Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
946 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:
#20,495
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
946
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
236
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 946 |  Reviews: 230
Photo of Shenk87
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pvibeer
4.73/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of twax
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sashmont
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of sunnovgoat
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Spiceepicklez
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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

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Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 946 ratings