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RATINGS: 2450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Great amber color, nice tan head decent lacing. Get the yeast and raisins up front. Really tasty - clean, lots of flavor, maybe a little caramel or coffee hint to it. Love the grape/raisin flavor and find this a refreshing beer despite the 8% ABV. I can see where it could be polarizing with the love/hate thing going on.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 1/2/2009.A nice deep brown with a slight reddish tint body, off white head that left plenty of lace. Flavor was a disappointment with mostly a metallic presence that dominated the other flavors. I guess this was a bad bottle, maybe i might try it again someday.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (419) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2017
Dark clear, brown / reddish pour with thick beige foam. Full body with less fizz and a thick, sweet finish. Dried fruit in the nose and caramel, nutty malts, burnt sugar. Some light bitterness, but this is all about the malt mingling with the fruit. The finish has a little yeast and alcohol. A strong, complex approach to a Belgian that would compliment a range of flavorful foods.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Faathoven (101) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - DEC 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with whitish head. Aroma of dark fruits, belgian yeast, caramel malts. Just the same in the mouth. Medium body with low to medium carbonation. Sticky palate. Somehow decent, not that good but not that bad after all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msdrbeat (734) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 21, 2016
On tap at DFH. The mouthfeel is smooth but theres a banana yeasty taste Im not a fan of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (2073) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Sampler at brewery. Copper color, minimal head. Smells like tobacco and fruit. Dry Lightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Vtg backlog, bottle, always preferred the old extra to this one. Brown pour with a medium khaki sized head. Smell is vegetable, dark fruit, spice, and belgian yeast. Taste is plum, fig, candy sugar, and light hops. Ok, but prefer St Bernardus and Rochefort.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2587) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Cant believe I have never rated this. Draft to taster at cappys pour dark copper with thin ecru head. Nose sweet malt, raisin, caramel, apple. Taste similar to nose, sweet early, then raisin, sweet, and fruit. Later light dank.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (324) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Aroma is nice but too low for a Belgian strong ale. Foam is too short lasting. Flavor is malty but not complex. Medium finish, should be dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (2192) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
Vom Fass. Mahagoni Farben. Sliches Aroma mit rotwein, Rosinen und Weinbrandnoten. Dickflssiges Mundgefhl. Sehr komplex. Drrobst, getrocknete Pflaumen, Rosinen. Alkohol nicht so gut eingebunden.


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