Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
846 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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
Ratings:
846
Reviews:
208
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
196
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 846 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of riderwbd
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

I tried this on tap at Peachtree served chilled in a pint.

The color is golden with good clarity and white head with good retention and fine bead. The smell is herbal from the hops with a light sour scent. The feel is good a nice mix of slightly sour elements with mild bitterness and refreshing level of carbonation with low sweetness.

The taste gets better as it warms -up front the hops come through which was a little unexpected but mid palate some subtle sour flavors like tangy green apple are more evident. I like the hop flavor which is subtle enough to support without dominating or creating a strange contrasting taste. I would recommend this to those who enjoy kettle soured beers - I think this is a tasty sour beer that is not too intensely sour to be enjoyed

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes taken 09/10/16:

A clear golden amber, just gorgeous in this flimsy flute. Wispy, delicate, fine-foamed white head of lower-moderate retention. Amazing hoppy aroma, doesn’t seem “sour” at all, just resin, rind, and, of course, mango and orange and passion fruit. Very seductive, especially if you like West Coast IPAs. Fruity-tart (especially lemon) to the extreme (well, for beer, but there are many more sours that are...more sour), with otherwise crackery palate, but in perfect balance with fruity, rindy, even soapy hops. Finish ranges from vinous to bready to crackery to rindy and peppery, but is semi-clean. Much less IPA-like to taste, but still decent hopping, albeit dry-hopping. Light body, creamy, loaded with extra fine spritz. Glad I got to not only try this beer, but procure a six-pack for under $10.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow with a white fluffy but thin blanket.

Smell is funky cheese, sweet tarts, and, unfortunately, some septic system.

Taste is lemon water, orange zest, lightly sour yet bitter with somewhat liberal hopping.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from New Seasons.

A clear light orange with a thin, white head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing. The nose is a blend of mildly sweet honey, a moderate yogurty lactic acid bite and a bright citrus hop character that takes on a chalky note in conjunction with the lactic acid. Mildly floral as well. The palate opens tart and lactic with quite a bit of yogurt, a mild cereal flavor, a little toast and some dry hop flavor. A little grassy and quite citrusy, and a little chalky, the flavors are decent. Drying, tart and mildly sweet on the finish, this beer is light in body and moderately carbonated. Solid stuff

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Photo of bdk1417
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The more I drink it and the more it warms up the less I like it.

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

Photo of mntlover
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a white head that falls to scum with some good lacing.

Aroma is nice wonderful hops very good aroma from the dry hopping. Very fruity and sweet on top with the sour brett notes ( ok know its Lactobacillus) notes hiding underneath the great hop nose. Kind of reminds me of Little Brett.

Taste is nice big tart notes a little fruity but since its dry hopped not much hop flavor to balance it out.
Maybe touches of sweetness form the malt but mainly just tart. Eh not bad but the nose had me wishing they threw some hops in for good measure.

Mouthfeel is light not sure if its the tartness or the carbonation but it seems bubbly .

Overall eh getting to be fall so don't see me picking up more of these maybe in the summer. Would be better with some hops in the brew kettle. That being said the nose is great.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bonns42
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lemon citrus aroma, with a bit of pine. Very tart flavor, with lemons and limes, a little bit of bread through the middle and a surprisingly piney, hoppy finish. Really refreshing and tasty. It would be really nice on the deck in the summer.

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Photo of DougT
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jscheuf
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Slarson7
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - light gold
S - fruity hops, slightly acidic
T - assertive bitterness, lightly tart
M - dances on the palate
O - Very refreshing and quaffable. Loved it

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Photo of cgrunin
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hessian257
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 846 ratings.
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