Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by negroobserver:
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Dogfish Head Brewery - Raison D'Etre
Poured full bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
A - A deep brown "mahogany" color. Pours with about a 1/2 inch of cream colored head, which dissipates and settles around the rim.
S - Sweet. Malty. Hoppy. White wine/grapes. I presume that's the raisins coming through.
T - The beer is mostly flat and tasteless. it doesn't offer much at the beginning or the end, but ends with a moderate amount of hoppy bitterness. Leaves behind a light lingering bitterness in the mouth. A bit of the sweetness of the beer also comes through as you drink more.
M - Smooth and well rounded beer. Get a bit of the alcohol coming through. a bit of residue on the tongue. Not a clean finish.
The beer starts off very promising. The color and aroma is certainly appealing and implies that the beer will deliver more than just that. However, the beer takes a real dive in quality when it comes to the taste. The mouthfeel is nice, but it doesn't really make up for everything else. It's very easy to drink and enjoyable as you start to drink it, but upon deeper analysis, it does not shine the way that i expect of DFH brews.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2012 06:00:37 | More by negroobserver
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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
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