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RATINGS: 428   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (786) - 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 (1614) - 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 (8159) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
starewich (170) - - APR 7, 2015
Reddish brown. Quite fizzy. Very sour with lots of cherry taste and some woodiness. Hooray.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to my wife. Garnet with a tan head. Tannins, cherries and dark red fruits. Tart and slightly funky in the best way. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Thanks for west for checking this one of the list. A little tart. A little gritty and earthy. Cherry and fruit atoma. Pretty nice. Smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle courtesy unknown. Pours a reddish brown, little to no head. Aroma latex paint, ethanol, cherry syrup. Body lively, finish tannic and slightly spicy. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12o bottle pours a reddy brown color without much of a head. Mild sourness and some nice brown ale flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Probably one of the best sours I've had. Bottle pour at Toefflers in new glarus. Dark red with no head. Sweet fruity raspberry and raisin aroma. Cherries and raspberries dominate the taste. Not a "puckery" sour - just fruity and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Ale Alpharetta. Damn I like me some New Glarus. Lots of sour cherries and oak. Bits of vanilla add to the depth of medium sour cherries. Lively carbonated palate. Good stuff.

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