Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
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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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 3,996 ratings.