Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by DagFishHead:
4/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Slightly hazy, copper/bronze-amber body, considerable frothy tan-orange head fades quickly to a thin, broken cap with creamy lace.
Smell: Foxy grape, earthy, musty, sweet caramel/toffee malt, rum-raisin and a huge whiff of alcohol.
Taste: Sweet carmelized sugars with tart vinous grape/raisin, full at the top with yeasty tartness and carbonation fizz at the top, impressive bitter hopping leaves a dry fruit afterteaste.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied malt, tingly/crisp but low level carbonation. Warm alcohol glow.
Drinkability: Straight marks. A good choice if you're looking for a one-off ale to think about while sipping, as opposed to a session.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2003 21:10:58 | More by DagFishHead
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3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can't believe I've never reviewed this. Should be interesting, as it's almost 4 years old.
Pours a murky medium brown with copper highlights and a frothy khaki head that lingers as a thin layer of foam.
Raisins, prunes, and plums leap from the glass, along with brown sugar sweetness. Almost has a Belgian yeast nose to it.
Flavor is much less sweet, with slightly tart raisins and prunes underlying a lightly toasted, bready malt character. The finish reveals prunes and slightly earthy and bitter notes. The sour character is somewhat disappointing. Belgian yeast notes emerge late.
Body is on the full side, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.
This one held up well. There's a touch of oxidation in the form of cardboard, but that was minute. Wish the flavor matched the aroma more. That tangy character is just too present.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 03:29:11 | More by barczar
Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
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