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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,295 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,295
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 95
Gots: 146 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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bradleyjay34

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-06-2012 17:58:57 | More by bradleyjay34
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illeagle05

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-02-2013 13:32:50 | More by illeagle05
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Jimbrew

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-20-2013 17:09:57 | More by Jimbrew
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dankness3

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-18-2012 15:19:00 | More by dankness3
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rderedin

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

05-27-2013 14:55:26 | More by rderedin
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jkane

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-17-2012 00:58:14 | More by jkane
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seifer1886

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-23-2012 03:00:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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robgage

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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leinie13

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

06-02-2012 01:33:46 | More by leinie13
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

04-13-2013 13:52:03 | More by Noelito76
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-10-2014 01:03:38 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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snailman22

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

11-20-2013 06:52:31 | More by snailman22
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DinnerTheaterBrew

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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kennbosco

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-07-2013 16:17:15 | More by kennbosco
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-23-2012 19:27:05 | More by jaidenjb
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-19-2012 02:18:14 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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jratt79

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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redliner8

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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cp45

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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mpayne5

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.78/5  rDev -28%

Had on draft at DFH restaurant in Gaithersburg

A: clear, light yellow; creamy thin head; nice lacing
S: malt, grapes; relatively thin smell
T: carbonated, dry chardonnay; sour and sharp; bold, abrasive; few hops, little body or complexity

The experiment is wild but not offensive; I won't return to this one, though

02-24-2012 20:38:18 | More by Arithmeticus
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.83/5  rDev -26.7%

750 mL bottle poured into a tumbler. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Nearly clear dark yellow. White head and nice lacing.

Smell - Musty fruity aroma. Grape juice, specifically. Strong white wine presence.

Taste - Sweet as hell. Much more white wine flavor. Pilsner malt before a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Immensely sweet. It hints that it might dry out a bit into a musty fruity finish, but nowhere near it yet.

Overall - Hardly a saison, but I guess that's what Dogfish does. Really heavy and winey. Only a little bit of what I'd call beer behind the sugars.

12-25-2012 20:49:14 | More by Alieniloquium
Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,295 ratings.