Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
808 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:
808
Reviews:
199
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
189
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 808 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerrat
2.45/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of beerbart
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pencible
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like unripe apricot and minerals, with some lemon zest and herbal hops.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and tart unripe apricot and earthy minerals, with some dank herbal hops. It had a clean tart aftertaste.
M: It was oily with a little carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was an interesting brew, most similar to a brett IPA. The scent and taste were fairly bold and complex, but not the best combination of flavors. The body was good, but the finish had lingering tartness, so it was better to sip. Not bad to try once, but not great.

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Photo of orangesol
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, New Belgium glass, no decipherable freshness date.

This has the best head I've seen in quite some time. Billows of bubbles that stick to the glass and are still around in force 5-10 minutes after the pour. Rich goldenrod color.

Floral, citrus rind. Smells like an American Pale Ale.

Orange juice, citrus oil, C hop bitterness, vitamin C. Sour edge on a nice floral, citrus pale ale.

Balanced body where tartness helps balance the malt. Slightly sour, clean finish.

It makes sense that this is a Lagunitas sour. They soured a hoppy pale ale. It's a delicious combination of very fresh hops and tart, sour beer. This sample was clearly fresh from the strength and vibrancy of the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear yellow color
S- tart fruity smell
T- tart fruit mostly
M- light bodied
D- very good, I was curious how it was going to be but I ended up really liking it. Very nice beer!

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Yellow with clarity, small amount of lacing left on top of the brew

S - Grapes, fruit

T - Spices, belgian yeast, slight tart, but nothing dominates..

F - Well carbonated, light body

O - just a nice relaxing refreshing brew, probably best for day drinking on a hot afternoon

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Photo of Jfish
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At first smell one would think this is an IPA or hoppy session. Then your first taste would have you dead wrong.

It has the sour of a gose. Not too crazy, but not light either. There's some fruit in the flavor...I cannot tell what. It's light on fruit and more sour.

Very little hop flavor. If I were to guess; I would say they only dry hopped this or very little for bittering.

Very light color and lots of carbonation like you would expect from a gose.

I'm glad to see more beers like this becoming common place.

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Photo of Brising
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 808 ratings.
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