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RATINGS: 362   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2706) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (315) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1347) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Enigma pours a clear red copper color with a white head of small bubbles. Scent is of cherries and cloves. Taste is sweet but acrid finishing quite tart. not exactly sour but very very cherry tart with a hint of woodyness. Body is lively. This Beer is very interesting. Not what I thought a sour beer would be like. a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1761) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle from GhostFace. Pours clear amber with a fizzy, quick-fading head. Nice sweet/tart balance with a bit of spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, very dark amber with very minimal head. Aroma is sweet and sour. Cinnamon, spice and green apple. Taste is medium sour. Oak, vanilla, red berries and green apple. Light bodied with a slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I’ll enjoy drinking this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (392) - - JAN 5, 2013
Sour fruity aroma with a hint of yeast. Pours a ruby red with white quickly fading head. Fruity (apple and citrus) sourness with enough sweet to balance it. Very refreshing character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Funky earthy basement, fruity oak aroma. Clear copper with a larger off-white head. Sweet black cherry, oak, funky earthy tart flavor. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7867) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Lactic cherry malt aroma. Copper with minimal head. Sweet woody cherry malt flavor. Full body. Pretty sweet - like a soured down version of their Belgian Red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2967) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
From notes. Amber body, thin white head, soapy lacing. Cherries, wood, light smoke, vanilla, tart apples and caramel. Medium bodied, moderate acidity, gentle carbonation, pleasant tartness.

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