kidmartinek (4621) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy yellow like a bad white wine. Thin white ring head. I’m sure Sam is proud of this one for some reason but I don’t know why. Its probably made from an ancient recipe or something. The aroma is waxy and like a bland white wine. The.flavor is bland and yeasty and like a white wine. The rest you can have for yourself. I ordered a beer and this doesn’t fit the profile.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not being converted to the sour, funky beers yet, i feel a bit biased. At the start it’s overwhelmingly champagne with a cloying sweet funk that persisted thru to the end. Nevertheless, it grew on me a bit as I got into it and the raw wine flavours began to mellow while the more earthy, farmhouse notes made more of an appearance. Though I see its merit, it’s not my favorite.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting experimental brew, and surprisingly successful. A saison base with a sweet Pinot Gris addition. If you'd ask me if this would work, I'd say no, but it does. Pours with a champagne-like quality. Hides its ABV quite well. Not a beer is have every day, but I'm glad I tried it and am glad Dogfish went out on a limb and brewed it.
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DCLawyer (2522) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold, no head (looks exactly like apple juice). Funky, sour fruit. Tart aroma and taste.
Goodgrief (1990) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rehoboth. Pour with the appearance of white pear juice. Light and fruity with a dry mouthfeel. Pear and apple noticeable. Very light tartness. Enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared with Alden and company. Clear yellow color, good thin white head, very nice lace. Such an interesting taste and aroma! Citrusy, lemon, white grape aroma. Not as sour I expected! Really, just a nice amount of tartness. Very nice balance. There’s more sweet taste than sour, I think here. Alcohol is very well hidden. Everyone was surprised to hear that it is 9% - flavor stands up to that ABV very well. Mediumish to biggery body. Dry finish, soft smooth carbonation. Kind of musty nose, but not bad, very interesting. White grape skins. Very good, very surprised with this. Was expecting something much more harsh
scottw86 (1161) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma similar to white wine with lots of yeast notes. Taste is very carbonated with lots of grapes and fruit. Finish is surprisingly tart with even more grapes. Some slightly floral hops with a touch of grass. Overall it’s not bad, but more like champagne than beer!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light clear straws resting under a lazy head of brilliant white fluff which slowly fades into a free-floating thin puddle of brilliantly white fluff. Swirls sunny and fluffy.
Lemon bars and lemon peel. Crushed grapes and musk – pits, stems, seeds, and skins included. Pears. Lazy white flower petals dozing under spring skies. Grains of paradise along the edges for pepper and spice. Love the pervasive musk and funk and farmhouse esters – leather, chamois, old white wine barrels, and brittle dusty hay. Lemongrass is an allusion. Lavender.
Yum and Wow! Each quaff floats across the tongue like powder puff clouds in a brilliant blue sky. Lemon, spice, and green and white grapes amidst an orchard of pears while freshly pressed grape musk drifts through the air ripe with juicy flesh, crushed skins, and pressed pits and stems. A scintillating affair between a sparkling white wine, champagne, and saison. Grains of paradise, candied ginger, lemon grass, and candied lemon peel weave in and out and linger in my breath. Funky leather and tart bitterness of skins in the back of each swallow. Grape musk in the middle.
Delicious!!! Another home-run for Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head Brewery. I don’t know nearly as much about wine as I do beer, but if Sam can learn so can I. Noble Rot was a limited release and as much as I would love to see it become a regular seasonal/limited release, the chances are pretty slim. In the meantime, maybe those in the wine world can take from Sam’s example and get a little risqué with wine’s nemesis, Botrytis.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Musty oaky white wine aroma. Sharp grape, white wine, light caramel and seriously dry oak finish. Sugary medium to full bodied palate.
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Brewpub-Clear light golden pour w/no head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Light, fruity flavor, grapes, some honey, a little wheat/grain, but not much. Very Wine like, if someone just handed you this glass you mught think it was wine, but it had a little more carbonation. This was very different for a beer, but very good. Wonder how much different it is in the bottle, have to get one & try to age it.