Dogfish Head Noble Rot
Dogfish Head is known for it’s complex and over-the-top brews. It’s love of the exotic and elaborate has earned the brewery equal degrees of love and contempt over the years.
With that pedigree, the brilliance of this brew is in its simplicity. Fresh and earthy with pretty notes of citrus and flowers, this beer offers a thread between two seemingly polar opposite styles of fermented beverages.
“Noble Rot” marries the earthy-sweetness of grapes infected with noble rot –in the style of a Sauternes wine– and the bottle-fermented tang of a Belgian Saison. The flavors integrate beautifully, creating a very delicate brew that emphasises the sweet funkiness of both beverages without ever becoming nasty or cloying. If you ever wanted to pair sweetbreads with a beer, this is the perfect choice.