Aunt Sally

California
United States
Aunt Sally Lagunitas Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

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...

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ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
33
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

On first blush, the nose was grassy. Just grassy? Yes, but… on second sniff maybe it's lemongrass? If I were to parse it, I get lemon peel and straw. The beer is crystal clear, with big bubbles. It's medium-gold with a pure white head that thins out fairly quickly.

It is indeed sour. Nicely so. It's lemony. Not super bitter, though it has a sharp bite that keeps it from being one-dimensional. A light malt backbone with a clean sharp finish. It's very effervescent, making it light in the mouth.

In sum, this is a fun, interesting beer that's not too over-the-top. It's nicely sour, but without any of the complexity you look for in the best sour beers. It's light, effervescent, quenching and easy-drinking.