Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beautiful beer, with a perfect clarity that is pale yellow in hue. Tons of bubbles swarm upward to feed a big and quickly disappating white head that leaves a ton of sticky, thick lacing in its wake. The aroma is very vinous, white wine in particular with an almost champagne like quality. Definitely a touch of booze that mingles in with a distinctly Belgian strain of yeast that adds hints of citrus rind, lemon in particular, maybe a touch of grapefruit. Loving the way this smells, very aromatic and pleasant.
Vinous indeed. I let this warm up to a chilled state, and it definitely lets all of the flavors come out and shine. Medium to full body that is magnified by a full carbonation. It has a champagne like dryness to the body and finish, puckering the mouth. There is a distinct tartness to the flavor, giving further puckering characteristics. It comes to the brink of being sour, and has that syrupy leftover feel in the back of the mouth that I've found in sours, but it falls just short of being truly sour, just pleasantly tart. This combines with the Belgian yeast to create a tart saison-esque beer that has some farmyard qualities with a good amount of that awesome Belgian funk.
Definitely a cool concept that Dogfish did here, merging wine/champagne tastes with beer. Never knew anything about the kinds of grape must that go into this beer, but I'm glad DFH introduced me to them. Good stuff, definitely try this if you are into wine or beer!
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2012 04:05:22 | More by chodinheaven
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