Dogfish Head Noble Rot

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Noble Rot is definitely unique.  This wheat-based beer is “Saison-esque” according to Dogfish Head, and I can recognize the Saison roots, but the heavy grape infusion leaves it as close to a white wine as to an ale.  I’m not really up on my white wines, but with my limited experience I’d call the flavor something like a riesling  but heavier.  The grapes are really the star of this beer.   The Belgian yeast gives it that typically Belgian funky edge, and it starts out sweet and heavy, finishing tart.  This is the beer to have when everybody else at the party is drinking Chardonnay.

I give it a 4 out of 5.

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