Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.81/5
Very Good
937 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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...

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-04-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,891
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
937
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
234
Trade:
0
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Photo of Mcb99d
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GTC138
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mugs1789
2.26/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

[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

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Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelseyr713
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefz1
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robotic_being
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigedal60
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckthehog
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

If Bud Light had sex with sweet tarts.
Pretty damn good...it’s Lagunitas, after all.

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Photo of rickyfinn
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

All paramaters a go. The buttermilk of beers. Parenthesis, exponentials, multiplication, division,
addition, subtraction...all there.

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Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KShophead
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdubya
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hotcupofclark
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden colour, medium head with short retention.Good lace.
Aroma is faint, sour, lemon, pine.
Medium body, creamy texture, good carbonation. Sour finish.
Taste of lemon, pine, hops, grass.
Good, not exceptional.

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Photo of JayQue
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A fairly mild and inconspicuous Amer. Wild Ale. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a flute glass. Nicely carbonated, clear gold color with a big delicately bubbly white head and bubbly patches of lacing all over the glass. Aroma is very faint, a little tartness and a little hoppiness. Taste is pleasant enough, but still fairly mild. Very little tartness and funk, some mild maltiness and a little bitterness (from wheat and hops). Mouthfeel is pretty good, nicely carbonated and a little bitterness. Would make a good summer thirst quencher, but nothing that memorable.

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Photo of Tone
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, hint of lemongrass, hint of spicy hops, hint of yeast, and a slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated tartness. Tastes of wheat, hint of salt, pale malt, floral hops, hint of spicy hops, and slight bacterial funk. Overall, good blend, appearance, aroma, and good light body.

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Photo of Spluger
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 937 ratings