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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,440 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 104
Gots: 173 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paulozanello on 02-20-2011

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.
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Photo of tmryan21
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onlymurderers
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gatorlove
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Crackblind
4.66/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap at the brewery. A very interesting blend of ale and sparkling wine. Nose is overwhelmingly wine based but predominantly ale in mouthfeel and flavor. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this.

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a thick foamy head. Higher than normal carbonation. Head retention is not great. Lacing is moderate. Has a sour fruit aroma that is almost sweet towards the end. Typical Belgium yeast funky aroma. You can taste a little coriander and Belgium yeast. More sour fruit, ending in a sweeter grape taste. Almost tastes like a sweeter wine at the end with a little more of a hoppy aftertaste. Good beer, but not the best saison I have had. It is definitely different.

Photo of Patrick4434
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tree777
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBull3030
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Neil1974
5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,440 ratings.