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RATINGS: 430   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Pour from a bottle. Thanks Kan. Reddish murky brown with a bit of off white top. Aromas of fruit, sweet malt. Nice feel in your mouth with a fairly light body. Lightly sour and tart with sweet cherries and lighly toasted malt. Some vanilla off the back. Pretty tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (739) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Timfoolery, pour is reddish-brown, very little head, tart, nice bite.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akoeninger (721) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours reddish amber. Smell is tart with lots of cherry. Taste cherry and sweet and very tart up front, but gets very complex as you drink. It finishes with very subtle wisps of smokiness. Great fizzy feel. Very, very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. 2010 version. Pours a hazy murky orange brown color. Head dissipates rapidly. Light bodied. Initially light malt fades into sour cherries and vanilla bean. Just a little bit of fizzy funk. Trying to clear out some beers sitting in the cellar, this is a very pleasant surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (680) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Aroma of tart cherries, barn yard funk, musty humid air, and baking spices. Deep redish brown color, with a thin off white head. Tart up front, with medium sweetness, followed by medium sour. Tart cherries, funky yeast, and candied sugar. Tart finish with a very slight bitterness....acidic. Thin mouthfeel. Finish is tart with acidic tones. Nice and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle generously given as an extra by preisj Poured into hill farmstead stemware, clean into the glass with no head or lacing. Smell of cherry and oak, taste follows the same notes while packing a sour pucker after taste. Very fruit juice like reminds me serendipity

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (642) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Draft. Opaque brown with thin light tan head and some lacing. Sour plum aroma. Sweet malt with sour apple, plum, and caramel in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 Wow, this is one strange, interesting, beer. Bright, reddish-brown color with very little head that diminishes quickly. Highly carbonated, sour cherry flavor with notes of oak barrel and smoke. Not something that you would drink regularly, but this might go very well with something chocolate flavored.


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