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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
grownfool’s Even the postman knows what’s in those packages tasting. Bottle shared by me thanks to MrPickles. Amber orange and a whitish foam like the other batch. Aroma is cherry, some light sour, oaky, vanilla. Seems the same. The taste though did seem lighter, not sure if that is good or bad, but it was still a nice cherry tartness, wood apparent, light caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6713) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to the GF. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma is full of cinnamon and vanilla with underlying sour fruits and oak. Flavor begins with cinnamon and vanilla but oak and sour fruits grow toward the finish. Oddly, syrupy on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of a co-worker. I love New Glarus and this one is no exception. This gem poured a ruby red clear color with light tan head which quickly dissapeared. The aroma is of charred oak and cherry tart. The taste is dry with a nice balance of the tart, oak and cherry flavors. This one is not as wicked as some other sours but more balanced and enjoyable. I love that the tart cherry taste lingers for quite some time. This is one complex and enjoyable sour ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle from Guerde - thanks Andy! Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a temporary whiteish head. Mild sour cherry aroma. Medium minus body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet/lightly sour kriekish sort of sour brown ale. Some oaky smoke comes forth. Finishes smoothly kriekey - but less than super sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
It is nice to see a lower gravity barrel aged beer that is actually good. It doesn’t look like much, clear brown red w/ no head. The nose is great though w/assertive sourness, cherry, a hint of vanilla and coconut. Mild sweetness is balanced by tartness. This provides some very deep, rich barrel character while still being drinkable and w/o being watery. This is an impressive feat of brewing if you ask me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6587) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a thin off-white head and amagnificently sour aroma. There is a sour brown flavor that features a mellow cheery taste and some smokiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010 courtesy markwise. Funky almost pie spice aroma. Decent sour flavor profile, but not strong enough or sour enough. Also a bit of a metal tang.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 5, 2010
bottle. aroma of vanilla, chocolate covered cherries, custard, caramel, and light coffee. flavor is vanilla, cherry cola, with some light lactic acid sourness. vanilla is a central feature. some wood. reminicent of ng old english porter with more vanilla, and more of a cola corbonation bite to it. creamy. pretty tasty. glad i have more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (648) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pours a nice rusty-reddish brown with a fairly good-sized head which quickly dissipates. An interesting beer. I was ready to group it with the Cherry Stout and Belgian Red, but there’s a sour undercurrent to this that helps to combat the sweetness I associate with those beers. Lots of other flavor notes, like some vanilla, some smoke, some hops, etc., make this one definitely worth your while.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Thanks to Adam3000 for this one in a trade. Pours yellow copper with an off-white head. Nose is cherry, vanilla, fruit, and some oaky and tart notes. Flavor is similar to the nose, and I can see why it is called enigma. It is not necessarily a sour, it is not a fruit beer, it is difficult to classify, but it is fruity, slightly sour, and very good.


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