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Noble Rot

 
ABV: 
9.0
IBU: 
18
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
02/2011
On Tap At Tasting Room: 
At the Milton Tasting Room

Hmmm. We wonder if anyone will buy a beer with the word "rot" in the name?

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.

"This is the absolute closest to equal meshing of the wine world and the beer world thats ever been done commercially," says Dogfish's Sam Calagione.

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.

Noble Rot first went on tap at our brewpub in February of 2011 and went into full 750ml bottle production in January 2012.

We currently send Noble Rot (when available) to our wholesale partners in the following states:

AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA

To find where our wholesalers have delivered this beer in the past 60 days, check out the Fish Finder (you can search by beer and by zip). As a reminder, it is always best to call and confirm a retailer still has the beer before making any treks!

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Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Crab, lobster, Gouda
Wine Comparable: 
Sauternes

Beer Activity

Dan P. is drinking Noble Rot

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Sarah is drinking Noble RotWe picked our botrytis-infected grapes recently and this beer tastes just like noble rot, in a good way. Would buy in the future.

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Kris is drinking Noble Rot

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Matthew Harrison is drinking Noble RotIt's good. Almost like a sparkling wine. Isn't as sour as I thought but Still quality DFH

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Daniel C. is drinking Noble Rot

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Martha Olivas is drinking Noble RotSo Damn good @ dogfish brewery

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Come out to Craft Beer Cellar in Westford on November 26th Thanksgiving Eve from 3 to 5 PM for a special Off-Centered beer tasting presented by Dogfish Head.   Lineup Includes:
Come sample some tasty treats from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  Brewery Representation will be on hand to discuss all things beer.  Exact beers TBD.
 

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