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Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
880 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:
#14,304
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
880
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
209
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 880 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Im4jojo
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm really sold on this beer. A sour with upfront taste of tart fruit that stays on the tongue. Beautiful big head dissolves into a thick lacing. Nice fruity bouquet. I enjoyed this in a snifter to experience the full aroma and taste of this beer.

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Photo of tpaquette
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zoollie
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Punicus
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say. I would make this my everyday beer if it were as cheap as Bud or Coors!

This is exactly what I want in a sour beer. Thanks Lagunitas for the great beer. If you see this in stores; grab it, drink it, love it.

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Photo of Mace69
4.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Okay, I love this beer. Sour mash wonderful. First try and I'm hooked. That's the sign of a good beer. I must say, it's not for everyone. But I'm definitely hooked.

My beer snob friends may disagree.... but taste and preference are well at play here. LOVE

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Photo of shauun176
4.8/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lahey
4.79/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aunt Sally is the only sour beer that I've truly enjoyed. Ived tried a few sours, but none matched the flavor and body.

I've noticed that most sours seem thin to me. Sally has nice body to it, and the sourness is like a cherryish kind of sour. Other beers have sourness, but no real flavor to go with it. Just sour water.
I really enjoy this one, though it's been a while since trying it. Hence, not very articulate tasting notes. It's a unique and delicious beer that i recommend. Like a sour patch kid and wheat beer had a baby:-)

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4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkonte
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewLip6
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnnye1981
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CaliforniaJohnson
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Papagoose
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AndreRus
4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sour goodness! It tastes waaay too sour at first. But while you're getting used to it other flavor come through. Can definitely enjoy it once in awhile.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stanzy1
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grupatre
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kazahkstan
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12 Oz slowly into an IPA glass
Look: Poured a golden orange with a thick, white head. Plenty of carbonation in this beer. Body is pale, nearly transparent- no haze or sediment here.
Smell: Potent hop character. Spicy, dank, pine, and citrus. Very sweet and spicy- you can smell the bitterness in this one.
Taste: Initial sourness puckers the mouth. Sourness leads into an intense orange/grapefruit citrus- very sweet and quite bitter. Slight pine hop tastes cohere with the bright citrus tastes. Hops are a lot less prominent on the palate than they are on the nose. Taste mellows into a lingering light malt taste, with a residue of strong sour citrus.
Feel: Feels very watery and refreshing. Dry notes linger but are overtaken by wateriness. The mouthfeel is significantly lighter than the taste would suggest. This feels more like you're drinking a sour, which tend to be very light.
Overall: Half sour ale + half pale ale, this brew is a beautiful combination of hoppy and sour. If you're not big on regular sours, like me, this one will likely strike your fancy. Even if you're not a fan of this style of beer, it's worth a try just for it's unique character. Drink in hot weather for better refreshment.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

slightly less than golden and a little hazy. This beer was tart, sour and hoppy all rolled into one. A perfect sour ale on nice hot day. Goes down smooth

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Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 880 ratings
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