In this beer blog, we are going to sample a new beer from Lagunitas Brewery Company. It is their Aunt Sally. I said this once and again. The new trend in beer for 2016 was going to be sours, fruit beers, and ciders. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this California base craft brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy citrus to slight grapefruit notes. The taste has a sweet tart to grapefruit notes with a grapefruit aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.lagunitas.com):
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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In the end, I love sours, gose, and tart beers. I know they are about the same in taste profile world. To me, they are both a little different and I have to be in that mood to really enjoyed a tart beer or a sour one. I am happy to see more and more sours and tart beers hitting the market. Of course, anything new that comes out from this craft brewery. I always pick up a six pack or a single bottle to try it out. I have to say I am not disappointed on this brew. I love it. It is almost sour but more tart to me. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser