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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. stubby Lagunitas bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark, yet clear, amber with a 2 and a half finger off-white head. Retention is pretty good. Lively carbonation.

S: Smell is extremely fruity. I get heavy, heavy notes of dark fruits, tamarind, and a bit of sweet tea.

T: Umm..wow. Didn't know Lagunitas could even make a beer so devoid of hops as this. A lot of the notes from the nose continue into the taste. This beer is quite sweet, with notes of dark fruits and the sweet, sour, earthy taste of tamarind. 35 IBUs and doesn't taste anywhere near that. This brew is not bitter and all and is completely malt-forward, which is a nice change of pace for Lagunitas. Ends slightly fruity and has an unsweetened black tea taste going on.

M: Light-medium bodied with an ample carbonation. Feels like a session beer, even though the ABV says otherwise.

O: A very good, unexpected beer from Lagunitas. When I think of Lagunitas, I think of extremely overpowering hops and not a lot of complexity. This beer is the complete opposite of my presuppositions. It's extremely malty and has pretty much very little hop flavor to balance it out. This isn't a bad thing, however, as the maltiness lends an amazing complexity to this moderate ABV beer. I would buy this again on a brisk, cool late fall or early spring day.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank this out of a pint glass. Of course it's copper colored like the bottle says, and the creamy off white head looks like something any beer geek would want to cannonball into at anytime.

The aroma has a nice complex mixture of spices, (I swear I smell cinnamon and maybe allspice in here), caramel malt, raisins, and bready yeast.

The taste reminds me of a crusty fruit pie--can't pin down what kind of pie but it's a pie nonetheless. I also note some brown sugar, and maybe a Cherry Coke kind of flavor going on in this beer. The citrusy hops make for a nice snap at the end that balances things off just perfect.

The mouthfeel is light, smooth, mellow, and slightly boozy in a good kind of way.

Overall this is a great beer from one of the best West Coast breweries out there.

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