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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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Ratings: 2,731 |  Reviews: 890
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of MeowTom
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Burnish Copper, with a a light fluffy white head to it.

S- A light hoppy citrous combination.

T- Crispy light malty flavor. The hops are light at first, but the more I drink it the stronger the hops come through with a little bit of alcohol flavor coming through.

M- Nice carbonation and light body to it.

O- A nice wonderful light beer.

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Photo of davidblack
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JKerfman
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not the most sudsy of beers. It can barely get up a foam cap, however thin. But the mouthfeel is spritzy and medium bodied. A robust sort of feel with a darker flavor and a touch of butter.

Maltier than many in this category, as you would expect from Lagunitas. A pleasant lip-smacking sweetness to starty. Some hops, but more of the earthy flavor that shades into spoiled fruit. A touch of the winey taste with some dark roasted malt.

Kind of the hairless dog of amber ales. Less of the bite and more of the malt. From the 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dorf
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of KuehneBe
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RobertJBeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of pentasyllabic
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Gabany
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Deivos
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Irrationalist
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of mscudder
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Pours amber with a small light head. Nothing too special going on here.

S - Very soft on the nose. The most prominent aroma is of some warm biscuits followed by a bit of sweetness. Behind this there are some earthy scents; some yeast and a minimal amount of caramel.

T - A bit of everything here, all in subtle, conservative quantities. A bit of apple sweetness, some light hop bitterness, and even some malts to make it more complex. The end of the brew has some notes of toffee and tea, which I find very nice and make this highly drinkable. For a red, this is just a damn good beer.

M - At first this presents itself with a fairly large creamy body, but it dissipates quite quickly. Leaves a milky-like feeling behind. Carbonation is pretty good, enhancing the beer with a little extra pop.

O - For the style, Lagunitas has produced yet another fine beer. The ABV is beautifully hidden. This is among the best in the style, and while subtle, this beer certainly is worth some attention. Its complexity is unique and when you are seeking a light, non-lager for the evening, I cannot see one going wrong with a few of these.

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Photo of harrymel
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled last week of January
Pours amber with an etched mirror surface and excellent clarity. Smells richly of malts, toffee, caramel and hints of tea. Herbal hops are subtle and pleasant. Flavor follows through with an herbal, sweet malt profile. Hints of tea and toffee - nice flavor for an amber, one of the better I've had. medium bodied with average carb on the style. Really a great amber ale.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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

A: Deep brown with a very slight amber hue. A nice bumpy head that leaves behind a wall of lacing. Neat.

S: Caramel wrapped malts, lightly sweet. Somewhat mild.

T: Slightly hoppy, a little bitter. A little fruit - a little apple.

M: Smooth and milky at first followed by very nice prickly carbonation. Nice medium body.

O: Hard to go wrong with Lagunitas. Though this isn't as good as some of the others I've had, it's still better than most ambers on the market. I only wish I knew what was behind the "CENSORED" label.

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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light copper hue with a big, billowing head; lacing is good

S: Sweet and malty: biscuits, toast, grains, grasss, hay, even some earthy barnyard aromas; interesting malty, grainy presence

T: Slightly sweet and malty but a grainy, bready, musty, malt presence is at the core; there is also some tea leaves and subtle toffee and caramel on the finish

F: Medium, creamy body with great, even mouthfeel

O: A complex malty, rich, yet drinkable beer; fairly high alcohol for the style but masked well

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2,731 ratings
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