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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,990 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3,990
Reviews: 1,766
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 240 | 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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MeowTom

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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Amber Red in color with a very condense light tan white head.

S- A very hoppy scent and some fruity overtones.

T- smooth with some heavy alcohol at the end.

M- I think this should of mellowed a lot more. It taste angry with the alcohol in it. I have had others a while back and do not remember this the last time.

O- A nice ale that is interesting and fruity. I would like to let some of these age a little longer and see what will happen with them.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 20:18:33 | More by MeowTom
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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,990 ratings.