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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,423 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 102
Gots: 169 | 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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I shouldn't even rate this beer, because it's very carbonated/fizzy with a strong white wine mouthfeel
and I don't have the taste for wine. Not my cup of tea, so to speak.

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Appearance: light yellow. Crystal clear. Fizzy. Thin head. Almost non existent.
Smell: Chardonnay.
Taste: bubbly Chardonnay.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation. Medium-light body. Dry.
Overall: tasty beer? Looks like, smells like, tastes like wine.

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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.