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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

2,375 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,375
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 44
Gots: 191 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of billybob
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

deep amber color with a two finger light tan head that held up well and a nice wispy lace to the finish. slight ripe fruit smell along with some spice in the nose. rich malt biscuit taste up front, slightly sweet, with some caramel and spice. mouthfeel medium carbonation ok. had three one day and three the next and could have had more.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of hunteraw
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Color is, unsurprisingly, a rich copper. Almost red-tinted. Thinnish off-white head, with little retention. Some thin lacing.

Smell: Piney hops, with cool and subdued malt behind.

Taste: Caramel and grain, backed up by resinous hops. Well-balanced. Interesting, somewhat fruity finish. Not as much toast/biscuit as I like to see in American Ambers.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with small bubbles. Medium body. Slightly oily.

Drinkability: Quite nice, a good representative of what is for me an under-appreciated style. I'm very curious what the brewery's original name for this beer was, before they had to change it to [censored]!

Photo of TheMarkE
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Rich copper with very good foam and lacing, noticeable carbonation.

Smell: Bready malts, caramel.

Taste: Malts: caramel, brown sugar, and barley.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fresh, crisp, and creamy.

The Verdict: Good beer. Not much in the way of hops, just lots of malty goodness. A quality brew that goes down smooth.

Photo of aubuc1
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to an imperial pint tulip glass.

Pours a clear amber with an offwhite one finger head.

Faint smells of citrus hops blend well with a biscuity malt.

Sweet malt, but then mellow and perhaps a little bland. I guess it is balanced like it should be.

A little thin in the mouthfeel.

Very drinkable amber ale.

Photo of everetends
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle thanks to Ckeegan04 poured into my Terrapin Pint Glass.

A: Pours a nice and clear dark amber color. About a quarter ince of head rose of a rather vigourous pour and the lacing is weak and sparse. Lots of active carbonation bubble streams coming up through the glass. It looks a bit mediocre.

S: Smell is of some nice light toasted, super sweet malt presence. Just a ton of sweet malt and caramel smells coming out. The hops come in just a bit as floral and sweet. Still there is not much to talk about. It is simple but still smells appetizing.

T: Taste is once again dominated by a heavy malt presence. Lots of sugar goodness but it is just enough. It would be easy for this beer to have been too sweet, but it rides the line wonderfully. Caramel sweetness is lovingly coating the mouth. Over half way through the the flavor profile comes a touch of bitterness from the hops. The hops just take enough of the edge off the sweet malts.

M: Light side of medium in body. Nice heavy and crisp carbonation that comes into its own making this a nice drinker. The brew drys up a bit on the finish and really makes you want to take another sip. Pretty nice.

D: This is a nice simple brew. I can see why it was named the Kronic. It is simple but you want more after every pull. Goes down easy and the ABV isn't noticable at all. Good brew.

Photo of Nage37
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BucBasil
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from the 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. This doesn't contribute to the rating, but I must say the pack that this comes in is one of the most hilarious things I've seen in a while. The beer is a bright, clear orange color with reddish hues. Offwhite head grew to two and a half fingers and stuck around for a good while.

Smell: Caramel malts balanced nicely by a refreshing citrus hop aroma.

Taste: The beer is quite hoppy for the style, in a good way, starting out with fresh citrus (grapefruit?), balanced with a light malty note that seems slightly caramelly. Finishes with a big, fresh, somewhat floral hop character that I expect from a brewery like Lagunitas.

Overall a nice refreshing beer. Nicely hopped but well balanced.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

Pours a deep copper hue with a bit of chill haze; the small half-finger of beige foam falls away quickly to leave behind a thin lingering cap and some light splotchy lacing on the walls of the glass.

The nose is quite sweet with big malt notes and a hint of honey. Very Bock-like, it's rather enticing for a malt-lover like myself.

Medium-bodied and moderately effervescent; the palate opens up sweet and malty, with a bit of underlying biscuit, a bit of toasty melanoidins. Once again, it recalls a traditional Bock. Things change in the middle, though, where some rather bracingly bitter hops show through with a bit of a piney, resiny character, with a bit of a metallic tang. With the bitterness comes great dryness, allowing the biscuity malt base to show through in the finish, where a bit of toast and sweet honeyish malt linger a while, a touch of resin appearing in the fade.

A fairly drinkable beer, and certainly a recommendation for Bock lovers. Rich and malty, but with enough significant bitterness to please more diehard hopheads. Quite good.

Photo of WakeandBake
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark amber color pour with a solid,lasting two finger head,some spotty lacing. Aroma is malty,nutty,with floral and spicy notes,very nice. Flavor is crazy, a little bit of everything, sweet caramel malt,ripe fruit,bready yeast,white grapes, a super balance between hoppy,bitter ,and sweet.The medium level of carbonation seems to keep it from being too heavy and helps mix all the flavors, finish is like a sweet rum fruitcake or something crazy like that. I would call this very sessionable, and interesting, Would love to try this on tap.

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Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 2,375 ratings.