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RATINGS: 388   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11885) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Clear red-brown body with small beige head. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, light sour. Krieky. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 Bottle thanks to rcubed. Pours with an orange body and a small, off-white head. Aroma of red wine, lightly musty, tons of cherry and a bit sour. Cotton candy, cherry, and sightly acidic tastes. Lively bubbles. Dry. Good, but much sweeter than I remember the previous version being.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Crystal clear; not suprisingly reddish in hue. Oaky cherry aromas. Tart on the tongue but not overwhelmingly tart like Rodenbach’s Grand Cru. Thirst quenching. Usually I don’t like tart beers, this one surprised me. Unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear light medium amber red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate berries, cherry, sweet cherry, tart cherry, light wood. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, sweet cherries, lacto. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101128]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange-red. White head. Notes of red forrest berries in the aroma. Sweet and sticky smell with a small sourness. The taste is fruity and buttery. A little sourness adds some freshness.Small vinousity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3928) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Sampled at the Richmond Gather XIII. Holy hell, this is VERY sweet. But gooooood. Cherry, and backsweetened. Girls would love this hsit. fun.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle, first thought was this doesnt smell very good. the beer looks like a sour, it taste like one too but the smell was hurting. The sourness wasnt too over power it was pretty drinkable, good offering, would have again, thanks nate for the bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
brownish red pour with a short lived khaki head. aroma is slightly sweet with just a hint of sourness. flavor is similar to aroma with some apples and cherry tartness. somewhat dry. not quite as deep a flavor or as well rounded as the earlier edition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a pale reddish brown with an off white head. Lightly carbonated. Aroma is sweet malt, sour cherries, earth and wood. Taste is tartly cherry, sweet caramelness, bread with oak thickness in the background. Finishes lighter than it seems. NG knows their fruit beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5303) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a bright and clear dark copper to amber body with a very minimal fizzy head that vanished immediately save for a very thin ring. The nose is deeply fruity with cherry, rivaled by a fairly heavy woodiness. There’s a touch of light sourness, but minimal, and the beginning of a little oxidation as well. The flavor is pretty nice, just the right balance between the bugs and the wood, Not overly sweet up front, but it comes out on the finish nicely, complementing the cherry flavor and giving it a nice sour cherry pie filling quality. I really like the woody flavors in this, reminds me of some of the authentic Belgian versions. Much better than most American efforts. Medium bodied with a nice thick almost chewy texture and moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

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