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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle pours a clear deep amber with a faint off white head. The head diminshes quickly, and no real lacing to speak of. Aroma is good with raspberries, wood, smoke, alcohol and cherries. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is good. A strong wood backbone with plenty of sweet sour fruits. Has a medium body. The texture is not super dry but mostly dry. Has a good finish with a lingering aftertaste.

3.9
ttutony (944) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Reddish brown with a light tan head. Tangy fruity aroma. Tart flavors with just a hint of cherry. Sourness is present but not overwhelming. A bit of nutty malt flavor. Lingering sourness on finish. Really nice.

4.4
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Smells of wonderful brett. Tastes of sour cherry, sweet vanilla. This is truly an enigma and an overall outstanding beer.

1.7
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
was not a fan of this beer at all. Sour and brown are far from favorites of mine.

3.6
MatSciGuy (924) - 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.

4
TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours clear and light brown with a redish hue and thin off white head aromas sre of cherries,vanilla,and smokey oak, the flavor and mouthfeel are of tart cherries and sweet vanilla and dry oak finish with a hint of smoke my first sour hope to have more very soon

3
Cousin_Larry (895) - - MAR 20, 2015
I didn’t read the label all the way to the bottom, so the fact this is a sour ale was quite shocking. After the initial shock passed it was ok

4
drdisque (882) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
From a 12 oz split into 2 snifters. Aroma is wild brett yeast. Flavor is tart but bearable. Well balanced tartness with depth of maltiness and a backbone of spice. Nice sour, but a little middle of the road to truly be amazing.

3.8
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a FW tulip. Bottle from the most release. A: Pours a clear ruby color with an off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. S: Definite tart cherries with a sweet berry backing. Possibly strawberry? Very light malt backing with small hints of spice. T: The alluding to cherry pie is spot on. Tart, fresh cherries with big flavors of cinnamon, pie crust and sweet strawberry jam. Clean malt finish. M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is clean with a hint of spice. O: Another great beer in the NG fruit beer lineup. Great nuances of flavor really bring home a full experience of eating a piece of cherry pie. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-19-2012

3.4
DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Tastes a lot like sour apple cider. An overwhelming amount of apple flavor. A little thin bodied on the palate. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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