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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 47
Gots: 243 | FT: 1
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass

A - Clear copper with 1.5 finger khaki head with good retention and good lacing.

S - Sweet malt, floral hops, caramel, bread, toasted oats.

T - Follows the nose, very sweet with a decent hop bouquet and a bit of booze, and sweet till the finish. Pretty malty overall and a bit too sweet for my liking. Pretty looking but just a bit lackluster in flavor boldness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Above average but Lagunitas has so much better to offer. The advertising is rad though.

Photo of tvv375ia
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-nice copper/burnt orange color with about a 2 finger head that fades fairly quickly

S-musty bready malt comes through first

T-the bready malt is present here also along with a floral hop finish

M-carbonation is ok light to medium bodied

O-nothing big just easy drinking withot complexity

Photo of bat6
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a fist-wide tumbler, produces a short soapy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The copper/amber color is absolutely beautiful, it immediately brings to mind amber jewelry.
Smells very mild, maybe some clean pine as well as faint musty earth.
Taste is unexpected relative to the mild nose. Sharp citrusy hop intro followed immediately by big bready malts. Definitely sweet throughout, like if small pieces of dried grapefruit were baked into a dark bread? Maybe w/ a touch of orange zest too? Finishes bitter, mostly clean except for a musty pungence lurking on top of the back of my tongue. Intriguing flavor profiles, I'm not sure if it's particularly complex but there seems to be a lot going on, it definitely takes a while to identify everything.
Mouthfeel starts sharp w/ crisp carbonation that quickly gets creamy while rolling it around. Awesomeness.

I only had one sip left by the time I was assessing mouthfeel, which is a clear indicator that I really enjoyed this beer. Right now I'm knocking back a second one, which is just as enjoyable as trying to distinguish the characteristics of the first one. The choice for carbonation seems very smart, it accentuate a spiciness while acting as a balancing agent to smooth out all the flavors. Lagunitas makes damn good beer. A number of them seem to be slight variations on a certain style but Censored shows off some different tricks that I definitely wasn't expecting.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of raynmoon
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At first, this beer kept reminding me of ribs, and bbq sauce. That's probably because of the strong malt presence. But this beer is balanced very nicely. Amber ales aren't my favorite style, but the malt is smooth and there is not too much bitterness on the back end. Above average beer.

Photo of toyfull1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BuddytheElf
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of friedpotatoes
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tsulli
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of scarfield
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

APP- Copper with a half inch head and good lacing

Smell- Medicinal, sweet, floral

Taste- Bready, malty and sweet with an earthy aftertaste, a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste as well, and floral hops.

MF Crisp on the high end for carbonation

Overall Good for the style, abv hidden well, would have this beer again.

Photo of stanale
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from bottle to pint glass with a nice copper/ reddish color and a head of about two inches.
Odor is a little weak. I get fruity or citrus.
Taste is very good. At first I get malt and then maybe some breadyness. Finishes with a nice light hop flavor.
Mouth feel is smooth and is very nice.

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hiku7
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours moderately clear copper, with a one-finger cream color head.

Fresh bread aroma, with some caramel. Also toasted malt. Light citrus, woody, resiny hop aromas. Whiff of esters. Slight alcohol warming fumes.

Very balanced brew. Assertive caramel malt flavor balanced by woody resiny hops with a moderate bitterness throughout. Dry finish.

Medium body, smooth, with lightly prickly carbonation.

Overall, not the citrus bomb I expected. Very well balanced. Feels almost like an ESB, with slight estery character.

Photo of elNopalero
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tend to overlook this one in favor of some of their other offerings. Didn’t mean to neglect it but I’ve done my part to remedy that error.
This pours a rich copper color. It’s intense, just looking at it. In a certain light there’s a red hue glowing through the glass.

The aroma is what you’d expect from Lagunitas—hoppy, but balanced with this terrific maltiness. I get some earthy, savory notes. Definitely not the hop bombs I’m used to from these guys but there is definitely an underlying grassy/onion and garlic shoot hop aroma that’s much more pronounced as a spiciness when tasted.
Caramelly malt flavor lasts through the tasting experience and finishes on a sweet yet light note. Honestly, I enjoyed this on its own merits because it’s an excellent beer all around.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Murrhey
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger white head. Rather thin and low retention. Very watery lacing. Light coppery color with nice clarity. Light carbonation.

S- Sweet, but in a darker way. Caramel and toffee with some medium bodied malts. Light floral hops are bouncing around as well.

T- Very hoppy, with a sweet finish. I detect some bold, spicy hops and a little bit of that caramel in the nose.

M- Heavy carbonation on the tongue with a little bite. Fairly dry finish.

O- Kind of a weird beer. Seems to jump from style to style.

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84 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.