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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,853 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3853
Reviews: 1760
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%


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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cheers2beers

Texas

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.


Cheers2Beers

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2007 23:01:46 | More by cheers2beers
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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,853 ratings.