Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by travolta:
2.85/5 rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle
Apperance: The color is nice. It is a golden amber. Not very red, but right in the middle of gold and amber. The head was thick, but not creamy or rocky. The head was mostly flat, but well balanced. A head you would see on a TV commercial for beer. Head retention is acceptable, and lacing is nice.
Nose: Rum, carmel, and alcohol. I dont get any raisins. Alcohol is very present. Actually, maybe a little tiny bit at the end (raisin). Carmel and malt are nice to smell here. A simple, but hard to discover nose.
Taste: Very alcoholic at first. now that I have tasted it fully, it is alcoholic all the way through. i still get some malt and carmel, but the raisin thing is almost non-existant. It is crisp, but not from carbonation. It is crisp from the alcohol on the nose and tounge.
Notes: The apperance of this brew is the best part. To be honest, the head and color and lacing are not all that inpressive either. It's an 8%ABV, so I respect it. Money well spent if your looking for a clean buzz at a decent price from nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2004 05:06:30 | More by travolta
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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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