Noble Rot, features grapes from Prosser Washington's own Alexandria Nicole's vineyard.
Noble Rot is a 9% ABV Saison style ale using spicy Belgian yeast, Pilsner and wheat malt, 50% Botrytis-infected Viognier and Pinot Gris grapes, and 18 IBUs of Warrior Willamette and Liberty hops.
Noble Rot is on tap right now at McKay's taphouse in Richland Washington.
Do not sample Noble Rot after having any full-bodied beer. My first taste and initial reaction was, 'did someone cut this with water', because, like most white wine, it has very little body when compared to a typical craft beer. There is high carbonation and it ends a bit cidery. After a few more tastes I was able to get more out of it. There is a strong fruit component, but not like the typical dried fruit associated with beer (raisins-fig). The fruit is more like melon and peach.