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RATINGS: 395   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2477) - 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 (3942) - 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 (1650) - 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 (5346) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Deep pink/amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is cherry an wood. Some sour notes, but light. Flavor is cherry kool-aid aged in oak. Woody, vanilla, fruit jolly rancher. Just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle, as Thumbprint Series. Cherries evident in the nose. A really nice aroma. Sour. Clear, dark reddish amber. Thin off white head. Predominant flavor is that of cherries. I’m not getting oak or vanilla or smoke. Crazy though that there’s this much flavor in a 5.5% ABV beer. It really bugs me when brewers re-brand the same recipe under a different label. Although it appears they kept the name "Enigma", the fact that it was Enigma Unplugged originally and is now part of the Thumbprint series makes it appear that it’s somehow different. That’s fine if you want to do that, just make it clear in the description on the bottle that it was previously sold under the Unplugged series. I’m not a huge fan of cherry flavored anything, but for those that are, they’d enjoy this. The Belgian Red has some similarities but is eminently better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from sherm1016 via lake beer fridge! Pours a reddish brown with thin head. Very interesting combo of sweet cherry and then a sour finish. Very yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
12oz bottle many thx to adnielsen cons 2012-11-10 Göteborg AR: sweet ŕ bit sour kriek, wee marzipan nuttiness, dust when poured AP: red rose wine, wee transparent pinkish quickly deminishing head F: fizzy, dry but sweet, wee tart, kriek, kriek seeds, bitter almonds, medium + bitterness, the bubbles ŕ wee and soft, finish is fizzy and kriek

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