Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.81/5
Very Good
926 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:
#17,199
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
926
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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29
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Ratings: 926 |  Reviews: 222
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

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

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rbmjr1
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of rickklein9
2/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Vyvyan
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a hazy straw gold colored brew with a white head. Medium lacing. The aroma is lightly funky....some fruit (fresh under-ripe apples)....some must (distant barnyard)...and some hop spice. The taste is dry, Refreshing...flavorful. It doesn't 'wow' me, but it is enjoyable.

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Photo of bixby1971
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 926 ratings