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RATINGS: 441   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
madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of wood, grape, sourness, spice, berries. Flavour of berries, sweetness, spice, wood, sourness. Medium to full bodied. Berry sour end.

3.2
deyholla (11718) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to the GF. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma is full of cinnamon and vanilla with underlying sour fruits and oak. Flavor begins with cinnamon and vanilla but oak and sour fruits grow toward the finish. Oddly, syrupy on the tongue.

4.1
shrubber85 (11448) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Lactic cherry malt aroma. Copper with minimal head. Sweet woody cherry malt flavor. Full body. Pretty sweet - like a soured down version of their Belgian Red.

4
hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear copper ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is a funky, fruity mélange of wood, cherries and funked-out socks. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and vibrant carbonation. The flavor presents cherries, yogurty lactic acid, vanilla and caramel. Tangy-sweet, fruity finish. Thanks so much to biggsbowler for sharing this world class bottle of beer!

4.3
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma starts with some big oaky and vanilla characterstics, cherries, and vinegar. Flavor is a tremendous mix of sweet and sour. Sour cherries, sweet vanilla, raw oak, red wine vinegar, raspberries. Man this is delicious.

3.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Enigma
Date: October 07, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: light cloudy amber, frothy off white head
Aroma: tart fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor backed by an intense sourness, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.4
cubs (10640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of kbutler1. Thanks! Dark red vIolet appearance with a tan colored head. Sweet, cherry, vinous, oaky, vanilla aroma. Quite sour, but incredibly delicious cherry flavor on top of mildly oaky, vanilla taste. Sour and quite sweet cherry, vanilla finish. Not super sour. Excellent beer!

3.6
BVery (10600) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2017 Bottle. Reddish pour. Sour cherry nose. Same taste plus some wood. Not cloying. Good.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Enigma pours a slightly hazy brown color with reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor share almost the same qualities: Cherries, apples, vanilla, oak, and an acidic touch. The beer does have some sour/tartness to it, but it is not over the top. Everything works pretty well together. This is very smooth drinking and full bodied at the same time. Very similar to the original, but this one seems to be softer and a touch less interesting. I will surely revisit this again, but early results tell me the original was better.

4.1
marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a thin off-white head and amagnificently sour aroma. There is a sour brown flavor that features a mellow cheery taste and some smokiness.


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