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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: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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. 60kgs (133 pounds) of blackberries were added to Girardin lambic and left to ferment over the Autumn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013

Bottle 750ml. cap & corked.

[ Bottle # 73 ]. Clear medium to dark red - purple colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy grape, barnyard, leather, fruity - berry, light to moderate red wine. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, berry, wood, barnyard, vinous, red wine, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, tart and barnyard. Wooden, tart, fruity and dry bretty to almost wooden. Smooth fruity and tart into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23044) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour woody aroma. with hints of blackberry. Fruity sour woody blackberry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody blackberry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of forgetfu, thanks! Murky reddish color, large pink head that settles quickly. Aroma of cherries, berries, lemon. Taste is softly sour and bitter summer fruit, more sour towrd the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at my CBC birthday, London. A big thanks to Tom for providing us with this beer. It pours a light, hazy red with a creamy foam head. Aroma has some berries, poo and grass. Light to medium sweet flavor, very tart with sharp berries, mild sour sting, some earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine, stinging fizzy carbonation. Dry, berry fruit finish with lots of grassy bitterness. Lasting tart berries, light earth and grass. Very, very good beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17538) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Botte @ fonefan tasting. Hazy red with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, red wine and barnyard. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Dry and rather acidic finish. 091112

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle thanks to the cad. Cloudy red orange with lasting pink head. Vegetal fruit and farmyard aroma which is so good its frightening. Perfect in mouth but the swallow and finish are sublime. So drinkable its ridiculous. Spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16771) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is red. Aroma and taste are brett, malt, wood, wine, fruits, blackberries and hops. Nice and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16506) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 75cl wine corked. A gusher, unclear and reddish orange in color, with a small, dense, orangey white head. Funky nose with lemony notes, barnyard and a vinous touch. Old leather, stable, some berries and a hint of grapefruit in the aroma. Its tart and quite effervescent, medium bodied. Funky flavor with lots of acidity and lemon. Some vinous notes and berries. Lasting lemony finish with funk and some berries. A really pleasant one, complex and tasteful. 121109

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Dark red pour with a short lived pinkish head. Really great berry aroma. Plenty of blackberry, a hint of cherry skin, a nice musty and earthy funk, and a soft lemon tartness. A nice touch of red wine, too. Tastes of blackberry, grass, oak, wine, and plenty of musty funk. A light earthiness, some lactic sourness, and a touch of residual sweetness.

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