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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2010
(12oz bottle) rich reddish brown with light tan head and excellent lacing. Nose of subtle wet wood, cherry, some funk and pipe tobacco. Taste of cherry, subtle lactic acid, pipe tobacco, very slightly funky, and other lightly tart fruits. Soda like carbonation, great funky fruit finish. Wish it was more tart in both nose and smell but a very drinkable sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16895) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by Nathan, the Brigadier at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13. Very lightly hazed amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel, lightly soured fruits, oaky woody notes, vanilla. Taste comprises tangy fruits, oeange, light sourness, woody notes, grapes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry in the finish with a little gentle pucker. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2582) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Aroma of a decent sour. Sour and berries. Taste is cherry, sweet and sour. Touch of vanilla. More of a sour than the belgian red, but way less than one of the big sours. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Nice extra from Guerde-thanks! 2010 bottle. Pretty light reddish brown. Totally clear and light carbonation. Cherry nose, with vanilla and oak. Flavors of sweet and tart cherry, light oak. Short and not very complex. Tasty but a bit overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 year old rot box scope. Not sure why Iíve kept this with me for that long, would mean it has traveled to 4 different apartments/houses with me. Odd. This beer poured reddish brown, clear, not much of a small off white head. Aroma was actually pleasing. Cherry skins, a touch of caramel and toffee, a bit of apple. Flavor...not bad. Slightly tart. Rich. Bigger, almost chewy mouthfeel. Tart, but not bracing. Iím puzzled, old beer is gross, but this beer did not show many signs of being both old and (most likely) mishandled. Peted fine, which was tame where I was @ just last night.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2015
12oz bottle pours out a mahogany topped with a sand head. Nose is like old over ripe orange a nice tartness. Taste is more of the fruit and a good light tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1353) - - MAY 24, 2015
Reddish brow pour, fairly large head. Sour cherry predominately in the aroma and taste. Toffee, slightly jammy, not as acidic as other new glarus fruit or sours. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (1066) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Reddish brown. Aroma of Balsamic vinegar. Taste- tart cherry, green apple, blueberry, red wine and more of that Balsamic Vinegar. Laid down on top of a mellow cereal malt. I really like Sours and this is top-notch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks adnielsen). Looks good; a very cloudy amberish caramel with off-white head that quickly dissipates into very thin lacing. Smells semi-sweet and mildly tart with a nice cherry presence alongside mild notes of oak. Tastes like it smells with a bit more tartness and a pleasant medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

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