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RATINGS: 421   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, deep amber colored body with a reddish tint to it. Thin, frothy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is nice. Dry oak, caramel, moderately tart and very smooth candy cherries, vanilla, a light acidic note, and a hint of smoked and musty cheese. Flavor is more the same. Sweeter, candy-like, moderately tart cherries with a really nice dry, vanilla-oakiness and a smooth, brown malty caramel that adds a bit more sweetness. A light lactic acid with some more must and a bit of a brown sugar sweetness before this finishes very dry, sweet, woody, and with lots of cherries. Medium length aftertaste following a somewhat syrupy, medium, very smooth body and soft, lively carbonation. Overall, a really enjoyable sour brown. Fairly sweet, but the moderate tartness and bigger, smooth vanilla-oak helps balance this nicely. A bit on the syrupy side, but this was quite good nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of secret santa aka lushawn. thanks, shawn! pours a clear, dark red with a thin, off white head and light lacing. aroma is great, beautifully reminiscent of belgian red, with tart cherries and cherry skins, sweet oak, and an interesting spicy note that reminds me of cinnamon red-hots candy with touches of vanilla and grass. flavor is delicious with fresh, tart cherries, apple skins, and sweet wine notes backed by soft yeast, oak, vanilla, and toasted caramel with hints of cinnamon bread on the swallow. palate is light bodied, crisp, and lightly carbonated with a dry finish. overall, another great fruit beer from new glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear light medium amber red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate berries, cherry, sweet cherry, tart cherry, light wood. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, sweet cherries, lacto. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101128]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours a clean coppery orange with a thin offwhite head. Nose is tart withnotes of cherry skins and wood. Some leather and cherry becomes more prominent with warmth. Flavor is really nice with notes of cherry and wood with a mild tartness. Palate is smooth and shows a low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnkor (328) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Very nice. Much like the Belgian Red, but without the cherries. Light sweetness and a bit tart, but not too much. Thick and delicious with a nice red hue, and not too opaque.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2010
amber to orange colored pour w/ a huge frothy white well laced head. Overly fruity aroma lots of tart cherries definite hints of the sour brown ale aroma has hints of the cherry stout that harkens some less than ideal taste memories. Full well coated palate with some nice carbonation on the tongue that lingers a bit after the swallow. Flavor is definatelly the sour brown, very mellow and subdued, lacks the depth of the older version. The cherries come through nicely in the finish and make both a sweet and tart flavor come out. Still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2010
The new version: .. Pours a hazy dark honey .. good foam .. . wow, a mixed up concoction .. . assertive tartness, likeness akin to apple skin and grit .. . Oh, don’t worry about it. All the teachers loose their car on their first day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2010
12oz bottle. appreciate the person who either sent this to me or gave this to me seeing that i’ve never rated it... pours a darker reddish brown, allowing some light to pass through, and topped with a frothy barely off-white head... after the initial pour, scents of a smooth cherry, even creamy, cider like vinegar with underlying vanilla subtleties and an earthiness that rounds off the aforementioned smoothness.... flavors follow suit with the previously mentioned qualities but its tendencies sway more towards the sweeter earthy side of the spectrum. first couple sips offered up a metallic note in the finish which was a bit unexpected. some spices like cinammon and vanilla mingle with the semi-sharp fruitiness. acidity rears its head but quickly goes back into hiding as the earthiness keeps things in check. however, it does tickle the back of the throat if you let it meander enough. mouthfeel was somewhat thin and watery but from a flavor and drinkability perspective, it certainly gets the job done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
A: The pour is a dark blood red with a thing ring of off-white foam along the outside of the glass. S: A definite cherry aroma to this one, reminiscent of the Belgian Red, but not quite as sugary. A fair amount of oak--the musty, damp kind. T: A rich cherry flavor that provides a nice sweetness. The oak is really powerful and is almost like chewing on a piece of wood. A mild vanilla note and a bit of a smokiness. M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation that leaves a mild dryness. D: This was a lot easier to drink than the Belgian Red. Not so overwhelmingly sweet and much more complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2010
12 oz bottle, sampled in November 2010: Light reddish, brown body w/ an ivory head. Tart, black cherry aroma with oaky vanilla beans and a lightly funky brett. Great palate and carbonation...a tingly mouthfeel without being fizzy. Soft, juicy cherry flavour with minimal sourness...slightly dry finish. Reminds me of the Duchesse, with less bitchiness and more love. If I ever find another one of these, I am going to find the best Ribeye in town, sear the hell out of it on my cast iron and sample them together. Great beer! Cheers D-bag for sharing...

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