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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1043) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
12 oz bottle - pours a lighter brown . Mil vinegar aroma , tart cherries refreshing sour finish . Very good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (222) - - MAR 14, 2015
The best of the New Glarus beers. Taste is a mix of a sweet citrus ale and sour but sour is not overwhelming. Good beer for a cool fall day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (935) - Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear reddish caramel colored with very thin off white head. Nose is mild vinegar with little malt. Taste is vinegar up front then tart cherry and then some sweetness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Solid copper body with deep amber edges & modest clarity. Soapy, thin, gray-tinted layer of foam on top. Ripe, tart apple aroma up front that quickly gets usurped by a strong foundation of white wine grapes, wet oak, black cherry skins, & mild lactic acidity. Not as sour as the aroma would have you believe, but it seems more complex & layered on the palate. Candied apples, apple cider vinegar, bready toasted malt, faint cinnamon, red grapes, oak, a hint of vanillin, tart & under-ripe prune, & a bit of faint caramel. Nice sourness balanced with sweetness from start to finish. Acidic, but juicy enough to blunt things nicely. Hint of yogurt & lacto in the drying, grape skin & warm oak finish. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a deep, dark ruddy brown, with a head that dissipates rather quickly. Smell: Balsamic vinegar notes waft out of the glass first, of course, followed by notes of cherry and sweet caramel. Faint hints of something akin to hardwood also come along for the ride. Taste: Now thatís a good, approachable, fruity oud bruin. Sour vinegar strikes first, overlaying every other aspect of the taste with its essence. Cherry and berry flavors dance to the balsamic tune, occasionally forming some hints of currant and plum, while sweet caramel plays a soft counterpoint in the background. Mouthfeel: Medium and drinkable. Overall: Decidedly tasty. Would repeat frequently, if I were nearer the Wisconsin border. Which I may be fairly soon, so Iíve things to look forward to!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (1446) - - MAR 8, 2015
Shared bottle. Awesome treat, huge character of tart cherry, touch of vanilla funk and gentle sour finish. Outstanding fruity wild ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew3366 (10) - - MAR 1, 2015
Pours the color of dark toffee, extremely minimal head. Nose is quite like those cans of dark cherries in syrup we had as kids, donít know if that even exists anymore. Nose translates through to the taste, with that awesome dark cherry joined by moderate funk and acidity. Lively palate, leaves a slightly syrupy coating afterwards. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1704) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
The beer is brownish maroon with a tan head. Looks fairly cloudy but itís a pretty dark beer. The aroma is mostly apple sauce. Some apples. Mild vaguely oud bruin sweetness with very mild sour note. Mildly sour taste. Milder apple sauce flavor but still definitely still in that sphere. Some crystal malt sweetness. Fairly light body. Really an odd beer. Iím not much of a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craigís. Pours hazy murky amber, sweet cherry, almond and vanilla. Tasty sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (439) - 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.

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