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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,188 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,188
Reviews: 832
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 129 | 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 hoppymeal


3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours copper to light gold in color and clear with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, there is a little honey grapiness, and rich date smell, a swirl also produces a lemon aroma. Taste is nice sugary maltiness, cereal, a little yeasty with a little lemon and honey. Beer finishes with a slightly dry grassy hoppiness. Nice medium and slightly chewy body from the malts. I was a little lost at times as to what this beer was trying to be, but it was fairly drinkable, and the large malt bill was enjoyable.

07-29-2006 22:06:31 | More by hoppymeal
Photo of JMad


3.73/5  rDev 0%

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Smells like caramel malt and dried fruits, nice and sweet scent.

Tastes like it smells, just a hint of bitterness. a lot of maltiness.

Very smooth almost creamy. Can hardly feel any carbonation.

This beer is very drinkable, I might smash this whole 6 pack faster than i really wanted too.

06-11-2010 22:46:07 | More by JMad
Photo of Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-29-2011 03:15:23 | More by Brushkanna
Photo of alelover


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-13-2013 19:04:46 | More by alelover
Photo of DruC4


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-18-2012 21:06:18 | More by DruC4
Photo of Beerswag


3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-21-2013 02:57:57 | More by Beerswag
Photo of ferrari29


4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-26-2011 16:58:41 | More by ferrari29
Photo of ale207


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2014 15:37:28 | More by ale207
Photo of zenithberwyn


4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-27-2013 06:57:21 | More by zenithberwyn
Photo of GeezLynn


3.33/5  rDev -10.7%

Though I haven't been overly impressed with Lagunitas in the past, the "rich copper ale" description on the label reeled me in.

A: Copper/red, good clarity with a brief white head.

S: Caramel malt with light tropical hops. Smells like it could be sweet.

T: Similar to aroma. Caramel malt body, with light citrus hops coming in a little heavier than in the smell. Also a little bitter pine. Not overly sweet, but more than I like in his style.

M: Medium body and level of carbonation. Carbonation is satisfyingly prickly.

Overall, not what I look for in this type of beer. Flavor had too much sweet fruitiness detracting from the bready characters. On the positive side, mouthfeel was clean and crisp.

12-10-2010 04:39:47 | More by GeezLynn
Photo of TicoCali


3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-05-2012 04:38:56 | More by TicoCali
Photo of beermanbrian


3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

Amber color. Almost no head and no lacing. OK level of carbonation bubbles. Malty smell with an alcohol overtone. Taste follows suit. Bready, malty flavor. Some spiceyness - maybe a little pumpkin. I just don't know about this beer, there's nothing bad about it, but not anything that stands out either. Worth a try, and i'd have another. Kind of reminds me of Rogue Dead Guy Ale for some reason.

09-07-2006 00:53:28 | More by beermanbrian
Photo of jmich24


3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured into Duvel Tulip

A: Copper color, on finger light tan head. Some lacing.
S: Nothing spectacular here. Malty, sweet carmel, a little nutty and a touch citus hops.
T: Very malty as expected, but finishes with a nice bit of bitterness to balance it out.
M: Medium mouth feel, little lingering bitterness is nice.
D: This has very good drinkability due the hop bitterness that balances this brew out at the end.

Very nice for the style. Love that they didnt short us on the hops.

02-21-2011 21:50:35 | More by jmich24
Photo of KiMiRaiK


4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-20-2013 05:44:10 | More by KiMiRaiK
Photo of MPSTARR


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2014 20:07:51 | More by MPSTARR
Photo of SargeC


4.2/5  rDev +12.6%

Appearance: Copper-gold color with an impressive golden-tan head.

Smell: caramel, sweet malt, butterscotch and alcohol.

Taste: Smooth complex malt flavor. Excellent blend of smoky and sweet malt flavors. Low hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a clean finish for an ale.

Drinkability: Good session ale. It has an excellent amount of flavor coupled with an amazing cleanliness for an ale.

12-10-2007 04:24:55 | More by SargeC
Photo of scootercrabb


4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-04-2012 11:07:19 | More by scootercrabb
Photo of Thrasher


3.58/5  rDev -4%

A rich copper with good head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar and caramel. The beer begins with sweet malts, with quite a lot of brown sugar flavor, some maple syrup. A very slight roastiness and smokiness is apparent, but it is way down, deep down in there. The hops come along, with bright pine flavors to keep the beer from being too sweet. The alcohol mostly invisible, flavorwise, but there is definitely some spiciness happening here. The yeast adds a rich, buttery element that works nicely with the malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and full, with a slight prickliness. This is a fine, healthy brew, but like Lagunitas' other strong beers, I have to question why this has so much alcohol. To my tastes, it only serves to mask the flavor somewhat. It's like a blurry lens over the beer. Otherwise, this is a good, rich tasting red ale with an interesting and pleasing amount of hoppiness. I suppose one could give this strong beer good scores for drinkability, but I have chosen not to because I found the first sip to be the best-tasting, and each subsequent sip not quite as good.

05-23-2004 06:11:07 | More by Thrasher
Photo of Golden2wenty1


3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.

Pours a light, clear amber with 1-2 fingers of soapy khaki head.

Nose shows the familiar "Lagunitas" brand of hops, sharp and bitter but without the juicy grapefruit or pine that I enjoy in a hoppy ale. Instead they are leafy and bitter, with a husky caramel malt finish.

Taste is a little more nuanced than most of their other offerings that I've tried. Booze, and Lagunitas hops rounded out by a nice biscuity caramel malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with sharp, biting carbonation.

Much more drinkable than some of their other stuff but I've yet to be too impressed by any of it. This is a big, beefed-up "So-Cal" amber and it does what it's trying to do fairly well.

07-18-2006 21:41:51 | More by Golden2wenty1
Photo of changeup45


3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours an amber/copper (go figure) color with some head that does settle down to almost nothing. Aroma is caramel malts with floral hops secondary with nothing really over-powering but it's nice. Medium-bodied and a pretty good tasting brew. The flavor starts off with malts, some fruits, honey, then turns to slightly bitter hoppiness to a dry, slightly spicy finish. Solid. Nicely balanced and a good mix of malts and hops. No problem getting this one again.

08-27-2008 01:27:03 | More by changeup45
Photo of BeerDawgs


3.88/5  rDev +4%

A - Red, naturally, with lots of clarity. Not much head or lace left on the glass

S - Malt forward. Brown sugar, raisons and licorice.

T - Very sweet. Malt forward again, like the smell, but a slight hop after taste kick. Fairly well balanced.

M - Smooth. Thin bodied. Light carbonation

O - It tastes like a winter warmer. Very tasty. Well done for the style.

06-03-2012 00:22:01 | More by BeerDawgs
Photo of blknikon


3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-07-2013 23:53:09 | More by blknikon
Photo of mcdsports


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-21-2012 17:55:54 | More by mcdsports
Photo of Nage37


3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-04-2012 18:33:47 | More by Nage37
Photo of Sturmthis


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-21-2013 22:55:48 | More by Sturmthis
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