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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,271 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,271
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 90
Gots: 142 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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Rhynes2

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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very interesting beer here. Pours a light yellow color with very little head retention, very similar to a champagne/sparking wine. you can smell the white grapes in it right off the bat. The taste is dry and tart. Grapes mix well with the light malt flavor it gives off. i get a sort of apple flavor that is very pleasant and crisp. It's unlike any other beer I have had before. I great beer all around and something i would buy again though it is a little bit over priced.

Serving type: bottle

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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,271 ratings.