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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,410 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,410
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 101
Gots: 164 | 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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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a thick foamy head. Higher than normal carbonation. Head retention is not great. Lacing is moderate. Has a sour fruit aroma that is almost sweet towards the end. Typical Belgium yeast funky aroma. You can taste a little coriander and Belgium yeast. More sour fruit, ending in a sweeter grape taste. Almost tastes like a sweeter wine at the end with a little more of a hoppy aftertaste. Good beer, but not the best saison I have had. It is definitely different.

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a white wine; especially Chardonnay. A small head dissipates into a hint of lace is the only visual element that allows you to identify it as beer. Fruity, lemon like and honey like aroma. Delicious! Taste is fruity, like grapes. There is a slightly dry white wine like finish. Had it with fish. If you love white wine, this is the beer for you! Feel is low carbonation, light to medium bodied and refreshing. I love this one as I love all to most of Dogfish Head's products!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,410 ratings.