Raison D'Extra | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Raison D'ExtraRaison D'Extra
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Raison D'ExtraRaison D'Extra

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

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

I rated the old batch a 3.75.

The new batch is way better than the 2007 I had before. The hops add a lot of character and flavor to this beer. It is significantly better. Like 120 I prefer this fresh.

There is a significant amount of carbonation to this beer at 18%. I'm very impressed with the hop flavor as well.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle which reads "Bottled on 9/29/06". Purchased circa late 2011, consumed and reviewed on 12/29/12. Six years and three months old.

Poured into a small Samiclaus glass tulip of sorts.

A- Dark amber brownish in color. Thin almost non existent head.

S- Raisins soaked in alcohol, maple syrup and molasses.

T- Wow this stuff is sweet. Candied sugar, raisins, molasses, maple sugar and a little alcohol. Slight bitter after taste.

M- Super thin with virtually no carbonation. Numbs the lips a little, lingering bitterness throughout. Touch of booze burn lingers a bit as well.

O- Wasn't great, probably aged a bit too long. Very easy to drink though, be careful.

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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 1,505 ratings
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