Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this one on tap at the Dogfish Head tap takeover at Coles in Buffalo, NY.
I wish I knew more of the backstory on this beer before I tried it: they used grapes from the west coast and shipped them carefully keeping them at a certain temperature to keep the wild yeast from becoming active. DFH's use of ingredients is always inventive and impressive.
This is a bit of a different drinking saison as the spicyness is subdued and a bit more of the sweetness comes through; however, this finishes with a nice tartness and drys up from that 9% abv.
I would love to try this one again so I can appreciate some of the care that went into making it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2012 12:01:50 | More by alexkeil
4.4/5 rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. This beer pours a golden yellow with a slight haze in it. The lucious white head reatins sticky lacing around the glass and there are little carbonation bubbles noticable.
S - The nose is much more subdued than I had expected. I get some yeast notes and without a doubt wine smell. Don't ask me the grapes, I am no wine expert.
T - The taste was just what I might expect from a beer that I heard was a cross between a wine and beer. Some yeasty flavors up front followed by citrus notes and finished off with a crisp dry wine like finish.
M - Spiritly carbonated with dry finish and flavor that seems to evaporate off the palate.
O - This was an awesome beer. I had it paired with a nice flank steak, mushroom risotto and carmelized onions. I wish I could get my hands on some more of this beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2012 03:10:11 | More by buyBinboaVodka
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 750ml into a DFH Snifter.
A: Very pale golden color. The lacing on the glass is great though. Retains a nice white foamy head. The carbonation is really noticeable when you hold it up to the light. Great beads of bubbles from the bottom of the glass, all the way to the top that don't let up.
S: The smell isn't very crazy. I get a slight musty pinot nose. But it's very subtle. Maybe a bit of lemon too.
T: This is where the beer is standing apart for me. It has a really nice pinot grigio flavor. It starts a little tart and lemony but ends with a rather sweet and dry finish. Reminds me of a champagne or possibly a dry cider.
M: Nice carbonation but not crazy for a saison. A light body, very easy to drink. The 9% doesn't really overtake this beer. It's well balanced.
O: Overall I really like this new offering. The PJ Faithful Ale and the new Tweason'ale aren't really my bag. But this beer I personally really enjoyed. I feel like it'd be a great beer to pair with cheeses or meats, especially with the significant amount of vinous wine flavors present.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 02:08:25 | More by neobob187
Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.