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RATINGS: 2416   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (623) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Visual: (Note: this is an ancient beer I had in the fridge; printed bottled 11/29/10). Pours light root beer brown with barely any head, thin ringed retention, several streams of varying speeds. Nose: molasses, brown sugar malts, like a typical Belgian dubbel. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: alcoholic detection, fruity sweetness, fizzy-tingly Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) candi/brown sugar malts, molasses, fig/date Finish: sweet raisins, mild cola, malty sweet finish. Summary: Overall quite a decent brew and something I could easily drink 4 of. A bit heavy on the palate to be supreme, however good balance and flavour nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (1981) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle shared at the daje reaches 2000 ratings sessions
Dark brown with a light tanned head. Smells of spices, dark malts, burnt caramel and something fruity. Medium sweet, raisins, caramel, dark malts; a quite fruity brew, alot of interesting fruit flavors. Spicy tail, moderate bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2303) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle outside Khioskh. Brown liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of raisins, raw sugar, toffee, caramel and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raisins and raw sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1430) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh. Pours mahogany with a low white head. Aroma of raisins, honey, caramel, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, figs, dates, raisins. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation. Aftertaste is figs, honey, raisins, caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (474) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, pours a coppery color with a an off-white head, tastes sweet with flavors of malt, fruits, and caramel, slight bitter finish but very tasty, nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2454) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh shared with esp0r and edvard, april 26th 2014. Clear dark red body with an offwhite head. Malty aroma with a light metal sting, dark fruits. Taste of raisin, sweet candy sugar, belgian yeast, caramel aftertaste with a light alcohol note.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, la adicció de panses li dona un toc molt curiós i bo. Muy buena cerveza, la adicción de pasas le da un toque muy curioso y bueno.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4228) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Bottle.Dark copper colour with small head.Aroma of caramel,rye and dark drie fruits,taste a bit like a Barley wine type of beer,has also some mild hidden alc and taste of Wood.Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
storskurk (108) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
Duft af rund karamel, rugbrød og egetræ. Mørk kastanjeFarve. Rosiner, træfad, karamel, sødlig og let røget som et cigarhumidor. Moderat bitterhed men det er maltkompleksiteten der trækker læsset. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (787) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
2010 bottle found cleaning out the rot closet. Pours a very murky brown color with minimal head. Big malty aroma, hints of dark fruit caramel and toffee. More the same in the flavor with a bit of boost in the finish. Slight bitterness.


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