Aunt Sally
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #912
Ranked #20,695
3.8 | pDev: 10.79%
Yesterday at 04:05 AM
Feb 04, 2016
Very Good
Aunt SallyAunt Sally
Notes: A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale. We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what's the difference? It's sweet, tart, and sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally's out there, You know who you are...
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3.5 by JHeard79 from North Carolina on Yesterday at 04:05 AM
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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by griffinwelsh

Tart, smooth and modestly sour. This is my favorite beer by a large margin. I bought a full size keg when they discontinued Sally and only regret not buying two...

May 04, 2022
4.03 by bismarksays from Iowa on Jan 10, 2022
3.23 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 04, 2021
3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 17, 2021
1.84 by ItsYaBoyCreamy from Connecticut on Nov 09, 2020
3.49 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 16, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by osheamatth from New York

A nice mild sour for those not inclined to the funkier variety of sour beers. Pale in color with a flat head. Peachy nose with a hint of honeysuckle. Other stone fruits with a flowery palate. Nice follow through in the aftertaste.

Aug 01, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Slightly hazy light gold with short head. Soft aromas of tropical fruit, lemon candy, a little bread. Flavor is moderately tart, with subtle peach, pear, lemon, tropical, green apple, and light bready or crackery malt. There's a soft, almost warm sweetness that's really nice. Sharp carbonation, medium mouthfeel. It somehow doesn't strike me as the most refreshing sour, but it's very nicely balanced and really good.

Jul 21, 2019
3.81 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 24, 2019
4.51 by RedMak from California on Apr 22, 2019
2.79 by DKGreen from California on Feb 14, 2019
4 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2019
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3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Richardalways21 from Illinois

Sweet sour and disgusting.

Jan 10, 2019
3.12 by vheissu15 from North Dakota on Dec 31, 2018
3.79 by lrend13 from Wisconsin on Dec 29, 2018
3.98 by BerryKumquat from California on Dec 26, 2018
3.56 by dzag from Connecticut on Dec 22, 2018
3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 06, 2018
4.73 by pvibeer from Colorado on Nov 25, 2018
3.85 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey on Nov 22, 2018
3.43 by twax from Florida on Nov 16, 2018
4.48 by sashmont from New Jersey on Nov 16, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found.
Cloudy, straw colored body. Skiff of off white head settles back to partial cap and thin ring. Leaves behind a few scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma is subdued, with yeast sour and slightly sweet fruit.
Taste does not really express until the end half through the mouth. Has a dry, fizzy presence initially, and then the balance of sour/tart and sweet show up. The after taste is the best part with the dry yeast and slightly sweet fruit combining for a very balanced taste that is a total refreshment.
Medium mouth feel, and dry from the yeast. Good carbonation.
Professionally brewed beer that delivers on aroma, taste, and mouth feel. Totally refreshing. Taste is like a dry apricot/peach/pear that really delivers. Great for a change of pace from drinking hazy IPA's and heavy BA stouts.

Nov 15, 2018
4.27 by sunnovgoat from California on Nov 09, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by patre_tim from Thailand

Golden with a hint of haze and a finger of glassy white head.

Smells of dried green leaves, pineapple, and yellow jello.

Tastes of sour, dry green leaf, and pineapple.

Light body with little carbonation.

Got in SAC, drinking in Redding, Oct 23rd, 2018.

Oct 24, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Spiceepicklez from New York

While I am a sour enthusiast, this beer still leaves me relatively underwhelmed. It looks very pretty poured, with a great amount of head and foam, as well as a great color. However the smell tends to be underwhelming and one note, and when we progress to taste, it is still rather one note and a little sweet for me. Feel is what I would think a sour should be for this style. A good beer, but not amazing.

Oct 21, 2018
3.99 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GTC138 from North Carolina

Aunt Sally – Dry Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale – Lagunitas Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
Brewed in the honor of the real Aunt Sally, this is another fine brew from Lagunitas Brewing Company. This brew has a very sweet fragrance and is relatively sweet on the nose, with a slightly sour finish. This beer taste basically like some kind of sweet and sour candy. At 5.7% alcohol and 33 IBUs, this brew is very solid. Another fine beer from Lagunitas, remember life is uncertain, don’t sip.

Aug 26, 2018
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3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 24, 2018.

The color is golden amber with decent clarity and a quick lasting white head. Little to no lacing.

The aroma does not express itself in a tart-sour sort of way. Instead I pick up a citrus zest and some stale or papery breaded malts. I think I have an older bottle.

Smooth, medium body.

There is a little more of a tart bite in the taste but it is not very forward. I still get a breaded malt sweetness and mildly dry finish before I get anything sour or tart.

Aug 24, 2018
3.71 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Aug 13, 2018
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2.26/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
by mugs1789 from Maryland

Beautiful appearance; hazy with brilliant white head. Tart and funky but not in a quenching kind of way. A muddle of flavor. I did not enjoy this beer.

Aug 12, 2018
3.68 by sweetbrew82 from California on Aug 05, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear pale yellow color. Mild white head that faded quickly and left good lacing.

S---Powdered lemonade mix. Some lime. Definitely a sour feel.

T---Lemon. Sour apple. Lime. Some pine.

F---Juicy & wet. A mild pucker, but not like a full blown sour beer.

O---Seems like one to bang on a hot day. I'd like another, please.

Aug 03, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

[IMG] Poured on draft into 22 oz pint glass. Pours a cloudy yellow with plenty of thick lace left behind. 4

Smell is sour apple, lemon drop, hints of must, and biscuity grain. 3.75

Taste follows in actually isn’t bad, apple, lemon, must, basil, and pear. 3.75

Mouthfeel is maybe medium, plenty of life, not dry, and drinks fairly easy. 3.75

Overall this isn’t my cup of tea, but really I can kind of see the appeal. Nice for a tic anyway. 3.75

Jul 30, 2018
4 by jcarlosv from Florida on Jul 29, 2018
4.11 by kelseyr713 from New York on Jul 28, 2018
3.21 by chiefz1 from New York on Jul 28, 2018
3.85 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 18, 2018
3.81 by bigedal60 from Alabama on Jun 30, 2018
Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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