Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Very clear straw/pale straw color with a small amount of pure white head that disappeared fairly quickly.
Aroma: Tart, sour grape aroma, with a hint of strawberry and sour cherry.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Texture on the tongue is extremely light, with a buttery mouthfeel reminiscent of a good Chardonnay. Flavor up front is that of tart white grape and sour stone fruit, with a bit of buttery flavor as well. Finishes with a biscuity, crackery malt flavor.
Final Word: Very easy to drink, and will please both beer lovers and wine lovers alike! This beer uses the must of two grape varieties, as explained by Dogfish Head:
"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."
These ingredients lend this beer the tart, fruity sweetness of a white wine with the bready, grainy flavors of a malty beer. Very unique drinking experience, and the drinkability of this brew makes it easy for anyone to enjoy!
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 18:46:42 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.53/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dogfish Head's Noble Rot, ale brewed with botrytis-infected Viognier grape must. 9% ABV.
A: A finger of fluffy white head. Very clear golden yellow/goldenrod color. Constantly rising stream of bubbles up the center. Quite striking, actually! Decent lacing.
S: White grape juice and musty yellow apples, mostly. Very slight oaky caramel.
T/MF: Dry, with a sweetness as it settles. Slight acidity as it is held on the front of the tongue. Dry white grape/white wine flavor. More yellow apple towards the finish. Not a lot to it, but a nice beer. Maybe good as a salad pairing. Caesar, perhaps.
Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 05:30:27 | More by TruePerception
Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,256 ratings.