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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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4.4
StoutBeerReviews (148) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2017
Havent had many sours but this is fantastic. Deep cherry black color, tangy and tart mild sour cherry. Little bit of woodyness. Would be up for this again

4.3
NelsonPR (23) - MIlWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Amber body with tan head, aroma of cherries, vanilla and woody notes, taste is nutty, cherries, vanilla and sour. Good carbonation. Nice beer with complex flavors and aromas.

4.3
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle. New Glarus, you have outdone yourselves this time. The pour was crystal clear copper golden with a red hue. Aroma was ripe with slightly tart cherries, smooth vanilla oak, light caramel, brown sugar, and plums. Flavor was quite complex and slightly more sour than an Oud Brune, but amazingly complex and well blended! The sourness was strong, but carefully countered by the cherries, somewhat sweet malt, earthiness, some barn characters, and a slight amount of old cheese. This is really an amazing beer, and to be able to finally get a great sour beer for a reasonable price in Wisconsin is truly a treat!

4.3
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Aroma:The nose is full of cherry an oak. The smell is sugary sweet. Appearance:It’s the reddish-brown color of spiced rum. Poor head retention. Taste:There’s a lot of cherry flavor in the foretaste, plus a little sourness imparted by the wild yeast. This changes to oak and vanilla in the midtaste. For the first few sips, there was a lot of copper in the aftertaste, but this went away the more I drank. Palate:Lots of carbonation on the tongue, and it’s a little harsh on the back of my throat as I swallow. Overall:This is a delicious fruit beer that gives you a lot of cherry flavor. While you drink this beer, complex flavors arise on every sip.

4.3
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle from Guerde - thanks Andy! Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a temporary whiteish head. Mild sour cherry aroma. Medium minus body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet/lightly sour kriekish sort of sour brown ale. Some oaky smoke comes forth. Finishes smoothly kriekey - but less than super sour.

4.3
50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Thank you pantanap for another great freakin bottle from New Glarus..... This cranberry colored delight had a minuscule white head. The nose is sour cherries and vinegar. The flavor is so smooth. It’s not really sour, it is sour cherries, oak, vanilla, and a hint of vinegar. Damn, this is so tasty.....

4.3
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Poured with a medium sized, light tan head that settled out and a little lace. Color is a clear copper amber. Aroma is tart, malt, yeast, and a bit of fruit. Flavor’s the same plus a bit of cookie dough. Body is excellent and ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, has long length. Session beer in the summer and right mood.

4.3
IndianaRed (4617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle pours a clear tawny redish brown with just a ring of fine white skin around the edge of the snifter. Aroma is an intoxicating mix of tart cherries, tootsie rolls, brown sugar and a touch of platsticy band-aid. Flavors is a bit of a switch. Big soft blanket of vanilla, light smokiness, light bodied and lively. Devine

4.3
fidelis83 (2437) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Pours clear light copper with a 2-3 finger, creamy light beige head that has great retention. Aroma is ridiculously inviting, rich vanilla, oak, hints of lacto-like sweetness, hints of sweet and tart cherries, lactic and vinegar tartness, a touch of mellow smoke, leafy earth and just a little light roast and cereal. The aroma is quite strong, but each note itself is well in check and balanced. Flavor is oak, vanilla and smoke up front, giving way to sweet cherries, vinegar, slightly sweet cereal, grass and floral notes. Palate is light bodied, creamy on entry, immediately followed by an explosion of carbonation (probably a little too high, but it dies down after a little swirling, or a few minutes) and ending with a lightly dry, crisp finish. Fantastic brew overall, easily approachable and delicious sour that I think almost anyone could enjoy.

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.


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