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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,846 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3846
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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irishmoss

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured an orangish-brown brown color with an off white 3/4 finger head that dissipated very quickly, yet had an overall appearance of and mouthfeel of a highly carbonated ale. The aroma is of candied sugar with hints of alcohol in the background, but overall sweet smell and maybe some fruit. The taste is also sweet and a little musty. Reminds me of a brown ale, but more complex with maybe a little fig and tobacco. Sweet but not too sweet, bitter but not too high a hop presence. The alcohol content is more pronounced in the aroma and completely subdued while drinking the ale. Very drinkable and overall this is a great ale, and with the relatively low ABV could be a session ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2004 03:03:46 | More by irishmoss
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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,846 ratings.