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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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mkf629

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-15-2014 01:23:15 | More by mkf629
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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-13-2014 01:03:32 | More by Zetcha7x
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-13-2014 00:34:38 | More by MightiestBeard
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale straw, champagne-like head that leaves no residue on surface or glass. Aggressive carbonation, slight fogginess. Looks crisp, but so darn light/flavorless.

S: White grapes, slight yeast/bread.

T: Closer to wine than beer. Apples, pear, off-dry, background yeast/bread. Acidity brings a nice crispness. For the delicacy of the flavors the high ABV is hidden well.

M: Super carbonated, full bodied but still quick-flowing.

O: It's good, a cool concept executed very well. Would be a great crossover drink for either wine or beer diehards.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 07:40:48 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-10-2014 03:16:25 | More by chefbigjon
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Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-10-2014 01:03:38 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-07-2014 02:42:41 | More by threedaggers
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Vermont

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rich golden hued ale with just a trace of head that covers half of the top of this beer. Excellent clarity and vibrant carbonation bubbles. There's not much aroma here but I get the faint grape must that could almost be mistaken for a lager yeast smell. The taste delivers the strong,dry white grape flavor. The mouth is is moderately carbonated and dry.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-27-2014 06:48:13 | More by VeganUndead
Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.