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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 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%

Photo of Dave2234
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jkane101
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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Photo of JandJMD
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of brureview
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I served the poured at a lower than recommended temp- at about 41F.
The beer has better tasting and aroma notes at the lower temp.

Color: a beautiful copper color with a 2 finger head which resolves to about 1 finger.

Aroma: Light cloves and spice. I was surprised at the aroma- most American amber ales are not spicy, and the aroma enhances the overall character of the beer.

Good carbonation indicative of the style- tangy and puckering on the tongue.

Lightly and pleasantly bitter at 35 IBUs.

The taste, like the aroma, is different for this style: tangy orange, citrus, grapefruit.

Overall- a solid red ale. This beer is far more enjoyable than the typical American Amber- it has good flavor: fruit and spice.

The spice and fruit fades with warming. A colder temperature will bring out a good aroma and taste, and also a special tang. Stemware is recommended.

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Photo of Mojo
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MPSTARR
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JimGlonke
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of EdFed
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docer
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is "CENSORED" not UN..

Found a 6'er @ an oddball grocery in Portland on the way to Airport Way towards the airport. I saw the Uncensored here on the site... but not this bottled 6'er of censored... so I added it.

- Dark new copper penny color with mild head as poured at a 45 deg. angle into a 8oz. tall glass... thin white head that vanished quickly..mild lacing.

- Coppery caramel malt.. sharp bitter hop bite.. grain/barley.. little bit of fruit and banana.. bit of a woody scent... oak..

- Strong malt and barley flavor with a bitter hop flare.. chewy.. and slightly oily..

- Dry.. bit chewy, and bubbly.. but not bad..

- Easy to drink, sits heavy though.. filling and bubbly... and I am wondering if I am the only guy that actually found a sixer of the 'censored' rich copper ale?

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Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BeerManDan
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured it was clear dark amber in color with a red hue. There was some white foam and a fair amount of lace on the side of the glass. The smell of malts and hops filled the nose with a pleasant aroma. The taste was of lighty roasted malts and spice with tart slightly piney hop flavor. Nicely balanced with the malts, spice and hops.

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Photo of bruachan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

copper color, indeed. there's a nice head up there, too—custardy

hoppy aroma. american, but not cascade, centennial, amarillo, columbus...simcoe? crystal? sweet caramel and brown sugar also in the aroma

sweet enough, but not cloying, and the finish is fairly dry. it's a milder version of the style, but i appreciate the balance and restraint, though the malt profile is not complex. the bitterness is minty and piney

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Photo of Dewsby
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy dark copper/amber in color with an off-white head and good lacing. floaties are present, which detracts a bit from the appearance. aromas of toffee, caramel, and burnt sugar dominate, with some resiny pine and fruitcake notes. taste was a rather rich, bready caramel malt profile balanced by a moderate hop bitterness, overall a bit on the malty side. medium-bodied with a spritzy, lively carbonation. overall a very well done session beer, and i'm sure this is great fresh at the brewery.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of avaldivia
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown appearance with a head about two finger wide. Very nice retention and lacing.

S: Malty. Very rich smell with only a slight floral, hoppy aroma.

T: Malty sweetness that is really nice. Very caramely which ends with just a nice hint of alcohol.

M: For me, it was a bit thick. Still enjoyable.

O: Excellent amber ale. Very enjoyable and considering how easily available it is, this is a beer I pick up quite often.

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Photo of Camjmorton
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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