Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.81/5
Very Good
937 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:
#19,641
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
937
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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Not what I expected but tasty enough overall. I'd say this is something like a hoppy Goose, which I thought at first sip before reading the description. A lightly soured slightly hoppy beer that I can imagine is good cold on a warm day.

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Comes in a clear light golden color, topped by a creamy white head with long retention, and leaves sheets of lacing.

Smells like lemon candy, powdered lemonade mix, pink grapefruit, pineapple, green apple, light bready malt.

Sour lemon candy upfront, unsweetened lemonade, tart pineapple and green apple skin. Some bitter orange peel and pink grapefruit flesh as well. Thin crackery malt and some soft hay. A good solid tartness. Slightly grassy. Finishes clean and lightly dry, slightly acidic. Like lemon yogurt with the lemon and lactic acid. Gives you a bit of pucker but ends smooth.

Medium-bodied, medium-plus carbonation, smooth, moves quickly on the palate, finishes crisp, clean, and just barely dry.

Overall, a really tasty dry hopped sour. One of the best you'll find at its price point. I highly recommend it.

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Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 937 ratings