Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I had this at a Dogfish Head restaurant the other night and I can say that it is certainly one of the standouts of theirs for me. I didn't have a chance to try Midas Touch or anything too wild, but I quite enjoyed this one along with a precisely medium lamb burger. All in all a good experience from start to finish. A spicy Belgian malt and yeast taste serves to excellently compliment a color and faint sweetness which are not entirely unlike Russian kvass (a beer-like soft drink made from fermenting roasted bread rusks together with a variety of fruits and herbs). Definitely something I would order again or buy in stores.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2014 14:16:28 | More by MaddestHatter
4.09/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased at high spirits in providence, RI.
A- Pours a clear, cherry-amber colored body with a 1 finger white head that reduces to a ring of foam. no lacing.
S- Lots of toffee, vanilla, nutty, molasses, candy sugar, butterscotch.
T- Upfront is toffee and vanilla, sweet brown sugar and molasses, the finish is slightly spicy.
M- Medium body and carbonation.
Actually a very solid beer. Very tasty and balanced. Unique and different. Would buy again.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2014 02:49:55 | More by gcamparone
4.19/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2012 and apparently very well aged.
The beer poured a thick and tawny mahogany color with a thick foam of off white head.
The aroma was equally as thick with deep raisin, plum, fig, molasses, and prune.
The flavors were very complex and very hearty. It started with what I imagined was the green raisin and then moved to a more candied dark fruit. Prune, date, fig and grape took hold as a molasses and chocolate malt finished. The feel was thick and full and it was well woven with the flavors.
This bottle was aged for two years and perhaps added to the character and variety of taste. Overall I found it to be quite exceptional.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 01:42:10 | More by KYGunner
Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
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