Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Noble Rot

I was faced with a dilemna. I wanted a glass (or three) of wine but I didn't have any chilled. Since there's always cold brews in the fridge, I decided to "settle" for a beer.

Ironically, I had a Dogfish Head Noble Rot in the cooler - a beer made with unfermented wine grape juice (AKA grape must). 

Noble Rot (9% ABV) is a farmhouse style beer. It pours a clear sunny golden color with a big bubbled head that leaves almost no lace behind.

The aroma is yeasty with hints of flowers and fresh citrus. 

The taste is like a crisp cold chardonnay. It is pleasantly tart with Belgian funkiness. A wonderful blend of wine-like flavor and a sour beer. The finish is dry.

The mouthfeel is light and effervescent.

Noble Rot is a lovely beer that fulfilled my craving for wine in an unexpected but delightful way.

Overall: very good.

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