Noble Rot | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by paulozanello on 02-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,863
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
1,581
pDev:
12.99%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of Duff27
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz can into pint glass in January 2016. Brewed date on the can was 9/17/2015.

Appearance: Golden with white head. Beer color is a little hazy, and some carbonation. Head is thick, and leaves a thick film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma a mix of sweet aromas and some bitter hops. typical Saison sweetness.

Taste: The fruity flavor is very forward. There is some tartness from hops, along with some earthy tones. The fruit dominates, but it is not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth. Strong alcohol, which confirms the 9.0% listed.

This is a sweet Saison, and tastes sweet. It is not too sweet, and is interesting to drink for something different. I would drink this again, but not more than 1 at a time.

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Photo of Andonato
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopsbythebay
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateF90
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Emoney1975
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Magery
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of joemama76
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexPV
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slavall
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aewachiw
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of breakingbland
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BadFishNY
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Noble Rot pours a hazish golden color with a nice larger lacing head. There is a musty wine, grape aroma. The taste has a musty wine/grape flavor, with a slightly tart but crisp aroma flavor. Nice body good flavors. Overall its not too different from their 61 min. IPA, bigger must grape flavors.

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Photo of Ultimate
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_Anderson
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,581 ratings