Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,376
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 44
Gots: 193 | 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 jayfarley3
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a clear amber color with a small white head that disappeared very quickly. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is of sweet caramel malt with a slight hop bitterness. This beer is medium bodied and goes down smooth. This beer is good but a bit sweet for my liking.

Photo of CampusCrew
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at european street cafe. It was a solid amber ale. I would get it again, but never go out looking for it.

appearance: copperish amber

smell: mild hops

taste: very clean, carmel slight falvor

mouthfeel: good carbonation and very tasty

drinkability: very very easy and smooth

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 HeyItsChili
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear amber with a thin, weak, foamy ecru head.

S - Exceedingly sweet, with a tinge of alcohol, malty goodness, and understated citrus.

T - Brown sugar and roasted malts dominate this with very little hops to balance things out, so keep that in mind if you're a hophead.

M - A little sticky, not full bodied but still viscous.

Notes - I found this delicious and utterly drinkable, but it sort of plays to my sweet tooth.

Photo of rgrholmes168
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

The beer pours a very nice orange (copper) color, but there was no real head to speak of. The slight bit of foam that appeared, quickly disappated.

A pretty strong, citrus aromas rises up from this beer.

The beer has a pretty decent taste. It is very crisp and light, but balanced. This does somewhat make up for the terrible head that it poured with. The caramel malt really comes through and I don't detect any bitter hops.

Photo of LordHammer
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a brilliantly clear copper, with about 1/2 inch of off white head that fades quickly to a thin layer that remains on top of the beer.

S: Aroma is light, but with distinct notes of roasted malts.

T: A light note of citrusy hops at the open, followed by sweet and roasty malt notes that linger until the next sip. A well balanced beeer that is pleasant at most any rate of consumption.

M: Carbonation is light, and the feel is a bit thin, especially considering the roasted malts in here.

D: Really a pleasant, sessionable brew. Would have no problem drinking and enjoying several of these.

Photo of magictrokini
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper pour with off-white head. Caramel, cinammon, some dried fruit make up the nose. Astringent taste with hops and grain up front, which is really out of place for a Lagunitas product. Malty middle with caramel flavors that leads to the more familiar Lagunitas sweetness in the back. Tasty beer.

Photo of dstc
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orang-ish copper color with a nice tan head. Nice lacing.

Mild malts and decent hops in the nose with a slight sweetness to it.

Hops hits the tongue first then the taste mellows to sweet caramel malts. Lingering bitterness in the finish.

Smooth, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Decent beer, easy to drink but nothing spectacular.

Photo of koopa
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Well....Copper but a tad on the orange side of the spectrum. TONS of sticky lacing on the slightly off white head which had moderate retention.

Smell: Nothing going on other than a caramel malt. Not off putting but really lack luster.

Taste: Think maple syrup, caramel, and honey mixed into one. The finish is lingering in a way I'm not enjoying.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin with high carbonation.

Drinkability: Its thin, well carbonated, and lightly sweet so its an easy session drinker. But I'm not sure I'd want to :)

Photo of gdfan47
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a red coppery color
a little head that hangs out a little..

it smells like malt, hard to smell the hops on this one

it tastes like a malty beer, not much hops... pretty smooth

its really hard to taste the hops, not bad.. but not overly memorable

Photo of slvrmon82
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep dark amber red. Little head that fades fairly quickly.

S - Lots of hops and malt. Very floral. Maybe apple at the end.

T - Very nice with lots of sweet amber malt upfront that fades into a great very hoppy beer. A little citrus and fruit at the end. Apple I pick up.

M - Nice and smooth with a nice carbonation. Medium body. Goes down very smooth.

D - Thats a lot of hops at the end with a little too much bitterness for my liking.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to tpd975 for this one.

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Clear, light amber in color with a one finger sized, offwhite head. A good amount of lacing as well and the retention is decent.

Aroma is very malty, very bready, very sweet, and very fruity. A touch of hops and maybe a hint of alcohol. Loads of caramel as well.

Pretty sweet at first taste. Again, more caramel and a significant toasty and bready flavor. A slight hop bite and some citrus fruitiness; mango and papaya.

Decent on the tongue. Medium bodied. Clean and dry. A little too sweet for my liking. One of these and I grow weary.

Photo of hustlesworth
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- the chronic is a clear copper amber with a standard bubbly buff colored head. looks like a canned biscuit. good amount of lace and retention.

S- intriguingly malty, cereal grains of all sorts, very nutty, pineapple, orange banana, actually alot like that dole pine-orange-banana juice. some caramel and diacetyl undertones.

