Jimthechap (2056) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a lush red-amber coloured a with a good thick white head that appears to have had a think about hanging around and is slowly deciding against it. Aromas of good dessert malt: caramel, nectarine tart tatin, biscuits, golden syrup and toffee. All of this suggests that it smells sweet, but it isn’t that sweet. It is luscious though, like a busty winking redhead.
Succumb to its charms and it rewards you with a lovely toffeeish kiss. It is like gorgeous roasty caramels on autumnal fruits. In other words, that busty redhead has drawn you aside and don’t make any plans for being clothed for an hour or so. Not the best analogy for beer consumption, but I qualify that by saying that this beer just demands your attention and a pint of this is never enough. It has all the elements of a sweet sessionable ale and if I can draw the comparison with a tryst with an auburn seductress, then I will... have... hmm. Yes.
May I have another?
adamnowek (643) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper colour. Big malty start and a nice hoppy finish. Woody aroma. Smooth finish.
Carlos87 (25) - - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich copper color with a light head. A nice hop and malt start with a hoppy finish. Pretty decent.
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cagou007 (549) - FRANCE - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Brooklyn-- Pours deep clear copper with thin white head. Nose is a nice mix of spices. Aromas are roasted malts, burnt caramel, pine resin, some resin. Medium body, lively carbonation. Long sweet and roasty finish.
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ffbot (57) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice hoppy and alcohol smell, some clove and leather aromas. Pours a dark orange brown, medium dissipating head. Large robust mouthfeel, slightly burns from the taste and the alcohol. Dry finish almost, a very nice hoppy forefront backed with the various spices that make it fade away pleasantly. I loved it.
Larry_Duffman (84) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours copper with a thick off-white head and lacing. It looks really nice. The aroma was malt. I was disappointed by this. The taste was malt and bitter. It was underwhelming. It is drinkable though. The palate was creamy. I expected more from this.
Dorkenstein (116) - - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet caramel and mango/peach aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malts and mango/peach/passion fruit.
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Anyone who thinks Lagunitas can only make West Coast hop bombs or big, assertive strong ales needs to give Censored a try. Censored pours about as coppery as copper-colored beers can be and has a lovely amber glow in direct light. Head is full, fluffy, and leaves behind lots of lacing. My gripe with Censored, if I had to pick one, is that it’s not very aromatic. You get a whiff of the rich malt, but it doesn’t do justice until you taste it. Lots of caramel and some spicy hops. Whether you love Lagunitas (like me) or you’ve been turned off by their more aggressive beers, you’ll probably find something you like about Censored.
northropfrye (2763) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish colour, white head. Quite malty, with a touch of hops, reminded me a good quality English bitter. Not bad.
chinchill (2982) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pours a deep reddish amber color with smallish tan head. Head has good retention but leaves little lacing.
Smell & Taste: The roasted malt component has a darker aroma than expected, and it smells a tad darker than it tastes. Good balance of malts and hops, for style, so that the sweet and toasty malts are accompanied by spicy and floral hoppy notes. Very lightly smokey and a bit earthy.
M: Nice creamy head; medium body; smooth; well carbonated.
O: A very flavorful, well-balanced and aromatic red ale.
tmongoose (1663) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared, pours a copper colored with white head. Malty biscuit nose with some grassy/floral hops. The flavor for an amber is an amber. Nothing spectacular about it other than its one of the better ambers I have tried. Medium malt base with that sneaky bit of hops in the middle. Overall quite drinkable.