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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

rick h. is drinking Noble Rot

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Bill H. is drinking Noble Rot

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matt horowitz is drinking Noble Rot at Dogfish Head Craft BreweryDrove up to Dogfish today on our day off; getting some FREE samples before our tour. Great wine-beer hybrid, which actually contains fungus

1 day 5 hours

Alex W. is drinking Noble Rot

1 day 19 hours

Matt C. is drinking Noble RotGreat saison with a subtle grape finish

1 day 23 hours
2 days 2 hours

Dan P. is drinking Noble Rot

2 days 11 hours

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.

3 days 9 hours

Kris is drinking Noble Rot

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