Censored | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
35 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice copper color with an off-white head but a huge amount of floating chunks of yeast. Not at all appealing.
Aroma is big on toffee and caramel notes.
Tastes pretty good. Biscuits and toffee with a nice bitter bite at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium and fairly well carbonated.
Not bad but the floaties were not pleasant. Won't buy again.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jasonjlewis
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger head with decent retention and a clear red color. No date on the bottle.

There is a faint smell but a good smell of biscuity malts. Hop presence is hard to detect and the biscuityness is not too strong. It seems like this will be a tame amber ale.

There is a biscuity maltiness and a slight bit of toastiness. The caramel malts provide a decent sweetness that is cut by some tame hops. This is sort of a straightforward, sessionable amber ale.

The mouthfeel is pretty smooth and the malts are a little creamy. I just take off some points here because the taste isn't quite 4.0.

This is a sessionable amber that I could make a night out of. Give it a try.

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Photo of sliverX
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

presented with a deep copper brown pint with a thick 1/8 head with plenty of lacing
smell is sweet malt with a hint of citrus hops
taste is big and malty but very balanced out with pineapple and citrus hops
mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied
drinkability is absolutely wonderful will be looking for this in bottles

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Photo of AsburyParkJMH
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice looking copper colour with a fairly thick head that leaves a pretty good amount of residue on the glass.

The aroma is first and foremost sweet: caramel wit ha touch of general candy. There are some piney, forest-like hop notes along with some earthy malt aromas as well.

The flavour hits on the aromas but also brings in a bit more of a floral and/or citrus characteristic. It's nice but a bit too sweet at times. Caramel is definitely still present along with mild earth notes and even a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit chewy at times.

This one wasn't bad but, as mentioned, overly sweet in places. Nothing bad about this one per se, and in fact it's quite good overall, but it does need a bit of restraint in the sweetness area.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of doucmehu
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of swgwilt
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of NappyB
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

It pours a slightly hazy coppery amber. A finger of off-white head flattens soon to frothy surface pips. Fingers of lacing trace the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings a light air of toasted malt along with a floral hop perfume. A mellow spiciness drifts softly as well, in time with an understated tempo of alcohol.

Upon tasting, the malt is considerably more assertive, flashing toasty sweet and with touches of caramel and distant berry, or maybe cherry. A very casual hop florality and spiciness pairing flits peripherally. The finish is a straightforward march to a dry, lingering bitterness. It's very simple, and quite tasty for that simplicity.

Between light and medium bodied, it manages to lay feathery on the palate in a pillowy coating.

OK, so maybe this won't exactly stand out in a crowd, but it's certainly enjoyable while you're drinking it. It's not the kind of profile that conjures fond memories later on, but the fun is in the here and now. The easy nature and mellow elements, not to mention the well-disguised ABV, make this a pleasure to drink. So if nothing else, I'll remember I like it enough to willingly have it again.

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Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of match1112
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of irishkyle21
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a fluffy light head. Nice lacework and retention. Has a rich amber/copper color.

Smells of sweet malt, toffee, fruits and citric floral hops.

Tastes of caramel malt, spices, earthy hops (with a bit of citrus). Scores big in the drinkability department.

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Photo of Mortarforker
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Great beer,well balanced and easy drinkin'.CHEERS!

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Photo of kimcgolf
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Taco Mac. Pored to a deep amber color with thick off-white head that lasted long and left very good lacing up and down the glass. Pleasant malty aroma blended with a touch of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel was full and tingly, and the taste was a continuation of the malt-hop blend.

This all led to a finish that was long and good. This was another very fine offering by Lagunitas.

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Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degres

Pours a clear copper color. One-finger head of foam, which has a slight tan tint. Not much retention or lacing to speak of.

A nice level of maltiness comes through. Hints of caramel and brown sugar. Very slight hop notes.
A light, subdued, nose.

The taste is better. Sweet malty kiss. Light citrus and tropical fruit notes. Sweet hints of honey. Light toffee presence. The finish is of bitter hops. Kind of out-of-place here, and not welcome.

Middle-of-the-road medium body. Carbonation level is okay, but could benefit from some 'tweaking'.

I'm sure that this one would be a great session beer. Probably for a lot of people. Just not for me. The bitter hop finish kills what is otherwise a very nice brew.

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