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N&R - Shot In The Dark

 (RETIRED)
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100
95
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Formerly brewed at Neill & Ross
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Belfast, Northern Ireland

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14110) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Deep amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, tart, barnyard, fruit, wheat and a little cherries. Flavour is malt, tart, little sour, little cherries, barnyard, wine, fruit and medium dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Red orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, brett, berries. Flavour is yeast, brett, berries, vanilla, oak, lemon. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of blackberry, straw, horseblanket and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of blackberry, citrus, straw and barnyard funk with a crisp dry tart lingering funky blackberry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a pink body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, yeast, herbs, fruit, and barnyard. Flavor of brett, fruit, mineral, herbs, and wood with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12156) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
Sampled at RBBSG. Hazy light orange color, small to medium white head. Smell sourness, some burned rubber. Taste balanced sour, some sour fruits, green apple. Really nicely balanced. Medium body, medium carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (11864) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11345) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
Bottle thanks to the Cad at Leighton’s birthday celebrations. It pours deep pink, with a thick, foamy light pink head. The nose is farmyard, manure, TCP, medicinal, floral, jam and starch. The taste is lemony tartness, blackberry, red grape, redcurrant, apple, vinous, juicy fruit, hay, floral and wood, with a juicy-tart finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced. For me this is quite juicy and not super-sour. Very drinkable stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Reddish purple pour, light pink head. Lactic sour, Brett, blackberry, light lemon. Nice and sour with blackberry, cheesy funk, old barrel woodsy flavors. Awesome!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
750ml bottle (thanks Josh for sharing!). Poured a deep amberish color with a larger sized off white head. Grapes, vinous, some funkiness, with some fruity/berries. Lively and fizzy body that distracted from the overall experience (but still a solid beer).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10522) - 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!


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