Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown with amber highlights. The tan head rose up roughly about two fingers high, only to settle to a thin sheet of foam. Lots of beading can be seen floating rapidly to the top. Not much laceing to speak of.
Smell: The aromas seem to be mostly a dark fruit maltiness, wood notes, almost floral, caramel and toffee. The alcohol is not strong in the nose, but you can tell it is there.
Taste: This beer has a candied molassas and sweet caramel maltiness up front then the flavors seem to die down to a dull and unpleasant finish. The alcohol is then followed behind this film-like dullness. The dark fruits are still present along with a slight toasted bread.
Mouthfeel: This goes down very easy. Thinner side of medium bodied with a relatively high amount of carbonation. As previously stated this beer is sweet on the palate at first then seems to dull out in the finish.
Drinkability: This isn't a bad beer by any means, but I seem to dislike this flavor/mouthfeel I'm getting in its finish. Other than that this is a good beer. Well worth the try.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2007 23:01:46 | More by cheers2beers
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