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RATINGS: 415   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1571) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
New Glarus Enigma has a thick, frothy, off-white head, a mostly clear, red-orange-brown appearance, some lacing left behind, and no noticeable bubbles. The aroma is of sharp, oaked, sourness, some sugar, citrus juice, and brown bread. Taste is the same, with a coconut and stomach acid component. Mouthfeel is medium, and New Glarus Enigma finishes puckering, tart, and sip-able. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (788) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Red brown with big bubbles. Tart cherries, wood, strawberry rhubarb pie, dry cider and a little grassy. Tart, apple flavor that is dry. Medium body with an acidic, clingy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle: Pours deep copper/berry-red with a small, off-white head. Cherry aroma...with hints of cinnamon. Taste is cherry malt, wood....tart...caramel malt, dried sweet fruits. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (663) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
From a 12 oz split into 2 snifters. Aroma is wild brett yeast. Flavor is tart but bearable. Well balanced tartness with depth of maltiness and a backbone of spice. Nice sour, but a little middle of the road to truly be amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
starcross (73) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bit of a wine nose to it and at first taste a bit of a cider flavor. Not overly tart, but has some funk to it. Fruity and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2015
12oz bottle pours out a mahogany topped with a sand head. Nose is like old over ripe orange a nice tartness. Taste is more of the fruit and a good light tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
seymour (1706) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2015
Shared at the Alpha Brewery tap room, thank you Derrick! Deep reddish amber copper colour with sudsy beige foam and fine Belgian lace. Husky grains, hint of caramel and toffee, strong chocolate notes, nutty, subtle hop bitterness and black pepper notes. Intense dark cherry impression, adding yet more complexity. Loads of cool yeast esters and phenols. Beneficial hardwood traits. Clearly aged but not excessively oxidized. Tart, tangy, bewilderingly delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (711) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby, off white head with lacing. Nose has complex acidity reminiscent of cherry or plum sauce reduction and mild, almost sweet, notes of acetic acid, some bright earthiness as well. Flavor is very nicely balanced, quite dry, starts with lightly sweet cherry-pie like notes, middle is solid barley backbone, fresh and bready, ends with a puckingly tart finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1163) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Bouteille 355ml, gracieuseté de tom10101, merci Tommy! Couleur rouge translucide, anneau de mousse blanc cassé. Arôme de canneberge, cerise, coté funky, malt. Goût de cerise, Brett, canneberge, bonne acidité, boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a murky amber body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up sourness, a nice spicy malt sweetened woodiness, some cherry juice and a tad earthy agedness. The taste has mild puckering notes, a bit of sour cherry and then modestly sweet cherry juice. To midway a woody sort of spicy wood note just peaks up over the other flavors. Into the finish it tries to have a moderate sour yet sweetened vinegar sensation but instead it just lightly murmurs away off in the background.

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