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RATINGS: 435   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for delicious sour beers that we cant ever get in Texas. Cranberry and barberry with vanilla and love. Sweet flavor with nice and friendly tartness. Beautiful everyday beer...if we had them for sale here.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedesertfox (17) - - JAN 14, 2011
12 ounce bottle from HB Mason. dynamic taste, excellent flavor. could drink a few of these

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle. Holy mother. Nose is INCREDIBLE -- brandy, buckwheat honey, cherries, vanilla, caramel. Pours a rich gold -- almost brandy colored again -- with a very light head. Taste is incredible -- more of the same as the nose, with rich sourness (if thats possible) and some faint bitterness on the close. In-freaking-credible.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (10584) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 9/17/10. I have been wanting to try this beer for awhile, so when I heard Dan was releasing this again due to popular demand, I was super pumped. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The color of this beer is not what I expected. Yields a dark rusty copper color with a thin beige head on top. Some light lace sticks around, but nothing too sticky. I love the nose on this. Getting notes of apples, cherries, tart cranberries, oak, and damp trail. Splendid. The mouth is firm, slightly wet, but filling enough. Carbonation level is spot on for a fruit beer. Lightly spritzy, but not overly so. Smooth flavors of cherry, cranberry, wood notes, and faint funk on the back end. The finish is a little tamer than some of his other fruit beers, but its got a pleasantly tart aftetaste. Wow. This was everything I was hoping it was going to be. Again, I am amazed at Dans work. The man knows his way around fruit beers for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Purchased from Woodmans in a bottle this afternoon (2012 Batch). Pours a sable brown with a thin white head that still laces the glass. Smells of sour nectarines and effervescence. Taste is carbonated with the taste of sour nectarines, apple and strawberry. Tingly, sour and carbonated finish that lingers with a fuller mouth feel. This has to be one of my favorite New Glarus beers to date. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DalzAle (2030) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of tart crisp apples and cherry skins. Flavor is also very fresh crisp apple, tart and slightly soured cherry juice, very light malt and slightly sweet on the aftertaste. A near perfect beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, very dark amber with very minimal head. Aroma is sweet and sour. Cinnamon, spice and green apple. Taste is medium sour. Oak, vanilla, red berries and green apple. Light bodied with a slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. Ill enjoy drinking this one again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alassio (96) - USA - FEB 18, 2017
This is just simply a wonderful thing to drink. It is gently sour, it is zesty, it is a big happy spray on the palate and a big burst of bliss in the nose. Great, subtly restrained fruit; a perfect balance between evocative dryness and an unrealized hint of fruity sweetness (that thankfully never actually happens - - it remains dry and complex). This thing is just mystical. I call it a thing, and not a beer, because sometimes the word beer just gets in the way.


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