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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,254 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,254
Reviews: 836
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 38
Gots: 149 | 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 oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single of this after seeing it at the package store forever and never trying it.

Pours an absolutely beautiful copper color, one of the best I've seen in a beer, very inviting. Smell is just average, with some hops and malts slightly. The taste is of caramel malts and is well balanced with a great drinkability. Great overall beer.

oriolesfan4, Sep 19, 2008
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always been intrigued by the label on this one (can't call things "Kronik" any longer?), but it only seemed to be in six-packs when i saw it, so picked up a single for reviewing purposes when I could.

Pours a coppery orange colour, burnished and clear, with a crackly head of white, that subsides rather quickly to little more than a film of white. Decently heavy body for a beer of relatively low gravity, some lacing when tilted. Looks pretty good.

Nose is light but slightly malty. Some brew-day sweetness noticeable, with just a hint of cracked grain. Minimal hops presence. Slight meatiness to it. It feels all quite rudimentary and rustic. Not bad, but not particularly inspiring.

Taste is similar. Sweetness on the palate with a hint of grainy bite on the back with a whack of carbonic acidity. Again, there's nary a whiff of the hops, and while the grain character is pleasant enough, it just doesn't do enough to make me want to drink more than a few sips.

Not a bad brew, just a relatively uninspiring one. Drinkable enough in its way, but lacking a lot of interest. I could drink it, but can I be bothered?

lacqueredmouse, May 02, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized two finger tall dense cap surrounded by a very thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet caramel malts and a very light amount of pine/resin hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts and some light amounts of toasted malts. There is a light flavor of slightly dank and pine/resin hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly thin.

O: Relatively easy to drink and enjoyable - a touch sweeter than I usually enjoy my beers and I would appreciate just a touch more bitterness and hop presence in it. Alcohol is well hidden.

dbrauneis, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a 12-ounce glass at Crescent & Vine poured from a bar-top firkin for $6. The aroma was a bit yeasty at first but it mellowed to light caramel notes. This beer reminded me more of drinking my homebrew from the fermentor. The carbonation was very light and the flavor was a mix of citrus hops and toffee and more caramels malts. All in all, it was a tasty ale worth sessioning.

tempest, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured copper, as the name would indicate, with a light brown head. It has a delicate hop aroma with some metallic smell. Despite a nice malty background and a nice amount of hops, the metallic taste was just a bit off-putting. Overall, it's very mellow and drinkable for a beer of its abv.

barleywinefiend, May 12, 2008
Photo of Billolick
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness dating. Pours a rich orangy amber. Not much head/carbonation. White bubble film is moderatly long lasting and just a touch of lacing is left behind. Oakey,whiskey nose. This is a malty strong ale. Well developed malty base, mellow hops well in the background. Finishes with a crisp and refreshing snap of more malt and a touch of alcohol warmth. Could use some more hop crunch IMHO.

Billolick, Aug 31, 2004
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark golden with some ruby highlights. The head is moderate and light tan and leaves some slight lacing. The smell is sweet malt and a late hit of piney hops. The taste is sweet malt forward and is followed by a nice hit of spicy and piney hops. Biscuity and fruity flavors as well. Quite sweet,but well balanced and not at all insipid, the sweetness is deeply rich and malty. Mouthfeel is nice- supports the flavors well and isn't overcarbonated. Very drinkable, a great session beer.

Georgiabeer, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +7.2%

wrightst, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of akorsak
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz stubby bottle. Not sure where or when I came across this one.

A: The ale has a copper color, relatively clear from afar. Up close, there is a significant amount sediment. The floaties have the appearance of orange juice pulp (minus the color, of course). A huge head has left its mark, leaving thick lace all around the glass.

S: The nose is somwhat restrained, showing off a citrusy hop profile with caramel malts.

T: Caramel malts set the stage, creating a sweet flavor that coats the tastebuds and acts as a nice foundation for the hops. As the first wave of maltiness fades, the hops with a citrusy burst of intensity that adds a nice twist to the malts. The hops linger before fading back into the malts at the end of the sip. A decent drink, much better than I remember it being.

M: The mouthfeel is restrained, compared to most Lagunitas ales that I've had. I like the hop bite that pops up midway through.

D: This is a good offering, the taste is mild (relatively speaking). A nice sessioner.

akorsak, Dec 16, 2007
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear polished copper color with a creamy tan/yellow head and a sea of tiny bubbles rising through the body.

S- The smell of light toasted malt with a slight sweetness and a slight dry note to the pale malt after that has some complexity.

