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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,972 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3,972
Reviews: 1,765
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 64
Gots: 236 | 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:
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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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-29-2014 16:28:43 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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mattday25

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-29-2014 02:45:17 | More by mattday25
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harripat

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-28-2014 04:53:00 | More by harripat
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Wiredpaste


4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-27-2014 02:14:58 | More by Wiredpaste
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JDeming

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-27-2014 02:13:21 | More by JDeming
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer many times and like it a lot so I decided to do a full review. Good looking beer that is wonderful to the nose. Very tasty, rich and full, plus bonus points for ABV versus drinkability. Dogfish hit yet again with this one, I have bought this multiple times and is definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 01:58:16 | More by JamieDuncan
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-26-2014 22:16:08 | More by sammyg832
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Corando

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18%

06-26-2014 06:06:56 | More by Corando
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-26-2014 02:35:29 | More by vwbus7
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-25-2014 20:16:47 | More by huntermop
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-25-2014 02:38:10 | More by wrightst
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

06-24-2014 23:22:51 | More by WuBByG999
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roysand

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

06-24-2014 23:18:08 | More by roysand
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Tjmurray386


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-24-2014 20:09:56 | More by Tjmurray386
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toppoop

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18%

06-24-2014 19:00:13 | More by toppoop
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digita7693

Germany

3/5  rDev -18%

06-24-2014 14:06:40 | More by digita7693
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Jhfinn


3/5  rDev -18%

06-23-2014 14:34:31 | More by Jhfinn
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yurymetelski

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-22-2014 17:32:25 | More by yurymetelski
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Btip1969

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-22-2014 04:08:52 | More by Btip1969
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sjbarleywine

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

06-20-2014 18:44:45 | More by sjbarleywine
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-20-2014 02:48:25 | More by Necronomad
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-18-2014 23:56:32 | More by jl2414
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RJBGooner

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-18-2014 06:21:49 | More by RJBGooner
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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

06-18-2014 02:17:45 | More by JCicero08
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seedyone

New York

3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

04/03/12 Brings to mind a dried fruit sweetness, I guess that is the Raisin reference. Enjoyable as a dessert beverage. For those that have a taste for port wine, here's your boy. A slice of a good stinky cheese sounds really good right now.

2012 Full of flavor. Medium body, Not too sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2014 20:09:07 | More by seedyone
Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,972 ratings.