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RATINGS: 363   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (789) - - MAR 27, 2013
Pours amber. Small fizzy off-white head that leaves quickly. Nose is sour cherries, crayons, vinegar, a touch of wood. Taste is slightly tart cherries, old apple cider, slight sweet- tart finish. Fizzy mouthfeel, initially feels like it will leave dry finish but ends somewhat watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1552) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle from trade. Thanks! My first New Glarus. Pours a deep clear reddish pink with a small head that recedes quickly. Aroma is light cherries, some sour vinegar, and a bit of caramel vanilla. Slick mouthfeel and tastes like cherries, vanilla, wood, and some apple. Maybe a hint of ginger and cinnamon but not "spice" by any means. Thr vanilla in the sour makes this one somewhat sweet. High carbonation keeps it very drinkable. Very unique brew, and a winner for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1029) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Without the "©" character, I could have accidentally rated the wrong beer. I would just like to thank the person for whom this beer was reserved by StFun: if you it wasn’t for you not getting back to Josh in a timely manner, I wouldn’t have been able to try this out for some time. Thanks, both of you’s! Pours a hazy strawberry ruby-red with a whitish ringed which rested atop. Aromas of honeydew melon, cherry syrup, funk (quite prominent), earl grey tea, wine sediment, peaches, and light oak. Tastes as everything described above, with the addition of table sugar, brief citrus, and pear skins. Light candied sugar and soy milk by swallow. Thin. Easy-drinking has never been so easy, or so memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4113) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours cherry red amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity berry malty caramel a bit hoppy. Flavor is fruity refreshing acidy a bit sour cherry cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcane7 (1669) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (1162) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15379) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3151) - 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.

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