Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,191 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 4,191
Reviews: 1,768
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 81
Gots: 323 | 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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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just a plain muddy water brown with no head whatsoever.
Smell like a boozy Belgian.
Taste is much better than the smell. Definitely has a dark fruit finish.
Very watery for the style and the abv.
I will have to revisit this later , since I'm not sure I am giving it a fair rating, but I was surely underwhelmed.

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4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply a perfect blend of a deep rich ale with a brilliant lighter background of unique fruit tones.

Upon first tasting it, I immediately thought it was the best new brew that I have tried in months. I would gladly buy cases of this stuff. It's really good.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A good deal lighter than I expected for a BSDA. Note: those of you who think this is supposed to be a stout - it isn't.
S: Nothing overt. Typical Belgian fruit-ishness.
T: Raisin and fig notes; slightly sour finish
M: Not overly carbonated as one would expect from a BSDA
O: Good but not jaw-dropping awesome BSDA for an American firm. Needs to be darker with more alcohol. It's not St Bernardus, but then, it isn't the price of St Bernardus either.

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Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,191 ratings.