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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
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

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Bernafeezy R. is drinking Noble RotSuper clean. It's like the perfect balance between a lager and pinot grigio.

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Casey C. is drinking Noble RotDidn't know what to expect as a couple of fellow beer lovers hated it. I found it to be an excellent wine/beer hybrid.

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Please join us for delicious craft beer, shenanigans, and great food. Pizza Plant hosts 'All The Minutes' Dogfish Head night. April 30th 7pm. SWAG raffel.
Come join us on Sunday May 18th from 1 to 4 PM at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA where John from Dogfish Head will be sampling some off centered ales.
 

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