Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.81/5
Very Good
941 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:
#20,202
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
941
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
235
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 941 |  Reviews: 230
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

Photo of aclockworkchris
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akopczyk
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jadpsu
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear pale straw yellow with an abundant white head that slowly settles but has some outstanding side glass lace.

AROMA: Very sour and pungent aromatic citrus with pine nuts.
TASTE: Man that's sour. Acidic bitter, sour hops dominate and pucker the mouth. This is very close to grapefruit juice in flavor.
This takes sour and tart to a level beyond what my buds can tolerate or care to accommodate.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 941 ratings