Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
A - Dark mahogany like they say, but you can see through it. Light tan head.
S - Smells like yeasty malty pastry with something fruity
T - Taste is pleasantly rich dark caramel, like it's been reduced a bit, so it has more mature character than just straight sweet caramel would have. Somebody else mentioned toffee. Maybe that's it. The slight beginnings of a bitter tang in the back of the throat in the aftertaste but not quite. It's almost like there's a hint of wood tannin in there.
M - Light-medium and finishes, if not quite dry, then on the edge of crisp.
O - Really not what I was expecting and not as complex as I was expecting, but really solid, pleasant, and satisfying. This is a rich and tasty beer that I would welcome anytime. I know it's not a sessioner, but that's how I'd want to drink it. A solid flavorful simple beer to throw back while focusing on chatting with friends.
05-22-2012 23:49:45 | More by BrownNut
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
A - Nice thick head with good retention, rich brown color, solid lacing.
S - Buttery malts, raisins, and some spiciness.
T - Malts, raisins, alcohol, and nuttiness. I don't really taste the sweetness and phenols as others have. The high alcohol content is well hidden IMO as well.
M - Medium body and carbonation. Dry finish.
O - I really like this beer, but I really like BSDAs period. It would be hard to recommend this over something like Chimay.
05-16-2012 05:23:15 | More by lancecenter
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
A - Pours a dark mahogany red with a finger of frothy tanish head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of raisin and other sweet dark fruits, Belgian candi sugar, and some spicy belgian yeast.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet raisin and plum with some dark Belgian Candi sugar and a bit of spicy yeast character. Through the middle, some more earthy dark fruit flavors come through with some stronger Belgian yeast flavors and spices. The finish is a mix of sweet dark fruits, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice take on the BSDA flavor with lots of raisin and dark fruit flavor. The overall balance is really nice.
05-15-2012 06:04:59 | More by ngeunit1
Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,048 ratings.