Lagunitas Aunt Sally

Lagunitas Aunt Sally

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20160415: [20160425 Edit]
After finishing my meal at Hops & Hominy, I wanted another beer and chose the Lagunitas Aunty Sally.

I was surprised when the beer arrived and I gave it a whiff, because I remembered ordering a sour, but I was definitely picking up on some grassy notes. As it turns out, plainly written in the beer's description, that the beer was a "dry hopped sour ale."

The beer continued to be surprising as I wasn't able to smell the sourness, but mostly tasted the sour notes with grassy flavors coming in second. With that being said, it's possible the sourness packs more of a punch due to the contrast between the grassy and sour flavors.

In an attempt to be descriptive, the sourness starts off easy, but then winds up and gives a little kick! Wow!

I don't remember having had a beer like this one before.

About halfway through, the sourness begins to ease down a bit.

Compared to the Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry, the Aunt Sally has less carbonation, but more interesting and possibly more enjoyable.

Towards the end, the sourness and bitterness began blending together: there was no separation to the sensation.

Finally, the last sip still tasted sour, but lacked a kick and barely had a hoppy presence.

Overall, this beer would have to be in the running for one of the best beers I've ever had. 8:21PM PT

Website Information:
Aunt Sally

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...

ABV 5.7
O.G. 1.058
IBU 33
Availability unLimited Release
Introduced 3/2016
Sold As 12oz. 6PK and On Tap

You remember it like it was yesterday. The beer flowed like music. The music was all that mattered. What mattered most was that nothing else mattered at all and the world outside fell away as a dream disappears upon waking, ephemeral and vaporous. You cradled her in your hand, lips trembling, her citrus suchness a swarm of expectation in your mind, her carbonate beauty as satisfying as it was overwhelming. You were new to this dance but she was not. Taking her in completely she seized your senses and you were consumed by the luminous passion, her residual sweetness, and the tart earthiness of her grin... This brew is dedicated to the real Aunt Sally. You know who you are. And you know why.

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