Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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1.23/5 rDev -66.4%
An all-around revolting little beer. Oily and thin with strange fruit like it was in an old cheap wine bottle. I guess we have the raisins to thank for that. The first second is the best with this beer, which opens up into a strange, sick-sweet flavor and finishes leaving you wanting no more. I generally love Dogfish Head beers, but c'mon, beer and raisins? This one never had a chance.
03-26-2009 04:08:58 | More by hopmonkey
1.3/5 rDev -64.5%
Dogfish makes some great beers. This is not one of them.
It smells like microwave burned sugar with prune juice and bootstrap molasses. Very alcoholicy smell.
Pours a thickly brown it does have a nice foamy head and leaves foam on the inside of the glass. The head goes well with a moustache.
Tastes the same. Sugar, prunes, raisins, molasses, all burned, complicated and powerful. The taste lingers forever and ever.
This is the only beer i've ever had that I couldnt finish. I tried really hard to finish the bottle and man up, but this is now my number 1 least favorite beer. To each their own. I gave the other 5 away for friends to try.
08-20-2008 19:15:35 | More by CudOfCow
1.5/5 rDev -59%
Pours a deep mahogany with amber highlights and a two finger off white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Lots of raisin and Belgian candied fruit on the nose. A little bit of bready maltiness as well.
Head has now receded to a thick lace. Lots of bready malts up front finishes with a big sugared raisin sweetness. Pretty cloying actually. Alcohol is noticeable as well.
Medium to big in body, some caramel present somewhere in the middle of the beer. Creamy mouthfeel. A strange and dissapointing brew. Not as cloyingly sweet as others I've had though
12-06-2011 22:39:21 | More by jtierney89
1.53/5 rDev -58.2%
Poured in a pint glass. Bottle may have been old on shelf to long.
A: Good looking beer with the pour. Too bad this was its best attribute.
S: Smelled of rotten fruit
T: Back the rotten fruit not very good
M: Gritty almost like the california raisons were dancing in your mouth stabbing it with pitch forks.
D: IMO not very drinkable - one of the few beers I have ever poured out.
IMO Dogfish head has too many good beers to spend your money on this one.
12-26-2010 19:17:22 | More by swanny28
Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,043 ratings.