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RATINGS: 412   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is oak and cherry. Taste is cherry and oak, with vinegar and lactic tartness. Oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akoeninger (560) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours reddish amber. Smell is tart with lots of cherry. Taste cherry and sweet and very tart up front, but gets very complex as you drink. It finishes with very subtle wisps of smokiness. Great fizzy feel. Very, very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottled, at BBC Wort Hog Club October 2010 tasting. Cloudy, dark brown pour, tan head. Sour nose. Tart flavor much like an Oud Bruin is accompanied by an unexpected pumpkin pie spice taste. The "defies description," part of the label is spot on. I really enjoyed this offering from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
12oz bottle poured into tumbler. Pours a copperish red in color with small tan head. Aroma is of cherries a bit of cinnamon and with a slight hint of tartness/sourness. Mouth feel is moderate to thin with excellent carbonation. Flavor of dark fruits, cherries and ends with a nice sourness on the pallet. Best beer I have had from Wisconsin to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2010
12 oz bottle from Chicone’s. Deep reddish-brown pour with a slight white head that almost immediately vanishes. Aroma is that of sour cherries with just a hint of oak. Flavor is a bit tart but not at all overpoweringly puckering, more cherry notes. The finish brings the cherries to the front and is very smooth. Great intro for those not wanting to jump into the deep end of the sour category....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (443) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Crystal clear; not suprisingly reddish in hue. Oaky cherry aromas. Tart on the tongue but not overwhelmingly tart like Rodenbach’s Grand Cru. Thirst quenching. Usually I don’t like tart beers, this one surprised me. Unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
A beautiful red color, clear, with a pretty good head and pretty good lacing. Again, a beautiful color! Smell is sour crab-apples with a little wood, but nothing at all beer-like to me. Still, it smells very nice. Taste is much like a wild ale. Very tart. Crab-apples, cherries and sour-berry flavors dominate. Lightly sweet. I taste little in the way of traditional malts or hops here. However, this stuff tastes GREAT! I’ve ticked it now, but it’s staying on my wants list anyway. I love this beer! It’s pretty light bodied, mostly dry, with a tart, light fruity aftertaste. Easy to drink and downright delicious. Drink is off the charts. I could drink this all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours ruby-brown, transparent, with small offwhite head. Very little retention. Aroma is musty, earthy, tart cranberry, a little woody. Taste is tart all the way through, a little sweetness in the finish too. Medium body, thick texture, light carbonation, long finish. A really well rounded, nicely made sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2011
I think this is the beer that opened my eyes to different styles. Reminds me of a sour, but I can’t call it one. This is not my "normal" type of beer but I could drink this all the time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2012
tart cherry and biscuit aromas. slight acetic with a malt backbone. easy drinker, slight sour on the backend, reminiscent of cherry pie but in a good way. 2010 bottle.

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