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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle 12 fl.oz. @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Hazy medium red amber color with a virtually none light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, moderate yeasty, acidic - sour. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (020808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34874) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and slight hoppy. Sweet, phenolic and caramelish. Light bitterness coming through. Rather bitter to the raisin and overripe fruit notes. Dry fruity and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30255) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
A clear red beer with a fine head. The aroma is yeasty with notes of earth and spices. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, plums, and prunes. And the body is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a very pretty amber with a small, off-white head. Very rich, sweetish caramel aroma. Full-bodied with lots of caramel malt and some almost vinous, sherry-like accents. Disstinct sweetness but never cloying. Very subdued bitterness. 280306

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange cloured with a small off white head. Aroma of malts and fruits with notes of dried fruits. Flavour of malts, fruits and dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Ruby colour, small off-white head. Aroma is flowery and fruity hops, caramel and alcohol. Flavour is caramellish malty, buttery, hoppy and quite sharp alcoholic. Warming. Long grassy, vanillaish and slightly fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20929) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2006
[Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival] Clear dark amber. Aroma of caramel and honey. Sweet, near full bodied with lots of butter and caramel. Warming and complex, but on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19125) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2006
I bought this bottle in a beershop in London. It pours a hazy mahogany colour with a off-white head. The head disappears quickly though, leaving just a thin rim. It has a malty and sweet aroma. Some hint of alcohol in the aroma aswell. The taste is malty and sweet from the sugar and some hints of raisins. The mothfeel is smooth and warming. But you can not taste the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
6th June 2008. Rich malty brown beer. Undertone of rich fruit is well integrated. No obvious raisin flavour. A bit different!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 Deep red color, with sour raisin nose, Slightly sour malty, with a little sour raisin hint

bottle at home may 2014 ... at least a few years old .. deep brown .. thin tan lacing ... soft sweet blackcurrant ... light ovaltine nose ... soft fruit ... light roast ... light oxidisation .. soft fruits ... again not doing anything for me

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