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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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonB (66) - Geneva, - DEC 3, 2004
(Bottle). Very small white head, fully diminishing. Orange light brown body, very clear. Dry raisins, dates, malt sweetness with caramel tones aroma. Also alcohol, BW like aroma. In my mouth, medium to high sweetness followed by a lot of fruity flavors (aged and dried fruits). Also light acidity toward the end but very pleasing because the old fruit like sweetness is quite persistent. Full body, soft carbonation.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
From the archives: Somewhere in the USA. Malty, strong and yeasty - everything as promised. I really miss Dogfish beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (3961) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (656) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
On tap poured a clear reddish hue w/ med creamy lasting cap and thick lacing. Medium malty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are red table wine. Light to medium bodied with a light sour in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (482) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
storskurk (86) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Armadill0 (205) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown-red. Small light brown head. Aroma has cherry and citrus. Taste has cherry, grain and sour red berry. Bitter body. A lot like a red wine, with some beer attributes, notably carbonation. Interesting, yet not that good a beer when you get to the gist of it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
From YNWA bottleshop, Kolding, Dk. Bottled, 150214. Amber with white head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Flavor with some caramel and spices.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lukedarock (108) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
A very different brew with a raison/grape taste, its more like a wine and beer mixed, not horrible really just too much of a wine feel for me

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
standupguy (39) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Nice burnt sugar/malty aroma. Brown appearance with a lasting tan head. Taste was of light malt, raisins, and totally overwhelmed by the beet sugar. The beet sugar taste was just to strong in my opinion. Also pretty thin and watery on the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miquelcrush (97) - 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.


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