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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle poured into Belgian tulip glass. Copper/ red color, fine white head quickly disappears, no lacing, little carbonation. Tart cherry, sour taste. Champagne, tart, sour aroma. Tart, dry, sour, bitter on the back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NelsonPR (23) - MIlWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Amber body with tan head, aroma of cherries, vanilla and woody notes, taste is nutty, cherries, vanilla and sour. Good carbonation. Nice beer with complex flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedesertfox (17) - - JAN 14, 2011
12 ounce bottle from HB Mason. dynamic taste, excellent flavor. could drink a few of these

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bertram (16) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Pours to an enormous head over a rich amber hue; taste is dominated by sour and tart, with hints of apple, giving it a sweetness that’s both enjoyable and refreshing; heavy carbonation gives this beer a satisfying palete with its above-average fizziness. This would be a great summertime brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mteehead (9) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
My first sour ale. Had to try it when I saw it at Ridgeview Liquor in Green Bay. A deep red/orange color, crystal clear. Pours a minimal head that quickly dissipates. A mixture of fruit aroma with a bit of raisin. Pleasant sour taste balanced with some sweetness. A very light body with little carbonation, very crisp. Will definitely purchase a few more bottles!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pat_ernzen (8) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
Not overly sour or tart, but just plain delicious. Pretty fruity and a little sweet, but a very dry finish. A sour I could drink again and again and again... love this beer. Have to stock up any time I can and seems to age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FirkinA (6) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011 does not count
Pours an amber/red with a very small white head which dissipates relatively quickly. The smell is almost like a Chianti with notes of sour fruit and Talc. The effervescence is tight and sharp which works really well with the not-overpowering apple/tart/apricot flavor. The bitter kick follows a sour punch and the knockout is the long, mild, flavorful finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ericsonar (5) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
The taste is cherry on steroids. It’s starts out somewhat sweet and has a very sour and almost bitter finish. Really didn’t enjoy this beer at all. New Glarus is one of my favorite breweries but I couldn’t even finish this beer. If you want to try something different, give it a whirl. But I wouldn’t expect to drink the entire bottle.

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