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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
12 ounce bottle shared by guyinchicago at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks! It’s cool to find another New Glarus beer. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Spicy aroma... almost like pie spices. Also some fruity notes including strawberry, rhubarb and plum. The taste is tart fruits including cherries and berries, and other tart fruity notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11602) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2010 Bottle at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. Pours a reddish-amber color with a medium frothy white head that diminishes slowly. Patrchy rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit, earth and vanilla. Medium body with flavors of moderately sour fruit, malt, earth and a bit of oak. The finish is dark cherries with a lingering tart aftertaste. Good brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11399) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of wood, grape, sourness, spice, berries. Flavour of berries, sweetness, spice, wood, sourness. Medium to full bodied. Berry sour end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2010 version. Says it’s a fruit beer on here, not sure if it is a full blown fruit beer. It pours into my chalice a vibrant reddish orange. It has a decent white head that quickly recedes it leaves a bit of lacing. The smell is very oaky, for some reason the oak scents in New Glarus beers are a bit more blunt than other beers. There is a light fruity character, but no sourness. This is a very sweet beer, almost cloying. It is fruity but not overly so. It has a nice sourness. Over all this is the oak which again, is blunt. I don’t know if it is the barrels but the oaky New Glarus products just seem off for some reason to me. This really reminds me of Monk’s cafe which I find a terrible representation of the style, this one like that one is just too sweet and the oak just doesn’t meld properly. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-20-2010 02:24:45

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
second time I have had this. Better than ever. Better than a flanders. Hold this up of what sour can do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11210) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy red amber with a short lived tan head. Aroma of tart red fruit, soft vinegar, light vinous notes, light oak and some sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Enigma
Date: October 07, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: light cloudy amber, frothy off white head
Aroma: tart fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor backed by an intense sourness, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma starts with some big oaky and vanilla characterstics, cherries, and vinegar. Flavor is a tremendous mix of sweet and sour. Sour cherries, sweet vanilla, raw oak, red wine vinegar, raspberries. Man this is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy murky amber, sweet cherry, almond and vanilla. Tasty sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Lactic cherry malt aroma. Copper with minimal head. Sweet woody cherry malt flavor. Full body. Pretty sweet - like a soured down version of their Belgian Red.

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