Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
899 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:
#15,027
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
899
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
217
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 899 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow and very hazy with good foam and lacing. Smells sweet like candy, has a sour scent. Taste is nice, a light tart citrus hits you its like a diluted candy feel, mild sour and hops, somehow it works and is pretty tasty overall. Was not sure the sour would balance but it works out well and is a fine beer to drink on a hot day or to dice up heavy beers.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of DrBier
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale amber producing an aggressive, moderately lasting, shaving cream foam, white head that leaves a soap bubble, clumpy ring of lace around the top 3/4 inch of the glass & streaks that reach down to link with the dense surface collar. Aroma is bread, pie crust, caramel candy green apple, pineapple, grapefruit & lemon wrapped around a medicinal note. Taste is divergent from the nose being less balanced as the hops & tart notes overpower the malt. The flavor profile is bitter/sour grapefruit, green apple, ale yeast, a little tropical fruit with a Gose like brine (strange because there is no mention of salt in this brew) developing in the finish. Overall there is only a hint of pale malt. The brew is slightly phenolic in the finish & aftertaste. Further, a note of not quite ripe, astringent persimmon opens in the finish & intensifies in the aftertaste. Throughout the first half of the sip there is a loose balance of sweet & sour with sour becoming more dominant in a lightly acidic drying finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, mouth coating, prickly & astringent with tongue numbing hoppiness. Unique & complex but the taste to a small degree & the mouthfeel to a larger degree are a little detracting. I would buy this again but intermittently. I think this is one of those beers you will either like or dislike with little middle ground.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear pale golden beer with a silky smooth white head. Tart lemon and green apple notes on the nose with more lemon and lime zest in the forefront of this gruitytsrt beer. A light creamy grain flavor accentuates the tart acidic taste, but there is a whole lot of vinegar texture that isn't balanced off that well. I definitely felt this beer needed more body to balance the finish.

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Photo of jsh420
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CYee
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NEOdrinker
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurphDog14
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ParkbrauFan
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured a nice copper. Nice sour and hoppy combo odor. On first i was not too thrilled. I let the other 5 bottles sit. Tonite, 8 months later I pour and let the head melt away. The taste that greeted me was much different than before. The hops and tartness now seemed perfectly blended pine and citrus tickling the tongue. Wouldn't think age would have helped, but it works for me.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaz0id
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ivybrit
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AMCimpi
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright, tart fruits and some floral hops.

Tastes of the tart fruits layered over a bit of grainy malt. Fruity notes lead off with tart apples, cherries, and some lemon. Malts come next with some graininess and a bit of sweetness. Hops add next with some grass and floral notes. Fruity tartness lingers through the finish a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is interesting, but I feel like there could be a bit more sweetness to tie everything together better.

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Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 899 ratings
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