Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 1,097 | Reviews: 282 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):
LOOK: Very pale, bright, clear, Pils-like, active, big frothy white foam head
SMELL: Vinous, Pinot Gris, cheese, fruity, musty
TASTE: Light, vinous, concentrated white grape juice, fruity, slightly acidic, dry, spicy, cheesy, musty, tannic
This Saison (of sorts) was brewed with botrytis (noble rot) infected juice from Viognier grapes and Pinot Gris must, which was intensified by “dropping fruit” (cropping the grapes). It’s then balanced with Pilsner and wheat malts, and finished with a Belgian yeast strain. Although its wine-like flavors dominate, Noble Rot tastes just as interesting as it sounds; demanding a “must” try for adventurous palates.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2013 03:37:03 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
District of Columbia
4.09/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
10 oz. pour into a snifter glass at the Falls Church Alehouse; unknown brewing/kegging date; drank over 30 minutes
A: 3/3 - pale yellow-to-golden coloration; crystal clear (can both read and see through); received with an initial frothy white head that settled into a subtle glass lacing; no visible bubbles
S: 10/12 - predominately white wine/Chardonnay notes; some background Belgian yeast, pils and wheat with some alcohol
T: 16/20 - bright, refreshing vinous flavors immediately hit on first sip and continue to develop on the palate; as the flavor profile expands; the Belgian pils and yeast rear up - slightly peppery, estery and coriander; some alcohol but doesn't taste like 9% ABV; finishes dry and invites subsequent sips
M: 3/5 - much lower carbonation for style (and major reason for point detraction); light body
O: 8/10 - nice admixture of vinous and saison qualities; it's not as good as I remember it being, which, unfortunately, is my typical DFH experience as my palate has developed, but it remains an enjoyable Spring/Summer offering and is dangerously drinkable; $10.50/10 oz. snifter is craziness though
TOTAL - 40/50
Serving type: on-tap
04-05-2014 20:38:55 | More by MNishCT77
3.86/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head, good size bubbles, and lacing that sticks to the side of the glass forever.
Smell: A champagne and sweet white wine scent, with a hint of lemon.
Taste: A sour white wine taste with a bit of bitterness to it.
Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, smooth, but a bit sour.
Drinkability: Has a little too much sour/bitter for my liking, but not bad.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 06:18:44 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,097 ratings.