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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,186 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,186
Reviews: 1,768
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 80
Gots: 314 | FT: 5
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Nice translucent copper brown with a small but persistent head. Brown sugar dominates the smell with a little bit of candied fruit in the background. At first sip both tart and sweet flavors mingle over the palette. Crisp green grape, brown sugar, and a hint of malt sweetness make a nice sweet profile. Yet the back of the tongue is picking up some "off" flavors, something metallic and medicinal. Feels a little "dirty". High alcohol content hides marvelously in here. If it weren't for some defect in flavor, it'd be highly drinkable.

I've got some moderate liking for this beer. The fruity sweetness makes for a great dessert beer. I've got to knock it a little bit for some miscues in the finish, but that didn't ruin the experience for me. I wouldn't turn down the opportunity to sip one of these again. It deserves a solid 'B'.

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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,186 ratings.