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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,240 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,240
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 145 | 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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Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev +7.2%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Mikexw
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Mikexw, Yesterday at 06:50 PM
Photo of beachbum1975
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer many times and frankly, I'm surprised I've never reviewed it! I picked up a sixer of this at the Safeway in Santa Clara, CA.

Pours a lovely, crystal clear mahogany brown with faint red highlights. The head on this is creamy and sticks around a while. Frankly, it looks like a freshly poured bourbon in color, minus the fizzy head. This is a very attractive looking beer!

The nose brings a light nuttiness, with traces of sweet caramel and earthy hops.

Light to medium bodied with a heavy caramel presence. I get a tinge of phenol and grains in the mix. It all finishes with a mildly bitter hoppiness.

This is a very nice example of an amber with more hops then an ordinary amber ale, not too sweet and simple to enjoy. Recommended!

beachbum1975, May 13, 2010
Photo of ruckus232
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

ruckus232, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of sfprint
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark orangy brown in color. It's quite a nice color, though theres nearly no head.

Smell: Sweet, almost syrupy IPA smell.

Taste: IPAish and secondly amber like.

Mouthfeel: Dry with not so much carbonation.

Drinkability: Great, interesting beer, that I could drink all evening.

sfprint, Jun 15, 2010
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass

A: pours a very nice medium golden color with a slight amount of bubbly head that dissipates rapidly, pours entirely clear, leaves
a nice amount of bubbly lacing

S: nice sweet scent with a slight underlying maltiness

T: nice sweetness, very slight malt character, possibly a slight raspberry note

D/M: drinks smooth and easy, slight carbonation tingle, sits light, good session brew

BigPlay1824, Jan 15, 2011
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.

TheMarkE, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of NWer
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 CB2maltygoodness
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

CB2maltygoodness, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of RobinLee
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

RobinLee, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

bh123, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -19.6%

tourdot, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of bluesplit63
5/5  rDev +34%

bluesplit63, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of kegger22
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear, red/brown with a two modest head that dissipated to a collar. The aroma was malty sweet. The taste was also malty sweet, but I got the faint taste of strawberries at the back of the throat, don't ask me where that came from. The feel was medium bodied, oily, with light carbonation. Drinkability was very good. I bought a sixer and could drink it if I hadn't already sampled a couple other brews.

kegger22, Oct 03, 2009
Photo of beergod1
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Duvel Tulip. Bright Copper with a light layer of foamy malt goodness. Sweet grassy aroma, floral notes and hops. Actually tastes better than it smells, Starts off with creamy roasted malt, a touch of citrus, then has some nice piney hops on the finish. Nice lacing all the way down the glass. It's closer to a Brown Ale then an Amber, A real easy drinker...5.9% ? Hmmm, could have fooled me.

beergod1, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

sgregory, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Neffbeer, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev +7.2%

RyanAU, May 27, 2013
Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

falconxman, May 06, 2013
Photo of jcalabre
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 1 December 2002. This review is being written from my notes. burnt orange color. I agree w/ beerdedbastard that the nose is like an ice tea mix. It is a hoppy beer but well balanced. The flavor is very smooth and enjoyable. It's a nice brew

jcalabre, Jun 20, 2003
Photo of Slynger
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Censored pours a strange burnt orange copper color with a bit of a haze. The lid on it is eggshell with good size and a modest creaminess that thins to leave nice lacing. The nose is surprisingly fruity. Tangy tangerine and sweet orangey citrus unite with sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt aromas. A drop of vanilla and floral hops help to meld the fruit and grains together. Medium in body with a smooth and creamy texture. Tangerine returns in the taste along with sweetly toasted caramel malts. Fresh, orangey citrus rounds out the edges while a bit of bitter rind comes through with toasted malts in the finish. Throw in a dash of earthly black pepper spiciness and you've got yourself the kronic. I didn't really know what to expect from this brew, but it really impressed me. I would liken it to a censored version of a barleywine or strong ale. Great flavor, while incredibly drinkable. This is a great everyday offering from a brewery that hasn't let me down yet.

Slynger, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of kirkse
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kirkse, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of matty
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is caramel.Taste is the same caramel maltiness and maple flavoring.A very good beer that has good flavor and is good from first to last sip.Highly recommended and I would definetly seek this out again in the future!!

matty, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of JLapadura
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JLapadura, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of bccrosley
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bccrosley, Dec 01, 2013
Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,240 ratings.