Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by GoldenVIKE:
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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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
83 out of 100 based on 3,995 ratings.