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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Raison DExtra is our amped up version of the Raison DEtre. It is brewed from a similar grist (raisins included) to a massive 42P, giving it 20.5%ABV, along with 20 IBU and a color of 20L.
18.5% ABV in 11/2005 12 oz. release

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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6526) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Jsquire. Dated December 19, 2002. Strong vinouts aroma with apple and honey. Aroma is very similar to the J.W. Lees Harvest Ales. Pours a transparent amber with an insignificant white head that quickly becomes a ring. Very sweet. Lots of apple and honey. Raison is not there nearly as much as the DEtre. Lots of warmth in the finish in flavor and burn. The alcohol bite hits and then lingers for a little in the aftertaste. Alcohol bite could definitely afford to be subdued a tad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Orange-amber in colour with a white quickly diminishing head, no lace. The alcohol in the aroma dominates everything else but the is some caramel malts and its very sweet. The flavour was once again dominated by alcohol, some raison and plums, caramel malt, bread, very sweet. Hot mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a long alcohol burn. Unbalanced and way to syrupy.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2005
must have been a dead bottle for there was not much fiz....just like drinking a weak syrup..no alcohol kick that I could taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Pours a deep copper color with a decent whote head. When smelling and tasting this, one item overshadowed everything else: raisins. This ones almost raisin overload. Its saving grace are the maple sypuppy elements that come in as reinforcements at the end of the tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2005
From the bottle this pours a clear copper with a fast falling white head. From the start this pours like a slighly carbonated sherry. Very heavy sweet caramelized malts throughout, hints of dark fruit and lots of alcohol showing, but not what i expected for twenty percent. This was a very smooth sipping brew, probably should be served in a smaller bottle, cause having a couple ounces in a snifter might more managable then 750ml.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2005
A big thanks to CaptainCougar for bringing this to Noog! Bottle, Nice dark colored pour - examined that from someone elses glass since my pour was into a coffee mug. Huge raisiny rummy sweet aroma and flavor. Some peppery notes, tho I couldnt tell at this point if it was spices or alcohol or both. Fairly thick and syrupy, and very warming. But for 20%, I thought the alcohol was well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Sampled in the hotel room at the Nooga. Hard to believe that the abv was that high. A dark amber colored body. The aroma is simple with raisins and cinnamon. The taste is raisins, cinnamon and toast. Interesting for an experiment. Certainly not worth the price. You had better like raisins.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber with small head. Complex aroma of roasted malt and sweet tone. Medium body with creamy texture . Sweet medium flavor with alcohol bite at finish. Complex good brew.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
Raisins, marzipan and plums in the alcoholic aroma. Clear copper brown with thin, white, fully-diminishing head. Marzipan sweetness, bready malts and strong dark fruitiness are cut by alcohol flavours. Strong hops are almost overwhelmed by the alcohol and fruiy esters. Syrupy in the mouth with low carbonation and strong alcohol warming. While not altogether unpleasant, this comes across more like a pumped up alcopop or a watered down liqueur. Bottle sampled at the Ratebeer Mondial Gathering 2005.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Thanks to the Captain for sharing this one at about 2am. Pours a clear amber, no head. Aroma of sour apple, caramel, and nuts. Flavor is syrupy, almost like a brandy or cognac. Lots of flavors with alcohol burning to sum it up. A huge beer! Id love to taste this in 10 years!


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