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: 71   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. 60kgs (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 17/20
ThirstyBird (2889) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16927) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (1162) - - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (2086) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to nightfall - june 24th 2016. Ratebeer deleted my rating, so ill 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Etched bottle thanks to Adam - shared at Grana Padano share 2016 - pours rose white head - nose/taste of blackberry, oak, funk and vinous funky wine - medium body

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23980) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25809) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9327) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2012
11/VIII/2012 75cl bottle from a trade with the brewer @ RBBSG - (2012-902)

Clear bright red beer, aery off-white head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: soft bretta notes, sour touch, bit vinous, lots of berries, Im getting mainly raspberries, bit of chloride, lambic sourness. MF: quite some carbon, but ok, medium body. Taste: sour, bit metallic start, fruity touch, sour cherries, raspberries, little grassy bitterness. Aftertaste: sour citric, bit metallic, bretta, lemony notes, berries. A job well done (even though it wasnt that hard of a job, right guys? ;-)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours reddish amber in color with a beautiful white head. The aroma brings more blackberries and sweet fruity notes than the flavor with some nice earthy yeast. The flavor brings tart lambic flavors with the blackberries more in the background on the tongue unfortunately than in the flavor. There is still the delicious Gueze tart flavor that one hopes for though no doubt.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (13029) - 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.


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