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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,995 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3,995
Reviews: 1,766
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 244 | 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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GoldenVIKE

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

They advertise that this won some award for the best new American beer?! Who was judging that?!

A-pours nicely, and has a unique burgundy, brownish color and decent off-white head; however that dissipates into a ring quickly and doesn't leave much lace.

S-it doesn't really have much of a smell. Some sour yeastiness is all I'm really getting. They say there's some green raisins in there? OK maybe. Smells a bit like a Riesling actually, but less powerful.

T-I've had it. This beer should not have won any awards. It tastes like a watered down generic Belgian dark ale. Not much going on.

M-Keeping with the theme, this beer FEELS watered down too, with less carbonation that you'd expect from a good beer of this style. None of that crisp bite that you'd hope for from a Belgian beer.

O-This beer isn't awful but I was expecting a whole lot more. It's a Dogfish Head and is supposed to be the best new beer in America and I'm just not seeing it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 02:34:11 | More by GoldenVIKE
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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,995 ratings.