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:
#16,912
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
924
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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29
Gots:
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Ratings: 924 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of Gatch
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bark0707
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sanitarium16
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CuriousHippo
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dctarga
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bear1964
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stephenlee
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
2.44/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: Looks almost like what I remembered beer looking like, with less head.
S: Some sort of fruit, possibly an apple.
T: Sour.
F: Thin and watery.
O: I stopped at the beer store and grabbed a pick 6 of Lagunitas bottles. I didn't think I'd like this, but I've never had an American Wild Ale. I suspect it'll be my last.

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Photo of HopsandHeads1981
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojopin88
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of G_Shoe
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matty_Ike
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Favorite sour. Like many sours, the first sip is a shock but by the end of the bottle, you'll order a second.

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

Photo of Jjmj51
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Very tasty sour! Not always a style done right, but I think Lagunitas did a great job on this one. Like biting into a green apple, but there is a tiny sweet offset of the sour. Not too much of a plain yogurt of a taste as I have gotten with other sours. Overall a very easy drinking, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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