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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,407 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,407
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 46
Gots: 224 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich dark copper amber with a large creamy lasting beige head and good lacing throughout. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt, pine hops and a bit of citrus. Taste same as aroma. Palate is medium body, good carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Finished with a flavorful caramel malt taste and some nice pine floral hops for balance. Aroma and Taste slowly intensify as it warms up. Overall a very good and nicely balanced brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Brilliant copper color, with an off-white head that settles slowly. Lacing is decent.

S: Not much on the nose. Grainy malt character, with some caramel and fruit. Hops linger in the back with hints of straw and a bit of citrus.

T: More to offer than the aromas. Malt-forward, with caramel, biscuit, and dried fruits. There is also a flavor that I can only describe as flinty and somewhat steely. Hops balance the beer very well, lending a dry, somewhat floral character.

M: This medium-bodied beer is a bit grainy on the palate, but still pleasant.

D: Though a bit different from other brews of this style, it is very good, and easy to drink. Not my favorite release from Lagunitas, but still very enjoyable.

Photo of Mistofminn
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask at Stub and Herb with mothman and John as company. Served just above room temperature.

Dark copper with red and orange highlights when held into the light. Thick creamy tan head courtesy the cask conditioning. Great lacing and great overall look.

The nose is very mild, but that too might be from that cask conditioning. I get hints of caramel malts and spiciness. Nice mild hop aroma.

The taste, typical of a cask ale, is very mellow. It allows the flavors to come through without the bite or aftertaste of the bitterness. I get caramel malts, fruity hops as well as earthy and floral.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth, with no bite from carbonation or bitterness. I love this part. Drinkability is very high too.

Overall, a good beer, and glad I got a chance to try it.

Photo of Imstillthegman
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer has a color that reminds me of iced tea...clear light copper with a thin white head that has stuck around for a while. Sweet malt scent with some fruity aromas mixed in as well as light hops. I get some raisin as it warms. The taste starts sweet with caramel, toffee, and fruit (apples, green grapes, raisins?) but then you get the bitterness and floral qualities from the hops. Dry and chalky finish. Medium body with a little alcohol tinge present. I am glad I picked it up and tried it, but I won't go out of my way to get it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of carln26
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber to copper color (I know it’s known as a “copper ale”, but to me this was more amber). Thick, dense off white head leaves a light sheet of lace as I drink the beer. The aroma has a great fruity hop aroma, grapefruit and maybe just a hint of pine. The hops share aroma with some of the malt character, maybe ribbon candy or figs. Nice malt aroma. The taste has more malt up front than I expected. A rich character that I would associate more with a dark lager than an ale. Very pleasing with a thick mouth feel. The hops show up on the finish with a cleansing bitterness that leaves you wanting more. This is a very interesting beer. I was expecting more hops, but am surprised and impressed by the depth and strength of the malt in this beer.

Photo of Murchmac
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good looking beer bubbling over with frothy potability. Havent been smelling well lately, but the hoppy, grainy, sweet wort shines through in this pontiac firebird red/orangey body. A well balanced beer with a left jab of hops followed by a blow of sweet sweet malts to the head. A hint of alcohol cuz it's a lagunitas, but, sweet balanced, big mouthfeel. I havent had a lagunitas I didnt like, and this one's no different.

Photo of lochef81
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This ale pours a beautiful clear red copper color with a small off white head which is short lasting resolving to a slight cream colored lacing. The nose is roasty and sweet. A lot of maltiness with a slight touch of bitter hoppiness. This ale sips smooth and light to medium bodied. Easy on the palate; definitely an ale that could be sessioned easily. The flavor is balanced between sweet malt and bitter hops. It's not a complex beer by any means but definitely well balanced and brewed. As a long time fan of this brewery, this is by far not my favorite of their offerings by a good solid beer none the less.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BucBasil
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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