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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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Reviews by SSS:
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SSS

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Amber color, dark, almost no head retention for me.
S-Fruity, musty smell. I can smell the alcohol.
T-It tastes strong, slight fruit, a hint of wine-like grape
M-Carbonation is a little much for me, lots of bubbles
O-I remembered this beer to be better than I thought. Try it, I don't think it is for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 15:44:41 | More by SSS
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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,995 ratings.