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Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
880 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:
#14,330
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
880
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
209
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 880 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of jason_nwx
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium-golden hue with a bit of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam; I think it looks quite nice.

Smell: a hint of tartness along with some peary fruitiness up front; the hops are grassy and manage to have a hint of dank aroma without being heavy. I find it super enticing.

Taste: a little funky and just a hint of tartness, focused on the end with a hint of candy sweetness. Hop character is green, grassy and interesting. A good beer!

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a pretty sizable carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: this beer is very tasty and drinkable. I could quaff a lot of these.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden ale with a medium sized white head.

Smells mildly sweet with a woody hop aroma with some tea scent in it. Sour scent is there but is more fruit sour than vinegar sour.

Starts out sour. More tart than sour but its resemblance to lemonade light on the sugar is there. Tastes of wood and tea, think restrained Kombucha. That is about it tastes like a Gose without salt.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tame tart ale. This would be better with added salt like a Gose and that is exactly what I am going to do with the other five bottles. Best suited for hot weather and it hit 100 degrees today.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sour mash ale from the newly sold Lagunitas Brewing company. Maybe my favorite brewery is now owned by Heineken (crying ensues...)

Even with the new corporate overlords in charge this beer still impresses. Sour and tart but with some dank hoppiness thrown in. It feels like a much lighter beer but the taste is strong enough (sour enough) that I wouldn't want to drink too many in one sitting

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Photo of sweemzander
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBobber
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color showing a lot of carbonation with just a fingernail of a white head that quickly dissipates.

The smell is a punch in the face of grassy hops.

Taste is earthy and tart. I do pick up some cherries or grapes on the flavor. Lots of grassy earthy herbal flavors.

Mouth feel is light with a puckering finish that seems a bit sticky. Similar to a dry white wine really!

Overall a pretty good beerI would, and did, enjoy cold. If this bevetage were warmed I think it may become a bit of a hop stinker.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm sure this is a great beet to those who like/love a Sourmash. This was my first try of this type and it was not my thing.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Photo of ONUMello
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light yellow with a fizzy one-finger head
S: A bit light; some pine and generic sour fruit
T: Meh. There's pine and sour but nothing distinct
M: Thin, sour, no body
O: The first disappointing beer I've had from Lagunitas in a while3

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

Photo of SMZBrew
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells delicious - hoppy, tart, grapefruit with a hint of mango. It all goes downhill after that. It tastes like it was cut with grapefruit juice - watered down. There is an interesting hoppy, citrus, and that grapefruit bitterness that has some potential. Unfortunately, the beer is way too thin in terms of body to pull this off.

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

Photo of peachy-tay
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ChuckTom
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz bottle, 138 7 2 ... poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, sunny golden yellow liquid, topped with an excellent mushroom crest of jiggly, spongy foam... maintains a thin cap till the end

S: with head - mint, pine needles, gummy rings (life savers), sweat, and misty glass... overall, somewhat dense, but not overpowering, and no real boozy notes... delicately fruity and musky

T: dry, wafer-y malt, lemon peel tone up front that shifts more to grapefruit in the finish... I'm a bit surprised how, for a Lagunitas ale, how relatively 'light' the flavors are - while it's undeniably hoppy, with the kettle sour enhancing their earthiness, it seems only as hoppy as an average-to-robust Bo-pils as it goes along... the absence of much sweetness on the back end is strange at first

F: tart and bitter tang left buzzing the tastebuds after long... middle soft, foamy, lightly juicy-slick... back end nicely dry, with the afterglow mildly acidic and puckering

O: this tastes nearly exactly how I anticipated it to be, until I watched their video description prior to drinking this, and assumed then it would be much more vibrantly hoppier, which it isn't relative to most of their lineup - at any rate, there's some bold touches on the edges, but very little depth and character at its core... I could see drinking this again, but a six-pack?? eh, not sure about that

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Photo of Trentt2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 880 ratings
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