/caramel color. Half inch off white head, reduced to a thin layer of bubbles.

Light aroma in my opinion. Mostly hops though consisting of all kinds of aromas. A little floral mainly but has some herbal characteristics as well. Sweet bread and a touch of caramel malts come through as well. Just not as complex as other strongs I've had.

Fairly bitter brew and it is noticable as soon as it hits the tongue. Resiny and herbal hops. A touch of bread malts show though. A little too much hops for the style for me, not quite enough malty characteristics. Tastes a lot like an IPA really. One high point though is that it hides the alcohol very well.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, pushing medium bodied, but I'd expect a bit more body. Has a fair amount of carbonation which gives it a crisp feel.

Decent drinkability overall as an IPA, as a strong ale falls short compared to others out there. Decent flavor with lots of hops, and goes down really easy. This is a decent beer, but falls short within the style.

blitz134, Aug 31, 2006
Photo of nickadams2
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

A_Copper with a slight reddish tint. Small white head with little lacing.

S_Floral hops and sweet malt.

T_Sweet malt,caramel and floral hops. A malt forward red with a hefty addition of hops for back up. Sweet and semi bitter. Nicely balanced with a little spice.

M_Medium bodied and creamy.

D_Very drinkable. One of my favorites of the style.

nickadams2, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of EastBay_Nick
4/5  rDev +7.2%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jonny1138, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Drunkenass
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of NWer
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%

Updated review:
12 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
A - Dark copper body with coppery head retains well. Nice lace.

S - Unable to pick out anything significant.

T - Wonderfully smooth. Nice clean caramel taste.

M - Smooth, malty feel, kind of tart.

D - Very drinkable. A nice break from my usual hop forward preferences allowing my mouth to recover. Good to relax with.

NWer, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of andyfrancis
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Reddish copper with a thin head. Roasty malt on the nose, a little chocolate, cherry perhaps. Sweet, but not overpowering. Nice flavor. Malt lingers and dances on your tongue.

Nicely complemented by some Achadinha Capricious aged goat cheese. Makes for a great Petaluma 1-2 punch.

andyfrancis, May 18, 2010
Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

csmartin6, May 24, 2012
Photo of Lazaro
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Lazaro, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

Lagunitas' "Censored" pours a glowing hazy copper with a fizzy light tan head that quickly goes to a thin film. Very nice looking.

Its aroma is caramel malts, buttery toffee and a little bitterness and fruitiness.

The flavor is buttery toffee and caramel initially with a fruity and piney hop bite at the finish. An interesting mix of flavors. It has a smooth and lively palate.

Overall, an interesting beer. It's different from anything else I've had. I'm not quite sure if I really like it or not.

Beaver13, Nov 12, 2004
Photo of shapudding
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

No dating, but purchased 2005 in PA- so should be this years...
Clear and light chestnut, some carbonation seen rising with just a tad of khaki head in a dusting and thick ring. Caramelly, molassess, buttery and sugar... Very nice and heavy/thick/chewy aroma. Very full mouthfeel. Smooth and sikly, the carbonation is just barely noticeable, just feels like it gently comes to life in your mouth with touch of foam. Bite of hoppy pepperyness with a bit of caramel malt flavor, nice darkened toast taste with grapefruit rind. Flavors are left in your mouth at the end of the sip for a good while. Catching a bit of fruityness -bit of orange peel -maybe clementines- in the flavor. Very drinkable, nice session, a lot of good flavor and feel without being too intense too compete with a good meal.

shapudding, Mar 18, 2005
Photo of livingstn
1/5  rDev -73.2%

livingstn, Mar 10, 2012
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Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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