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RATINGS: 2430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Raison D'Etre Voted 'American Beer Of The Year' in January 2000 by Malt Advocate Magazine. A deep mahogany ale brewed with beet sugar, green raisins, and Belgian yeast. As complex as a fine red wine. 36 IBU - available year round, 12 ounce bottles & draft - Descriptors: Notes of pit fruit, decadent, winey, raisiney, malty


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4255) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Thank you Martinus! Tasting glass from 355 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Copper amber brown, little head. Sweet caramel, raisin, syrupy, tad molasses nose,.. Taste is thick malt, sweetish sugar, caramel, candy, raisin, dark fruit, almost tad barley wine malt feel to it, sweet sugar. Thick malty body. This is quite delicious stuff, pleasant surprise for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
September 26, 2014. Bottle at home. Pours clear ruby red with a dense off-white head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruits, raison, spices. Taste is medium sweet brown sugars, dark fruits and light bitter. Finish holds sweet dried fruits, alcohol and spices, light bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"sweet sweet sweet, but very drinkable for an 8% beer. there is still a slight bitter finish from the hops, but only in the finish. mouthfeel is thick and a little sticky. not one of their best, but pretty good anyway. 6/09-more belgian beet sugar in the nose and flavor as it warms. same rating."

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Aroma of grapes and raisins. Cloudy brown color with virtually no head. An unpleasant taste of sugary sweet malt, with a dry feel and an unpleasant sugary chalk finish. A highly over rated beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark copper, bordering on brown. Head quickly recedes to a thin covering. Aroma is cocoa, plum, faint red fruits, still fainter spices and a touch of smoke. Taste is leather, chocolate, sticky fruits. Slightly syrupy feel to it. Good approximation of a Belgian, but not as good as the real thing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (437) - HUNGARY - SEP 4, 2014
A Dogfish Head újabb gyöngyszemének mély mahagóni színe belga quadrupelek illatát idézi, voltaképpen egy igazi piknikkosár kandiscukros fügével, mazsolával, kékszőlővel és keksszel. Az előbbiek folyékony kivitele is igen megnyerő, a keret pedig, melyben testet ölt a komponensek szövetsége, elképesztően sima, krémes és árnyalt. Maláta, barnacukor, csonthéjas termések és túlérett banános ízek egyvelege, melyek olyannyira elegánsan simulnak össze egy likőrös halmazba, hogy egy cseppet sem tűnik émelyítőnek, eltúlzottnak a végeredmény. Valódi specialitás, ami magán hordozza a vörösborok jellemvonásait is, összességében azonban mégis a belga erős ale-ek családjába tartozik, a műfajteremtő darabok némelyikétől egy fokkal talán még kifinomultabb karakterrel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (968) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Brown no head; aroma is prunes/raisins; Flava is medium sweet and hoppy notes of Belgian sugar; feels medium with fizzy foaminess; finishes crush and tangy sweet

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (384) - ITALY - AUG 23, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours deep mahogany red with a low creamy beige that quickly fades. Smells of malts with light roasted notes, caramel, molasses, spices, dark fruits and light alcohol. Taste is caramel with fruity notes. Light bitter finish with a pleasant caramel aftertaste with some coffee hint and a nice final alcoholic warmness. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4915) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
sweet sugar and belgian yeast,red/brown, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice sweet fruit finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11816) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, candy sugar and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 280714


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