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Ratings: 2,404
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 46
Gots: 217 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

35 IBU
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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dumb name, good beer.

Clear copper color with a thin white head. Mild lace and scant retention.

Sweet and fruity, Kronic smells of tropical fruit and poundcake malt. Very pungent for an amber.

Same delicious fruit cocktail (maraschino cherries, grapefruit, pinapple) from the aroma mixed with a spicy, toasted bitter. Overall, way too sweet to for any balance but good nonetheless.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper brown. Tiny head,almost no lace. The aroma is of malts,hops,caramel and some citrus notes. The taste is malts,caramel,hops and a well balanced sweetness that has nutty notes.
The overall feel is medium carbonation,smoothness and a slightly bitter finish with bread & grains.

Notes: Session for sure . Good feelings all around. Not complex,but who cares? It gets the job done.

Photo of TheSarge
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one into a plain cognac sniffer, and it produces a finger of light tan head, and has a semi hazy copper colored body.

Aroma wise it's got a cherry vanilla thing going, with some metallic hints of hops character. I get the hint of brown sugar too.

Faint fig taste, herbal nuances, sugary in the end. I can almost feel the granulated sloppiness, which leads to the feel. Kind of refreshing, but a little mucky if you ask me.

A decent beer, but not something I'll seek out again.

Photo of mikeg67
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours copper with a white, short lived head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of caramel malt, ripe fruit and hints of chocolate and alcohol. The body is medium and smooth. Caramel, peppery hops and ripe fruit nicely balanced on the palate. Medium, dry finish. Tasty brew.

Photo of Spiekerbox
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Definitely is a deep copper as the bottle says, pours with a decent tan head that is medium thick and dissipates at a normal rate.

S- Malt, a little toastiness, a little hops, nothing too powerful

T- Lots of malts, both toasted and not toasted, with a decent amount of malt sweetness. A light citrus hop character is detectable.

M- Medium body, medium-high carbonation, very crisp in mouthfeel.

D- Pretty good beer, a good example mix of flavors with hitting both the red and amber aspects of style.

Photo of Beerzebub
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orangish amber, nice white head that dissipates but leaves a thin layer. Smells mildly of red apple, fresh bread, spice and vanilla.

Taste is balanced between appley yeast, grassy hops, caramel malt, and alcohol. Everything is restrained, by Lagunitas' standards, except the alcohol. Alcohol and slightly minty grassiness in the finish. Tasty and drinkable, for the style.

Photo of bonsreeb85
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear copper with a thin head(not much to speak of in the appearance category)

S - buttery caramel malts with slight apple and minimal hops

T - a lot like the nose, mostly malty w/ a kiss of hops and a super clean finish. very sessionable and balanced

MF - again, balance is the key word. moderate carbonation levels, medium body. goes down smooth

D - excellent session brew. great balance across the board and a decent amount of flavor for a beer under 6 percent.

Photo of Heavenisbeer
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Welp, I'm gonna go little imagination here and describe the color as...copper. Not much better way to describe it. Some bright amber spots around the edges as the light hits it. Very little head even off the pour with some legs but no lacing.

S: Some light musty malts, with a metallic undertone. A touch of grass and hay notes. Bready.

T: A nice balance between bitter hops and malts, with not much sweetness, and a somewhat dry, fresh cut grass and tart green apple skin finish. Light on the palate.

M: The highlight, for sure. Wonderful balance between a viscous porter and a sharp carbonated pilsner. Not much warmth from the alcohol. A decent amount of carbonation to balance eveything out.

A sessionable Amber ale. Not my favorite though, by far.

Photo of dfried
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Toffee/copper in color, quite bright, thin off white head that was mainly a ring. The aroma is of sweet, caramelly and grainy malt, a lot of perfumy floral hops that show some citrus and resin as well. The taste is again slightly grainy malt with toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Floral hops there again but very much in balance with the malt, a few citrus notes show up in the aftertaste. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: a pretty simple and strait forward beer, but put together pretty well. Sessionable for a higher alcohol beer. How floral the hops were stuck out to me the most.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper with alot of red. Head is off white and dissipates fairly fast. A skim remains, No real lacing.

Caramel malt and some hop leaf. Malt forward on this. I expected more nose, but this was adequate.

Rich toasted malt with some fruit and light caramel sweetness mixed in with the toasty bitterness. Some leafy hop bite, but less than I would have expected. Fruit and bitterness balance out well, but I needed something with a bit more bite.

Medium body. Nice carbonation and body. It works.

Overall, very good. Missing something? Probably, but not alot to bitch about here. Plenty of good things going on, and worth drinking by far.

Photo of clayrock81
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a red body with a light head that left no lacing. A light caramel malt smell along with minimal hops. Smooth and lighter bodied this beer has a buttery, sweet malt edge that is more about the malt than the hops. Hops are noticeable with some citric notes in the backgroun and give the beer a slight dry edge. I enjoyed this beer but not something I will seek out if I'm looking for a red ale.

Photo of ralree
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Beautiful copper color with a 2-finger head, decent retention, perfect lacing. Cloudy. Love it.

