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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,201 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,201
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 135 | 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 eberkman:
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eberkman

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a clear golden-copper with a short white head that diminishes to a ring. Big caramely malt notes in the aroma with some citrus and floral essence too. The taste is mostly sweet caramely malts, again with some fruity backbone. Modest hop twinge in the finished. A little unbalanced, weighing heavily in the malt direction, but still tasty. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Exceptionally smooth and drinkable. Great session beer, though a little pricey for what it is.

03-07-2009 20:56:46 | More by eberkman
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

12-24-2004 20:59:35 | More by oberon
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-02-2013 23:36:07 | More by mojohawk21
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RoyalT

Ohio

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.

09-23-2003 02:53:17 | More by RoyalT
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jono0101

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-18-2013 16:24:13 | More by jono0101
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npala86

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-07-2013 21:28:19 | More by npala86
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MikeSJbeers

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-13-2014 22:47:32 | More by MikeSJbeers
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explosivebeer

Washington

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.

02-01-2008 06:19:18 | More by explosivebeer
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blackwingedhorde

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-06-2012 05:55:12 | More by blackwingedhorde
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JMD71

Massachusetts

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.

03-16-2006 14:56:49 | More by JMD71
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Dmann

California

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.

04-16-2004 09:53:15 | More by Dmann
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blackearth

Minnesota

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.

06-18-2009 21:31:46 | More by blackearth
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blitz134

California

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.

08-31-2006 02:52:57 | More by blitz134
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nickadams2

New York

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.

11-25-2010 04:24:01 | More by nickadams2
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EastBay_Nick

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-13-2013 21:29:22 | More by EastBay_Nick
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2014 00:29:34 | More by jonny1138
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Drunkenass

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-06-2013 06:25:48 | More by Drunkenass
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-13-2012 18:07:12 | More by danthehopslamman
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NWer

Washington

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.

06-29-2010 20:40:40 | More by NWer
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andyfrancis

California

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.

05-18-2010 22:40:51 | More by andyfrancis
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csmartin6

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-24-2012 22:46:38 | More by csmartin6
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Lazaro

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-20-2013 17:27:20 | More by Lazaro
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

11-12-2004 06:29:11 | More by Beaver13
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

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.

03-18-2005 03:15:02 | More by shapudding
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livingstn


1/5  rDev -73.2%

03-10-2012 01:28:28 | More by livingstn
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