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Raison D'Extra - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90
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860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 108
Gots: 186 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A bigger, bolder version of our Raison Raison D'Être.

This is a bulbous, brown ale brewed with a bunch of malt, brown sugar and raisins.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely a lot of dark fruit flavor and sweetness. Boozy character helps balance the sweetness though. Slight Belgian yeast flavor comes through. Definitely worth checking out if you can get some. Pick up at least two as this beer will age well

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Fresh 12 oz. bottle, not even four weeks past bottling date. Mahogany color with good clarity. Not much of a head. Very sweet and fruit-forward aroma. Tons of brown sugar and candied fruit. Surprisingly little alcohol presence, impressive for an ale of this strength.

As expected, the flavor profile is super-sweet. It treads close to becoming cloyingly sweet but manages to stay out of that territory. Not really any traces of Belgian yeast character. Instead, the overall flavor profile is straight up English Barleywine to me - very high residual sugars and dark, ripe fruits dominating. Super-ripe raisins and dates, finishing with plenty of alcohol warmth. Carbonation is a bit harsh.

This really should sit for at least a year (or two) before consuming, but it's really drinking surprisingly well while fresh. I've had better beers with a similar flavor profile, but they were generally Bourbon barrel-aged. Share a bottle with a friend and you're in for good times.

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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.