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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,384 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,384
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 98
Gots: 160 | FT: 4
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at the pub in Rehoboth. Poured a hazy straw color with nearly no head retention which looks alot like a glass of wine in my snifter. The aromas are very intense ranging from malty to phenolic and spicy,sweet. No lacing but good carbonation which I'm sure is due to the wine grape additions. The saison yeast is awesome and has a lovely spice character that balances out the maltiness. Sweetness hits the back of your palate and lingers. Tart fruit and some citrus are very present as it warms up a bit.

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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,384 ratings.