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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2007
12 oz, bottle - poured a small head with not much aroma. Raisins probably aren’t the best ingrediants for beer but drinks easily.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (341) - 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 (888) - 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 (305) - 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 (4622) - 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 (11199) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, 8%. Clear dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, yeast, dark fruits and a little plume. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, wood, yeast, dark fruits, plume, little chocolate, sweet and toasted, candy sugar and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, malt, syrop, candy sugar, yeast and hops. Nice sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenima (258) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
Dry finish with some sweetness. Balanced and complex aroma and taste. Raisin, caramell, wood and some plums.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
worldfusionrad (14) - - JUL 18, 2014
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through bloviating. :)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlpeeler (88) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap it is a deep brown with small light brown head. Taste is malt and raisin with some floral background. Goes down smooth and clean with great balance. A very good beer.


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