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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Caramel colored, small thin head. Grapes, raisins, plums. A nice brew from Dogfish Head. I will buy it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Brown ale with a sweet plum taste. Super dark fruit throughout. Tastes of prunes and grapes with a healthy dose of malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2002
A fine beverage. Reminded me of a Belgian w/ its reddish hue and semi-sweet aroma and taste. Thick raisin taste was noticeable. A+ for the folks at Dogfish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2002
Sweet, than spicy. This brew was very good. Complex and hits nice on the palate. Another great brew from Dogfish Head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
GABF 2002: Mild aroma. A Belgian yeastiness dominates the flavour. A bit fruity/sticky. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Pours a deep, reddish copper with a small white head that rapidly dissipates, has a fruity alcoholic aroma that is nice. Minimal head with little lacing. Malty sweet with a slightly alcoholic finish, this is a damn fine beer. I wish I had more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2002
Dark clear mahogany, creamy head. Winey, chocolate, nutty, maybe a hint of maple. Silky smooth with a small touch of acidity. Chocolate coated grapes, malt, winey notes and so much more. It reminded me a bit of a barley wine but less sirupy. I love that beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2003 Deep ruby copper hue. Off white head, nice lacing. Sweet smelling malted aroma. Oh wow, an incredible palate. Awesome malt backbone, supporting a medium bodied, chewy, vinous brew. Raisons plow through. Im mesmorised by this beer, and by the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Interesting flavor and aroma. Aroma is of bananas and/or apples and alcohol and a lot of malt. A fairly high amount of body. And the flavor as expected starts sweet and finishs sweet with a slight amount of bitterness at the back of the tongue. I then proceeded to knock half of it over onto my keyboard...I be buying this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Todd (20) - Palm Bay, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2002
I wasn’t that fond of it at first, but it grew on me a little bit. Rather complex and interesting.


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