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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
i was given this beer at the eclipse party in 2012 its not the 2010 unplugged label so i think its the 06 being it looks like what the 06 says it looks like. that being said wooooowzer this beer was amazing poured a bronze amber with a small fleeting white head first the smell of fresh apples then small pepper and cinnamon notes it is then a whole new ball game sour tart fruit in my face no wounder these guys are the fruit beer gods. wow

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - SEP 11, 2010
caramel, barnyard, basement aromas, cough drop, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, skunky, red, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, slick feel, flat, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A very interesting sour ale that has lots of cherry, slight floral aromas, and a distinct tartness from the wild yeast. There’s also some slight vanilla flavor given from the oak that blends very well with this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pour is a nice red-orange with light, fizzy head. Aroma of fermented fruit and wood-earthy flavors. Taste is sour and tart with some sweetness from the fruit. Overall easy to drink and smooth even with the sour notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fielding (58) - - OCT 21, 2012
Beautiful red with disappearing head. Smells like high end cherry juice with some funk. This.is.incredible. Mixture of sour, sweet, tart and somehow, smooth. Bitter finish in the back of the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OscarFalls (48) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Sweet and bubbly vibe with a fruity taste and smell. If you like beer but want a glass of wine. Drink this action. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Definitely different and worth a try. I’m no expert, but the sour/fruity/champagne like taste is a nice change of pace

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - OCT 12, 2012
From bottle, poured deep red copper with fizzy head almost like cider. Sour sort of aroma with maybe dried fruits. First taste of sour cherries and something else I can’t identify. Very delicious beer, sour without lots of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle. I picked this up on a whim and wasn’t sure what to expect out of it. I was pleasantly surprised and found that New Glarus’ description of "undefinable" aptly fits this brew. A bit pricey, but definitely worth the cost to sample this enigma.

   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 don’t 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

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