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N&R - Shot In The Dark

Formerly brewed at Neill & Ross
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Belfast, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Shot In The Dark is a fruit lambic that has been blended and matured in a freshly emptied 225 litre French Bordeaux wine barrel that has held Red wine for five seasons. 60kg’s (133 pounds) of blackberries were added to Girardin lambic and left to ferment over the Autumn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1540) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to nightfall - june 24th 2016. Ratebeer deleted my rating, so i’ll have to do this from memory... Orangy yellow, hazy, small white head. Aroma has mold, berries, funk, oak. Taste is sour, dry, tart citric, funky and with a light bitterness. High carbonation and a rather light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2046) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. aroma of barn, leathery, funky, grapes. Sour berries, funk,dark fruits, light leather, and some ligjht phenoloc hints(plastic), light vinegar, , a touch of vinegar, a touch of fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg Gueuze Tasting thanks to Nightfall! Pours reddish hazy orange with a big offwhite head. Aromas of funk, berries, citrus, vinous. Taste has vinous notes, oak, lactic tartness, subtle vinegar, berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1040) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2016
750 mL unlabeled bottle. Deep orange and a bit reddish. Huge off-white head. Thick collar. Lots of wisps. Smell is very musty. Yeasty. Lots of funk and some tart musty berry. Kinda woody with some dried grass. Taste has musty blackberry. More distinct blackberry. Kind of a wine-like grape flavor. Some oak. Pleasant tartness, but not that sour. Just a lot of yeastiness. High carbonation. Medium light body. I understand this is Girardin lambic, but it doesn’t have that intense acetic sourness that Girardin typically has. Much more fruit and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (1118) - - JUN 19, 2015
Murky dark red. Nose is musty, cobwebs, funky, much more berries than Tilquin Mure. Taste is minerals, cobwebs, berries, some funk. Tartness and minerals on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle... Cloudy caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a funky and fruity collage of barnyard, old cheese, horse blanket, fallen oak and dark berries. Medium-bodied and astringent with adequate carbonation. The flavor is very tart, funky and a hint fecal with a dry finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3265) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Seth. Red Amber pour with an off white head. Funk and berry bouquet. Effervescent with tart berry, funk, wet blanket, and brett highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (593) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle - pours amber. Lemon notes, blackberry, sour and tart in the nose. Nice tart taste with a light blackberries. It’s just damn good!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (12897) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
750mL bottle, courtesy of tderoeck (thanks so much, Tim!), pours a cloudy opaque dark orange amber with a large beige head. Nose brings out a mix of incredibly complex classic Girardin funk and blackberries - lots of fruits still present here. Some red wine barrels noticeable as well. Flavour is amazingly complex, with the red wine barrels upfront, followed by the blackberries and medium funk. The carbonation is very aggressive. Acidity is fairly high. The red wine barrel complexity steals the show on this one. A pleasure to try. Excellent lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2530) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Thanks to tderoeck! Pours a mild hazy ruby red with a light pink head that goes to a ring. The smell is funky, tart, sour nose...blueberry. The taste is very tart, sour, lactic with a very dry aftertaste. Light in body with lots of soft carbonation. A very nice lambic!

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