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RATINGS: 359   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcane7 (1661) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle with Pat, Sean and Janine. Pours a reddish amber with thin tan head that quickly disappeared. Nose of vanilla, oak, sour cherries, lemon, horse blanket. Medium body, somewhat syrupy. Sweet and moderately tart. Really good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
i was given this beer at the eclipse party in 2012 its not the 2010 unplugged label so i think its the 06 being it looks like what the 06 says it looks like. that being said wooooowzer this beer was amazing poured a bronze amber with a small fleeting white head first the smell of fresh apples then small pepper and cinnamon notes it is then a whole new ball game sour tart fruit in my face no wounder these guys are the fruit beer gods. wow

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours an amber/orange with head disappearing immediately. Cherry and oak aroma. Amazing cherry taste, very smooth with slight tart taste in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
bottle at home ... hazy murky amber ... soft zezty fruity cherry ... and real cherry nose ... sweet fruits ... zezty fruits ... very juicy sweet cherry and hint s of almond... almost creamy in the body

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from CanIHave4Beers. I ain’t gonna lie. This was a good haul. Pours a leather brown with a nose of funky cherried leather left on the neighbor’s horse’s back. Lots of musty barn air and leather potpourri floating around a raspberry candle. Flavor is a swirl of leathered cherry blanket of cherry candy. Slick on the tongue. Great beer but a bit too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2747) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks to Yannick for this one! Clear reddish amber with a small off-white head and barely no lacing. Aroma of cherries, cinnamon, oak and other red fruits. Taste is sweet and full of spices (cloves, cinnamon), red fruits (mainly cherries) and wood. Pretty cough syrup like. Mouthfeel is sirupy. Warming spices. Not much sourness in this beer. The "cough syrup" aspect of this beer is almost cloying which affect drinkability. This is still a good beer though. The "warming" aspect of this make this one a good winter beer despite the low abv.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle generously given as an extra by preisj Poured into hill farmstead stemware, clean into the glass with no head or lacing. Smell of cherry and oak, taste follows the same notes while packing a sour pucker after taste. Very fruit juice like reminds me serendipity

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pat_ernzen (8) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
Not overly sour or tart, but just plain delicious. Pretty fruity and a little sweet, but a very dry finish. A sour I could drink again and again and again... love this beer. Have to stock up any time I can and seems to age well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2619) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Shared with multiple others. Pours a thin, tiny bubbled white head over a reddish amber (SRM 18) clear body.....nose is sour cherry, light sherry, vinous tones.....taste is sour cherry, light vanilla, hints of cinnamon, vinous overtones......mouth feel medium, very slightly astringent, carbonation high, making a froathy sensation. This is a rerlatively light sour, with interesting aromas and flavors, but not a complex or big as some others. I would have liked more fruit, sourness and overall depth. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2013
pours a red amber with a small pinkish white head. Aroma is all cherries, hint of sour. Taste is again all fresh sweet cherries, cherry pie, with quite a bit of spice, only the slightest hint of tart. A bit syrupy on the mouthfeel. Really not a sour/wild ale but still very enjoyable.


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