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Aunt Sally

April, 2016
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.

 

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