S: Very caramelly, sweet, smoky malt. Chocolate, dark fruit, lots of hops. Wonderful.

T: Dark fruit and hops jump right out there, followed by sweet rich smoky malt. Metallic taste ruins some of the flavor. Aftertaste is a bit bland, but contains some smoky malt flavor. Hops are premium, as they are in most Lagunitas beers. With a little work, this could be really good.

M: Watery, very dry, non-astringent, good carbonation. Thick and chewy. Medium-heavy body.

D: Goes down alright, but it's just average. Could drink it with a meal.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - reddish to copper color with a 1 inch thick white head

S - smells of malt and some toffy and caramel I can tell its gonna be sweet

T - taste is very sweet (not my favorite in beers but still good) some caramel and fruit hints in it very little hop flavor

M - very smooth feel and refreshing

D - its refreshing but for my taste i couldn't take more than one because of the sweetness

Photo of ckeegan04
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper in color with a thick, creamy light tan head. Good retention and light lacing.

S - Sweet roasted malts with hints of caramel and a doughiness underneath. Lightly spicy hop aroma as well.

T - Very sweet and creamy up front before a spiciness quickly overtakes the mouth. Finishes with a light breadiness. Very balanced amber ale.

M/D- Medium bodied and very smooth. Easy drinking as well.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A very fiesty sopperyt, orange peel hue with lots of bubbling and plenty of lacing left over from each sip. Looks more like a red ale than an American Strong Ale. Lots of citrus in the nose along with an aftermath of roasty, toasty malts. A little hint of grapefruit and mimosa like like tendencies were noticed in the almost avergare palate.

Photo of Grundle20
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber hued copper color in to a pint glass. The yeast that is present kind of floats in suspension which I found to be odd. There is a minor off white head that has poor retention and lacing.

The scent is built up on piney oily hops and caramel malts with a slight citrus rind note.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
The beer drinks with some moderate smoothness and a bitter crispness up front. The flavor is that of, again, piney hops and a medium caramel malt body. The finish is crisp and slightly unclean with a lingering hop presence in to the aftertaste.

I find this beer falling somewhere in between a really full mild ale and a really crisp mild IPA in terms of drinkability. It's good but it doesn't really cater well to a drinker of either persuasion.

Bottom Line:
It's pretty good and a solid brew no doubt. I have my suspicions as to this bottles age, but I would still have to give this one a thumbs up.

Photo of Neecee513
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured: Pint Glass

Appearance: Deep amber. Minimum head w/ slight retention.

Smell: Sweet, fruity aroma

Taste: Toasty w/ caramel notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium/high carbonation.

Drinkability: Balance very much leans towards malts. Hop character is very much subdued, so low hop bitterness. A little bit more sweet than other ambers/reds. Finish is roasty. Overall, if you like sweet and low bitter beers, this is a 'sweet' selection!

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by matt9875. Thanks Matt!

The beer is copper hued with a quarter inch of off white head. The aroma brings a touch of fruit and some sweet malts. Bready with a touch of hop character in the finish. Medium bodied with subtle alcohol. Overall, this was ok.

Photo of Seanibus
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is merely an OK entry into an increasingly crowded genre.

Pours a clear amber with a medium head. It has a clear, fruity aroma. The flavor has fruity hops, with a corn-like finish, and a bit of hop bitterness.

This is a perfectly OK beer, but there are plenty of more exciting competitors out there.

Photo of lstokes
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper orange color with a light caramel nose, not enough hops in the nose, which carries through to the underwhelming taste. Too sweet, not really hoppy enough, some citric hops with very sweet caramel malt, some nice dry earthy aftertaste and a nice creamy mouthfeel, but still, I didn't find the taste to be a stand-out.

Photo of brewdoc75
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: As the name implies, copper in color with an orangish hue. Everlasting half inch head present as well.

S: Sweet toffee and caramel accentuated by citrus and floral hops. Despite this not terribly aromatic.

T: More caramel and toffee with some breadiness as well. The hops provide the necessary bitterness with a touch of citrus. I do get some earthy tones as well. Unfortunately it finishes a bit metallic for me.

M: Smooth but crisp. Light to medium body.

D: A good beer, but it stops there. More like an ESB than an amber. At its price of 8 bucks for a sixer it is definitely worthy of a purchase.

Photo of jdelenikos89
3.58/5  rDev -4%

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a real nice amber copper color (duh). Loose carbonation with good retention. Aroma is malt forward, smells really toasty. No hop aroma at all. Taste is also really malt forward. Toasty and roasty without being heavy, cereal flavors backed up by slighty hoppy bitter finish. Could have some more hops in there, even for the style. Beer has a nice round full mouthfeel without being cloying or heavy. Not my favorite style but its pretty drinkable.

Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of Kraken
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Fordham Maibock pint glass. Fairly vigorous pour resulted in minimal head with almost no retention. the Kronic poured a lovely coper color. Smells of malts and slight hoppiness. Nice rich taste, slight hop bitterness immediately on the tongue followed by a solidly malted body, slight sweet finish. Another very tasty product from Lagunitas. Well Done!

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