Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
924 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:
#16,930
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
924
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 924 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of Hackattack
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a very tart granny smith type apple sour tasting beer with some hoppy notes and a bit of a malt balance in there. I did like it as a change from the norm. I would only drink this as a novelty beer, however.

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Photo of mltobin
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of golf4collet
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Retains carbonation well for tart, sour beer. Crisp and light. Sweet, fruity smell. Fruit sweet at front. Lactic, sour at back.

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Photo of Jodio
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cycle Brewing goblet.

A: Very clear gold with just a bit of chill haze. A good amount of visible carbonation, and a half-finger of white head with pretty good retention.

S: Lactic tart up, with lemon citric and orange hops and light cracker malts. A light Lactobacillus funk. Nice aroma, though not huge.

T: Juicy grapefruit, orange and tropical fruit hops. Mild Lacto funk again, but with a bigger lactic tartness and acidity. Light, crisp cracker malt backbone. A bite of pineapple near the end. It finishes with a moderate grapefruit bitterness and lactic tartness.

M: Light crisp body, good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol presence stays fairly low.

O: I can’t believe I haven’t tried this already. An easy drinking hoppy tart beer in an easily accessible six pack. If only they’d throw this in cans. It's nothing insane, but very solid.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TerryMills
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very hop forward, almost smells like an ipa when first poured...

As soon as you take a drink a bit of tartness hits you then a bit watery as it goes down... Some hops after it finishes and you sit there for a few seconds.

Not really my thing so I won't judge it harshly, its drinkable.

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Photo of rawfish
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duff27
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Description: Light golden and slightly hazy with not much head. The smell isn't very strong or noticeable but you can draw out sweet, bready, fruity notes. Reminds me of a white grape. Flavor is tart, citrusy, dry and acidic with, again, white grape flavors. Feel is clean and crisp with low carbonation and a light to medium body.

Suggested food pairing: Guacamole

If you like this beer then you should also try: Mmm...nothing comes to mind

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not have it again) The tart and citrus in this are a nice change of pace from the seemingly endless stream of IPAs. It's not something I think I could drink a lot of, but it's not something that I would be opposed to drinking again either.

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

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

Massive white head perched upon a straight up golden colored beer with yellow-orange highlights. Head clung tenaciously to the side of the tulip shaped glass leaving multiple patterns.

Nondescript hops dominated the nose initially but then gave way to harsh lactic acidic smells.

Tart as advertised with some subtle complexity that you need to really search for.

Guessing it is a fairly good representation of the style.

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Photo of jlazz222
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This would be a great introduction to the style for somebody who has never had a wild ale.

Golden pour with a nice two finger white head.

Smells is a touch hippy with a twang of that funk and basement

Taste follows up more on the funk, a touch of sour melded with bitter. Hops are prevalent for balance as expected from Lagunitas. Basement esque is all apparent.

Feel is moderate with a low carbonation and super drying. You'll need a glass of water after this brew

Overall this was pretty damn nice for a $1.99 single from a local liquor store. As stated in the beginning I feel that this would make a great entry brew into the world of wild ales. Not too sour, not too sweet, and not too funky. Reasonably priced and tasty enough for all. Try it.

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

Photo of KBlodorn
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atr2605
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a clear yellow straw color with a white head with decent retention
S-lemon, pineapple, cherry jolly rancher, green apple, subtle pine
T-more green apple, tart cherry, pineapple. with piny bitterness balance
M-medium bodied with above average carbonation
O-tasty fruity sour beer, that has great balance and a good amount of complexity, definitely would seek out again

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Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a really unique beer. It is very light-colored and light-bodied. The taste starts of with a semi-sweet citrus flavors, like a mild IPA, but the finish turns very sour and tart, very much like grapefruit juice. It's definitely something different.

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Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 924 ratings