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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: 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22034) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12849) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5659) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to TRApissed. This rating is unfortunately a rush rating for a bottle that was opened and reclosed by a customs agent. I guess I can stil say thanks for letting it by. Rather dark purple pour with a few bubbles of white head, light carbonation has survived which bodes well for protection against oxidisation. Aroma is quite fruity, fresh raspberry aroma, slightly reminiscent of Cantillons rose de gambrinus, light woody notes as well, funk is really tame, light lemony aroma. Taste is tart, lots of berry tartness, strong grapefruit flavor, cranberry also, woody finish. Broad spectrum of fruity flavors. Palate is fairly dry, no real residual fruit sweetness, carbonation is low, but that was expected under the circumstances. Overall, a very tasty fruit lambic. The blackberry doesnt stand out so much on its own, but the blend is good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17057) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Pour was a light purple, little head. Nose was light blackberry and fruit. Light sourness and lemon. Taste was sour, with strong oak and tannic properties. Very light blackberry and grape. Very carbonated feel, super dry. Overall, a great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4344) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (316) - 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, its 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 its 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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, merci beaucoup David. Armes typiques dune gueuze (le fruit est peu apparent), avec de belles notes de foin sec et de brettanomyces. Robe rose et lgrement trouble, effervescence dabord active, mais qui diminue rapidement. En bouche, le caractre du lambic est bien exprim avec de belles notes citriques et le fruit se fait surtout remarquer par la longue finale acidule et mme lgrement amre. Finale trs sche, lactique et citrique. Un beau lambic aux fruits.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3467) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14476) - 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.


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