T- dammit it has that wet dog taste. otherwise malty and semi-sweet, caramel, toasted nuts, sweet grains, toasted bread, stale tobacco, low earthy bitterness and somewhat lacking in character. i had hoped a beer with such a name would be... better. dr dre's been rapping about it for years.

MF- feels a little strange on the palate, somewhere in between cloying and sticky, pretty one dimensional, medium carbonation, a little syrupy.

D- not too good, tastes and feels awkward as the scales are tipped on the malty side.

Photo of tburkhart
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amberish with uber thin lacing on top. No lacing to be found.

Smells malty. No hops, just malts.

Tastes slightly of bitter malts. Not a fan of this flavor. Sticks around on the palate for awhile with an off taste, don't quite know how to describe it.

Not a huge fan of this beer as it sits awkwardly on the palate. Definitely had better Red Ales.

Photo of adamette
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Taco Mac in Cumming, GA into a clean, clear glass.

A Generous light brown head over an appropriate translucent amber body. Nice.

S Some hops but more "amber" smell. Very good and inviting.

T A nice amber with a bit of hops kick. Really quite good.

M Moderate like an amber should/could be.

D Fair to good.

Notes: A successful offering from Lagunitas but nothing earth shattering for me. I do appreciate the attention brought on it by the whole "censored" label and everything.

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

Poured from the bottle a clear amber gold with a small but thick beige head.

Malty aroma with kisses of caramel and toffee. Hops are floral but very light.

Nice taste of sweet malts and toffee. Again, hops are present but very light.

Medium bodied, smooth, with a light carbonation.

A solid amber ale from Lagunitas. Easy to drink and enjoy.

Photo of Edgecrusher
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apearance: Get this-a nice deep copper color. Minimal lacing with a decent head.

Smell: Sweet malty aroma

Taste: Heavy on the malt flavor, but not overpowering. Hops are there but do not stand out.

Mouthfeel: Low to medium on the carbonation. Avery smooth drink for an ale.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink.

Overall a good beer if you crave some malty goodness-but not a malt bomb.

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 spointon
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the Marquee Lounge in Chicago.

A= This ale poured a clear, deep amber color with a 1/2" light tan head. The head dropped to a skim rather quickly and left just a bit of lacing down the glass.

S= The dominating aromas of this beer were sweet carmelly malts and earthy hops.

T= I thought this beer had a very interesting taste profile. At times the huge sweet malty presence had almost a borderline Scottish ale quality. There was very little hop presence, just enough midway through each swallow to take the sweet edge off the malts. The finish dried considerably and made me want another sip.

MF= Heavy side of medium bodied with a creamy, slick mouthfeel. Low-medium carbonation.

D= This was a damn fine brew and one I would happily seek out again. Very drinkable, very sessionable and full of flavor.

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 kkosmoski
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured hard into a large Ayinger glass. Dark copper color topped by a large fluffy cream colored head and crystal clear. Smells of burnt toffee, caramel apple, earthy hops, pumpernickel toast. Flavors include toast, pithy citrus, lemon, and caramel. Finish is bitter and slightly metallic. Mouthfeel is medium, as is the carbonation. A fairly easy drinking ale with solid bitterness - I think the metallic finish would get in the way after a while. I have enjoyed some of the hoppy ales from Lagu very much - this was a bit of a change of pace. I would love to try it fresh on tap.

Photo of cswhitehorse
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Censored poured amber with a 2 finger foam head and some pancake batter head composition. There was a little lacing but not much.

The aroma was strongly malted with some sweetness. The taste was mostly malt dominated again and it seemed to leave an odd flavor on the tongue that I could not shake. I powered it down and left it at that. It was nice carbonated but not high on the food chain in the Amber category.

Photo of bifrostguard
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Translucent copper color with a fluffy white head.

S - Malty sweetness with a hint of citrus hops.

T - Sweet malts with just enough hop bitterness to keep things in check.

M - Smooth and creamy

D - Could drink a few of these and would be happy to do so.

Photo of RobH
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz brown stubby.

A: Beautiful amber-red, clear brew with a fluffy white head.

S: nicely balanced aromas of sweet malt and hops bitterness.

T&M: I'm biased as a fan of Amber/Red Ales to begin with, so I went in with high hopes and was not disappointed! This is a very tasty, well balanced Amber Ale that goes down smoothly and is quite drinkable.

M: Medium-bodied and smooth, with enough hop bite to round out the experience. A very nice brew.

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.

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