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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,994 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3,994
Reviews: 1,766
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 241 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deep mahogany, Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins and Belgian-style yeast.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-09-2001)
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Reviews by Brian700:
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Brian700

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear reddish color with a small white head. If you were to just pour a little bit of this beer in your glass it would appear to be an orange color but when you have a full glass it appears to be red or mahogany like the label would read.

The aroma is of raisins, a touch of green apple, candi sugar sweetness, alcohol, and some sweet malt.

The flavor basically follows the nose. There is some sweet malt with some sugar sweetness. There is a presence of raisins for sure. Usually when I pick up on a raisin flavor it is more of a vague dark fruit flavor but this is a bit more specific. The green raisins really leave there mark on this one. There seems to be a decent hop presence that kicks in right after the raisin flavor that lightens the whole mouthfeel and makes this more of a refreshing beer than it would be. There is a definate fork in the road where this beer could have been more of a barley wine style beer or a refreshing drinkable beer and it chose refreshing drinkable. Nothing against Barley Wines...there my favorite style.

The mouthfeel on this one is medium bodied with medium carbonation

This is a very drinkable beer. I've been waiting for this beer to hit my local beer store forever now and low and behold its here...finally. Buy it.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 05:37:04 | More by Brian700
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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,994 ratings.