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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A few times a year, we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, this beer is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. A complex and intriguing original. The mystery began with wild yeast spontaneously fermenting a rich treasure of malted barley and cherries. Unlined Oak casks breathe deep vanilla hues and chords of smoke into this sour brown ale. Our Master Brewer has forged a smooth garnet tapestry that defies description. Wander off the beaten path.
2006 vintage - 7%
2010 vintage - 5.5% (separate entry)
You can tell the vintages apart as the 2010 bottles have the © symbol to the left of the UNPLUGGED banner while the 2006 does not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours a ruby copper with a small head that recedes quickly to a ring. Aroma is up front light malt and cherries. Middle yields to a light smoke with a touch of pound cake aromas. Finishes with an oakey funk of yeast. The aroma is up front and you donít have to search for it. Flavor opens with a blast of sour yeast and cherries. The cherry flavor, like the Belgian Red is fresh, tart and not at all contrived or fake. Middle brings cracker grain and snappy yeast sourness, malt roast is reminiscent of the Olde English Porter in roasty bitterness, although this is quite light. Finishes slightly dry with a touch of spice and a nice tang. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is thin and very well carbonated to hold up to the sweetness. The carbonation is head on the nail perfect. This, like the Olde English is a flanders more, fruit beer less. Reviewed on: 06-26-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3031) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Thank you pantanap for another great freakin bottle from New Glarus..... This cranberry colored delight had a minuscule white head. The nose is sour cherries and vinegar. The flavor is so smooth. Itís not really sour, it is sour cherries, oak, vanilla, and a hint of vinegar. Damn, this is so tasty.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle, pours ruby red almost no head. Nose has big bright vinager and sour cherries, some acid and acetone too. Flavors find a balance of biting vinager, sour cherries, and brown sugar. Profile seems a little shorter than the first vintage but still one of the better American attempts at the Flemish red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1732) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
A-pours a cranberry colored, slightly hazy, mostly transparent with a dense light tan colored head. S-lots of cranberries in the nose, slightly tart, notes of cherries, oak, faint vanilla. T-plenty of tart cherries, very light acidity, notes of cranberries, vanilla, hint of dry oak, nice amount of tart cherry in the finish. M-medium to full body, a little chewy, nice syrupy creamy texture, moderate to strong carbonation to balance, juicy, crisp clean finish. D-I actually really enjoy this beer, quite a sessionable brew! plenty of sweet cherries with a very light addition of barrel aging. the sourness is quite low, which allows this to be extremely drinkable. not the most interesting of beers, but so tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle at RBSG 2010, shared by GuyinChicago. Pours clear dark amber, thin off-white head, ropey lacing. Nose is tart acid, cherries, caramel, funk. Really dig the nose. Flavours of cherry, funky caramel, not the equal of the nose, damn nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pours a clear deep copper bronze with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with a fresh oaky and tart cherry nose. Starts with good fullness and sweet biscuity maltiness with some nice oak complexity and tart fruitiness before a smooth, lightly effervescent finish. A very enjoyable and balanced sour brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2010
12 oz. bottle that came as a trade bonus from skinnyguy- thanks again, Dan! Pours a clear dark brown color with a light reddish tint and a small beige head that fades into a small ring. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, wild yeast, caramel malts, vanilla, and something like an iced Starbucks coffee with a little cream. Flavor of tart cherries, lactic acid, caramel malts, vanilla, and metallic notes. Medium-bodied, with a metallic mouthfeel and crisp carbonation snap. Pretty cool beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a beautiful garnet with a touch of brown and a small and dissipating khaki head. Aroma is quite funky and sweet, with some spices in there as well. There is loads of cinnamon, lots of oak, some light fruitiness, cherry, cider vinegar, and some caramelly sweetness. The flavor is sharp, somewhat sweet, acidic and lightly to moderately tart, there is a light acidity and tartness as well. The body is moderate, carbonation is soft, and the finish is a mix of sweet and sour. Itís a nice beer, but itís really unfortunate that itís not bottle conditioned as I would really like a bit less sweetness and a bit more acidity. I wish I would have noticed when I had it if the previous batch was bottle conditioned or not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Nose is of oak, vanilla, light vinegar. Pours a beautiful auburn color, bright with a whispy white head and lace. Flavors initially of vanilla and woody barrel notes, sour cherries show up and make way for a light tangy vinegary finish. Cherries throughout are soft but noticeable. Drinkability is high. Sour is medium. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle from fear025, thanks Jay! Pours a beautiful deep red color with excellent clarity and off-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Immediately the nose provides cherries and oak, and the slighest hint of smoky meat. The first sip confuses my taste buds, as sour oak cherry turns into a vanilla afterfinish. Very interesting, though the vanilla is a bit strong for my taste.

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