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N&R - Shot In The Dark

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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2884) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Dark hazy orange-amber body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose shows mild funky oak, must, blackberry, lemon and tannic red wine. Flavor carries these notes forward, presenting a bold, deep, and well-integrated flavor profile that shows a nice balance between the assertive blackberry and lemon notes, and the mild funky oak, must, earth, and wet hay. Medium to light bodied, good acidity, sourness, and gentle carbonation. A nice tannic-dry finish solidifies this as an excellent fruit lambic. Hopefully these guys have another project in the works--I am all in.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (288) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottled poured into a Duvel art glass. Pours a hazy dark pink/light purple in color with a small off-white head. Nose is oak, lemon, grape, some band aid, and some very light blackberry. The flavor has a lot of similar themes as the nose, it’s heavy on the oak and has lighter lemon than typical Girardin lambic. There is some underlying berry in the background as well. The flavor is a little muted/watered down, but it’s nuanced and nice. Light mouthfeel, gentle acidity, light to moderate carbonation, and a moderate finish. Nice beer, would like to see it sour up a little more, but this is a pretty balanced lambic right now. Well done gentlemen!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, merci beaucoup à David. Arômes typiques d’une gueuze (le fruit est peu apparent), avec de belles notes de foin sec et de brettanomyces. Robe rose et légèrement trouble, effervescence d’abord active, mais qui diminue rapidement. En bouche, le caractère du lambic est bien exprimé avec de belles notes citriques et le fruit se fait surtout remarquer par la longue finale acidulée et même légèrement amère. Finale très sèche, lactique et citrique. Un beau lambic aux fruits.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2356) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8545) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7058) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3322) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Super rare whale bottle compliments of Frank, Pours cloudy hazy cranberry with fizzy white head, lots of carbontation, little lacing. Nose is like a framboise with a light sourness, a touch of blackberry, strong brett, light medicinal qualities, raspberries, red grape skins and vinous oak. Finish is bitter and grainy. Not as dry as I expected, kind of juicy. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13693) - 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. It’s 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10845) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours amber/pink with medium off-white head. Aroma is of fruits, blackberries. Taste is of blackberries, fruits, acid, sour. Something a little weird. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Pretty good, but there is a little something off.


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