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Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company
"Aunt Sally" Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Lagunitas Brewing Company
"Aunt Sally" Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
Brilliant gold color. Lively, hoppy, herbal aromas of herbs toast, hemp, grilled pineapple, and pine with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length quince, Buddha’s hand, orange blossom water, and bitter bark and nettles finish. An interesting mash-up of herbal, bitter hops and lactic sourness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, hoppy & sour & tart
Aroma Aroma: herbs toast, hemp, grilled pineapple, and pine
Taste Flavor: quince, Buddha's hand, orange blossom water, and bitter bark and nettles
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Octopus, Smoked Trout, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting mash-up of herbal, bitter hops and lactic sourness.

The Producer

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

The Producer
1280 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
USA
1 707-769-4495

Sour Ale

Beer Glass Stange Gold.jpg
Serve in a Stange
Sour Ales encompass the wide variety of intentionally soured ales that have recently become quite popular, but don’t fit neatly into traditional classifications. They are tart tasting beers that have been inoculated with either Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus strains of bacteria or have been affected by wild yeast strains via spontaneous fermentation, or by the addition of fruits containing wild strains on their skins.