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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 17/20
starewich (168) - - APR 7, 2015
Reddish brown. Quite fizzy. Very sour with lots of cherry taste and some woodiness. Hooray.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to my wife. Garnet with a tan head. Tannins, cherries and dark red fruits. Tart and slightly funky in the best way. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2961) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Thanks for west for checking this one of the list. A little tart. A little gritty and earthy. Cherry and fruit atoma. Pretty nice. Smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle courtesy unknown. Pours a reddish brown, little to no head. Aroma latex paint, ethanol, cherry syrup. Body lively, finish tannic and slightly spicy. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1327) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12o bottle pours a reddy brown color without much of a head. Mild sourness and some nice brown ale flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Probably one of the best sours I've had. Bottle pour at Toefflers in new glarus. Dark red with no head. Sweet fruity raspberry and raisin aroma. Cherries and raspberries dominate the taste. Not a "puckery" sour - just fruity and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Ale Alpharetta. Damn I like me some New Glarus. Lots of sour cherries and oak. Bits of vanilla add to the depth of medium sour cherries. Lively carbonated palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cousin_Larry (666) - - MAR 20, 2015
I didn’t read the label all the way to the bottom, so the fact this is a sour ale was quite shocking. After the initial shock passed it was ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmoniform (1237) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper red hue with creamy tan head that dissipated to a thin ring. Aroma is huge clove, balsamic, caramel. Mouthfeel is ok with medium light body x d soft carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a chemical following. Overall this beer is kind of disjointed and overly-clove like

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4166) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours slightly hazy mahogany with a fairly thick light tan head. Malty aroma has a cedar overtone. FlVor is mainly sour cherries but not make-your-face-do-calisthenics sour; a bit of fruity sweetness peeps through, as well as woody and malty tones. Fairly fizzy texture is somewhat firm. No enigma here - bottoms up!

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