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Noble Rot

 
ABV: 
9.0
IBU: 
18
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
02/2011
On Tap: 
At the Rehoboth Brewpub

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

Brian P. is drinking Noble RotGrape drank

4 hours 44 min

Emily B. is drinking Noble Rot

4 hours 45 min

Drew is drinking Noble RotLegitimately could be the champagne of beer. Almost a beer mimosa. I dig it.

1 day 9 hours

Victoria Edwards is drinking Noble RotStill enjoying lunch at townhouse

1 day 13 hours
1 day 16 hours

brad g. is drinking Noble RotLate check-in from Tuesday night pub quiz.

2 days 1 hour

Megan Kisner is drinking Noble RotVery subtle grape finish

2 days 4 hours
2 days 5 hours

Jeffrey C. is drinking Noble Rot at Dogfish Head Craft BreweryA 9% brew with wine flavors

2 days 13 hours

Josh Sanker is drinking Noble RotTasty but not incredible..... vee y wine-ish, almost cidery

2 days 13 hours
It will be a great evening of Cigars and Beers when Lizardville Copley features Dogfish Head for the night.  To make this event even more spectacular, we will be holding a Long Ash Contest.
Jeff Gordon, a four-time winner at Dover International Speedway, is scheduled to participate in a free question-and-answer session open to fans on the bandstand at the Rehoboth Beach, Del.
 

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