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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,269 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,269
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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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours golden and crystal clear. Initial head was a finger or so thick and fell with minimal lacing to a thin layer.
S: unique to say the least. I really don't know enough about grapes or wine. But smells more grape/wine like than beer.
T: true to dogfish motto this is off centered. Tastes like a lighter version of midas touch, but has a more tart than sweet flavor.
M: very light on the palate. But the grape does seem to linger.
O: sip over a long while, expect wine flavor with beer on the back end

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 08:51:02 | More by rootbeerman
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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.