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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,006 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 4,006
Reviews: 1,766
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 68
Gots: 248 | 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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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
A cherrywood coloured brew with a light tan head. There was no lacings, and the beer appeared only slightly carbonated.

Aroma
Theres alot to smell in this beer. Fruity esters, green raisins, caramel, alcohol and spice rise from my glass to please my nose.

Taste
Theres also alot to taste in this brew. The predominant fruity flavours include, of course, the green raisins. The caramel from the toasted malts is also on the forefront. These flavours are balanced by grassy and peppery notes from the hops.

Mouthfeel
This is a beer of substance. The sweetness of raisins and the malt mask the relatively high alcohol content. The spiciness from the hops is a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the malts.

Drinkability
Certainly nowhere near as drinkable as swill type brew. This is a rich, decadent, and satisfying brew, and it would be very easy to tip a few back, enjoying the complexity and interplay between the components of this brew. This is something ill pick up again from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2006 23:20:10 | More by demcorhip
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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,006 ratings.