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RATINGS: 412   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2010
2010 Batch bottle from Woodman’s. Pours a very clear red/brown. Fluffy offwhite head. Nose is tart, definitely get the Door County Cherries, slight oaky notes and initially some metallic elements. On taste, it’s a bit funky and tart with the cherry coming through and some mild toast notes in the background. Light oaky notes as well. I’m more excited to see how these do over time. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2010
From a bottle. Poured hazy reddish-brown color with a large foam head that dissipates slowly. Cherries and vanilla dominate the aroma. Flavor has cherries, vanilla, and minimal sourness. Would have liked more acidity, but it is still a pretty good tasting beer. Pretty solid fruit beer, but was hoping for more a more sharp sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010 courtesy markwise. Funky almost pie spice aroma. Decent sour flavor profile, but not strong enough or sour enough. Also a bit of a metal tang.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12315) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a beautiful garnet with a touch of brown and a small and dissipating khaki head. Aroma is quite funky and sweet, with some spices in there as well. There is loads of cinnamon, lots of oak, some light fruitiness, cherry, cider vinegar, and some caramelly sweetness. The flavor is sharp, somewhat sweet, acidic and lightly to moderately tart, there is a light acidity and tartness as well. The body is moderate, carbonation is soft, and the finish is a mix of sweet and sour. It’s a nice beer, but it’s really unfortunate that it’s not bottle conditioned as I would really like a bit less sweetness and a bit more acidity. I wish I would have noticed when I had it if the previous batch was bottle conditioned or not.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (444) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2569) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3966) - 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.


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