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Beer #118 – April 30, 2010: Censored

July 2, 2010

Beer: Censored

Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, California

Style: Copper Ale

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle

Price: $9.49 / six-pack

Availability: Year-round

Glassware: Glass mug

Strength: 5.9% ABV (alcohol by volume)

Drinkability: A good, sessionable brew… having tried this one a few times in past years, sometimes I love it, other times it’s a solid o.k.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Crystal-clear, copper hue with a big, frothy, white head and some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Not sure how else to describe it but a “sweet coppery malt” aroma with a tinge of pine

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a moderate fizzy carbonation

Taste: An initial raw sugar sweetness is followed by a tangy pine sap and woody sarsaparilla middle with slightly puckering tea bag tannins.  The finish is moderately minerally and slightly bitter.

Pairing: A good burger beer… even better with a little cheddar on top.

Trivia: The original name for this beer, “Kronic”, was rejected by the Federal ATF, so the brewery simply put “Censored” across the label to cover the name, and thus, the new name was born.

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