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RATINGS: 357   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
Pour is red/pink with very little white head and no lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, spices, light funk, vanilla. Taste has mor spices than the nose followed by some berries, vinous notes, light caramel, some sweetness, light funk and low sourness. Low body and low to medium carb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by Nathan, the Brigadier at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13. Very lightly hazed amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel, lightly soured fruits, oaky woody notes, vanilla. Taste comprises tangy fruits, oeange, light sourness, woody notes, grapes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry in the finish with a little gentle pucker. Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle at Drink Beer.. Help People tasting party. Color is a deep hazy amber with light carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma of oak and vanilla. It has a bold medium body with a dry feel on the mouth. Flavor comes in tart giving a note of cherry, then oak and vanilla show. After taste is dry with the tart hang on. Overall this is a very tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle at ratebeer tasting at CBC. Pours clear brown with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Nose is all about the funk with light tarty berry tones. Almost smells like kola beer. A touch of plum about it. very kola beer like in the taste.A fair bit of carbonation. Dark fruits definitely come into it. Bitter finish. Not too bad. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (565) - - JUN 4, 2013
Slightly metallic aroma. Refreshing, delicious, definitely sour and quite fruity. Very interesting!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (413) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2013
This is a really interesting beer with flavors of apple juice, cherry, and cinnamon. It has a nice tart and sweet flavor, but is a bit reminiscent of sparkling cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle shared with timfoolery. Pretty good flavor and all but just tasted more like a sour apple cider than a sour beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Tastes a lot like sour apple cider. An overwhelming amount of apple flavor. A little thin bodied on the palate. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from trade. Aroma is of Brett-infected apple ale. Flavor is the same. Eh. Good sour beer...not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a cherry red color with no head. The aroma was of cherries, oak and some lacto. The taste was similar with fruits, cherries and berries, some sweet vanilla, toffee and oak. Tasty.


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