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: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.

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4.1
fonefan (51126) - 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]

4.1
yespr (47567) - 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.

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anders37 (27062) - Malmö, 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.

4
Travlr (26127) - 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.

4.3
Leighton (22326) - 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.

4.1
Rasmus40 (21990) - 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

4
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, 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.

4.4
harrisoni (19341) - 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.

4.1
mcberko (18979) - 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.

4.1
chrisv10 (18506) - 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.


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