Monday, 15 September 2008

Review: Censored

Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Rating: B

Appearance: Color is, unsurprisingly, a rich copper. Almost red-tinted. Thinnish off-white head, with little retention. Some thin lacing.

Smell: Piney hops, with cool and subdued malt behind.

Taste: Caramel and grain, backed up by resinous hops. Well-balanced. Interesting, somewhat fruity finish. Not as much toast/biscuit as I like to see in American Ambers.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with small bubbles. Medium body. Slightly oily.

Drinkability: Quite nice, a good representative of what is for me an under-appreciated style. I'm very curious what the brewery's original name for this beer was, before they had to change it to [censored]!


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Hunter said...

Heh, good to know! I guess the TTB told them that name would encourage drug use?

I went to a He'brew tasting with the founder at Brickskeller and DC and one of the funny anecdotes he told was that they originally wanted the tagline to be "Don't pass out, passover" but the regulatory body said that encouraged excessive consumption. He wasn't sure what part of "don't pass out" they failed to comprehend.