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Aunt Sally | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
876 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:
#14,047
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
876
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
204
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 876 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of Z3roRage
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McHenry
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gestyr
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting. Pours into the glass a clear, pale gold. Smells fruity, sour, slightly grainy. The taste follows the smell. Fruity at first and then the tart sourness hits. Very refreshing. A good lawnmower beer. I will buy again.

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

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

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bplabernie
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a small chalice: color is gold, head is bright white with fine bubbles, head presents at least 1/4 inch thick, then dissipates to a ring and then laces the glass sides.

Smell is citrusy hops, then light bitterness and thin tart sourness.

Taste is similarly initially hoppy, but more quickly overtaken by the sourness which is tart, very singularly tart without the depth of an aged sourness but still better than some sours hidden by the sour mash tactics. Good thing is this brewery let's you know how you they concocted the sour character.

Mouthfeel is tart, citrusy, like lemonade type sourness, thin tart to the point.

Overall a good beer, tasty and easy to drink

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Thin white foamy head dissipated at a nice pace. Semi-rimmed lacing slides into the beer. The smell starts off with some ripe sweet grape skin, tart apple, sour green apple. Then luscious sweet grass, sly sweet lemon. The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned flavors to combine and bring about the sourness a bit forward than the sweetness. Subtle sweetness in the aftertaste. And breaks down appropriately in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a mostly smooth/rounded sweet to sour harshness hitting my tongue. Unlike a fair amount of other American sour/wild ales, this one definitely hits a lot more smoother. Overall, since the harsh "sour"ness is quite smoothed out and not as strong in this one, I’d say this would be a great starter AWA for noobies, still I’d have this again.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A brewer that has never really disappointed offers up something quite different than what I have had in the past...

Right out of the squat bottle the brew pours out a yellow background with an orange tinge. It starts off with a thick white head, but it dissipates very quickly leaving no opportunity for lacing. The smell was probably the most appealing factor of this beer - a unique blend of grapefruit, tangerines, and a sweet tang to the nose as well. The feel was medium bodied, probably affected by the advertised sour mash with the same sour leaving a definite aftertaste to deal with. Speaking of the taste - it's the same sour mash that makes it unique, at least to me, as I don't think I've ever had anything quite like this. I liked it, not loved it, but certainly something I would reach for in the future.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6/4/17 (Chicago) 12 oz. Bottle poured into large beer mug. Clear dark golden yellow pour, mild carbonation, puff light white head with mild lacing. Yeast, malt, hoppy aroma. Taste consistent with aroma, sour and tart, pleasurable. Light body and mouth feel, easy drinking. Overall good offering.

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

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

I love these sour beers like Flanders and the wild ales and this is no exception...like the description says it's taste is like liquid cherry pies..delicious!

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Photo of tigerbeer90
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, hoppy, sour, tart. The taste is pretty nice, malty yeasty, hoppy, tart. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beaulabauve
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aunt Sally from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 876 ratings
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