T- The taste of toasted malt with a slight sweetness is followed by a slight dry pale malt, like the smell, and a grapefruit bitter earthy hop finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium-full with a creamy texture.

D- This beer is smooth and light which makes it pretty drinkable but not to complex.

rhoadsrage, Jul 09, 2006
Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The word "Censored" stands out on the bottle. I'm trying to figure out what word would be so bad that they would have black it out; something's written beneath that block. Well, on to the beer:

In color, it's copper to bronze, crowned with a soapy head. Subtle aroma of tropical fruit makes way for esters. This amber ale is a good one packed with flavor. It starts with fruity esters and ends with a punch of hop flavor in the back, leaving biscuity notes on the palate in the aftertaste. Quite tasty. I'll be coming back for more of this later.

DoubleJ, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

As per the label this pours a clear copper colored ale with a tan to off white head.

Smell is malty and fruity with a scent of peaches and apricots to it. Noticeable alcohol scent carries spicy and woody hops smells. Quite a unique scent for a non-fruit beer.

Taste is not sweet as expected from the scent. Flavor is neutral and mild with a tame hop aftertaste. Some woody flavors after a while. Frankly this is under flavored. What a disappointment it looks and smells so good.

Mouthfeel is a little thin.

Drinkability is OK but I really expected a more outstanding beer. Worth a try but the hairy eyeball tastes better.

Zorro, Oct 08, 2005
Photo of jdhilt
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cream, one finger-head that goes slowly leaving a decent lace. Nice clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is slightly hoppy. Starts with a mix of hops and malt, finish has a hoppy/soapy edge. Some bitter aftertaste but not bad. $1.60 for a 12oz from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, May 09, 2005
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ejimhof, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
2.7/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz single bottle into a pint glass. Never tried this one before lets see what's what.

A- The label does not lie, this has a deep copper appearance to it, striking bronze at times. A steady pour yielded 2 fingaz of semi dark tan dense foam, well not that dense as it's dying down quickly. Some flimsy spots of lace.

S- The smell is not all that appealing. Getting some aroma hops and some roasted malts, but this rank rust type smell, well it says copper on the label, so there.

T- Caramel is there from the malt and some bittering hops that are fairly light. Malt forward definatly. As in smell the copper is there in taste as well. OK maybe not copper but some type of rust, off type flavor. Maybe it's just the label saying copper on it, maybe it's the bottle, maybe im losing my mind?

M- Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Mouthfeel is probably this beer's saving grace?

D- Lagunitas makes good beer, but not in this one. I kind of find myself getting similar flavor profiles in some offerings, perhaps the house ingredients. This is pretty light on alcohol so could be a nice session beer, maybe i'll give it another go on tap if I see it.

BARFLYB, May 03, 2009
Photo of mothman
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a stub and herbs on cask.

Poured into pint glass. Pours 1 finger of creamy head. Good retention and nice lace Color is copper amber.

Aroma: Caramel malts, very faint grassy hops. Not to much to the aroma.

Taste: Very big smooth malt flavor. Caramel and bready. Some citrus fruits blended in.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy for a big rd. Hardly any bitterness. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends wih a slight dry hoppy aftertaste.

Overall, not a bad red. Not very hoppy which I really enjoyed. My pint is going moderately fast, but only 1 for me.

mothman, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/26/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malts; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Slight amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice amber ale. All around good balance of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by matt9875. Thanks Matt!

The beer is copper hued with a quarter inch of off white head. The aroma brings a touch of fruit and some sweet malts. Bready with a touch of hop character in the finish. Medium bodied with subtle alcohol. Overall, this was ok.

Huhzubendah, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep copper color, some carbonation, small head, nice lacing though. Scents of malt, hops, fruits, and some caramel. Nice taste, kinda sweet, dry finish. Medium body. Very drinkable, but to call this a ASA is a bit to far I think. It's a nice brew, alcohol hidden very well, but not sure if I'll buy again.

Wasatch, Dec 06, 2005
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Gonzoillini, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of ppoitras
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single at The Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the clear amber brew. Head lasts reasonably well, but shows minimal lacing. Aroma is deeply of malts husks, with some light hops presence. Taste follows the nose to a T, with the solid grain husks giving way to a slight sourness, and then quickly switching a slight hops crispness. Mouthfeel and drinkability are excellent, especially for such a strong abv brew. Check this one out.

ppoitras, Feb 10, 2005
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Mebuzzard, Jul 28, 2014
Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,254 ratings.