Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.3/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I popped the top on a brew I cellared for 3 years. This beer aged like a champ. I'm glad I have two more in the cellar. I've updated the numbers to reflect the beer I sampled after 3 years in the cellar.
Review below entered on 6/20/2010
A - Reddish brown with quick paced head. Carbonation appears minimal. (3)
S - Sweet aromas of plum and brown sugar. (3.5)
T - Deep rooted base of sweet malts. The finish is a little heavy on the sugared side. (3.5)
M - The feel is somewhat coarse. I think this is a brew that will age well in all aspects including the feel. (3.5)
~ I have four of these cellared and will re-review when the time is right. I truely feel this is one of those special beers that will increase in complexity and character as it ages. I guess I'll find out. (3.5)
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 01:25:18 | More by cdkrenz
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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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