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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,226 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 4,226
Reviews: 1,775
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 93
Gots: 377 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-09-2001

A deep mahogany, Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins and Belgian-style yeast.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 4,226 | Reviews: 1,775
Photo of BrewHorn
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mphis
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glinnebur
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of etreesh
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zapahoppa
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tkolterman
1.78/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nasty, dumped have of it out.
I had high expectations, it was a big letdown. Put this on the "no buy list"

Photo of waltc21
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Underrated. Nice taste. Well worth trying.

Photo of Templewill
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeDive
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ILuvBeer
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ycallacy
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMBradyJr
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rbail012
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.83/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Ok ..this beer is complex it has a great smooth taste and for the amount of alcohol in this baby it goes down like butter. Can't rave enough about it You can get this sweet nectar on tap directly at Dogfish Brew Tavern in Gaithersburg Md ..here's the key's ...more Raison Please..

Photo of zpeckler
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TEKNISHE
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Keelin
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Joecaddie
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,226 ratings.