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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,361 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,361
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 100
Gots: 158 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This saison-esque science project gets complexity and fermentable sugars from two unique wine grapes sourced with our friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Wash.

The first addition is unfermented juice, known as must, from viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This noble rot reduces the water content in the grapes while magnifying their sweetness and complexity. The second is pinot gris must intensified by a process called dropping fruit, where large clusters of grapes are clipped to amplify the quality of those left behind.

Noble Rot is brewed with pils and wheat malts and fermented with a distinct Belgian yeast strain. It has a spicy white wine body and a dry, tart finish.

(Beer added by: paulozanello on 02-20-2011)
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

atone315, Tuesday at 12:51 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jason, Monday at 01:33 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MinorThreat, Sunday at 02:01 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JackNip, Sunday at 01:47 AM
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

I shouldn't even rate this beer, because it's very carbonated/fizzy with a strong white wine mouthfeel
and I don't have the taste for wine. Not my cup of tea, so to speak.

DaneBramage, Sunday at 01:45 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Davelucas88, Saturday at 09:51 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottle.
Appearance: light yellow. Crystal clear. Fizzy. Thin head. Almost non existent.
Smell: Chardonnay.
Taste: bubbly Chardonnay.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation. Medium-light body. Dry.
Overall: tasty beer? Looks like, smells like, tastes like wine.

jellikit, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

vonnerbeer, Oct 21, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

ahalset, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ThaJokerWild, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ChrisMon02, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

fosters9, Oct 15, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -12.7%

mattjcrawford, Oct 13, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

HanniGunz, Oct 12, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle.
A: Good clarity and lots of carbonation. Durable white head.
Aroma: fruity, musty, yeasty with more than a hint of white wine.
Flavor: a reasonably good cross of white wine, champagne and Belgian pale ale.

chinchill, Oct 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

BeccaH, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

glevy194, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Devil_Doc, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BRami127, Oct 05, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An unusual beer. I must have got a bad bottle as far as appearance goes, because there was absolutely no head or lacing. The beer poured a hazy gold color that looked Saison-like. The aroma and taste were pretty good though.

The aroma and flavor both featured sweet white grapes. There is a yeasty flavor and a little "funk" but not as much as most saisons.

Mouthfeel is tart and crisp. The flavor and mouthfeel make this a pretty enjoyable beer. Could be a bit more carbonated, but that may also be a symptom of a bad bottle.

I would like to try one with a big head and lacing, like so many reviews mentioned, but the bottle I had wasn't bad either.

JayQue, Oct 04, 2014
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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,361 ratings.