- My Rating: B
Raison D’être – Dogfish Head, 8% ABV –12 fl.oz., (Milton, DE, USA)
on the front label:
“A deep mahogany ale brewed with Belgian beet sugars, green raisins & a sense of purpose. (good pun)”
- Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale
- Taste: Heavy brown sugar raisin/date malts
- Where I got it : W. 16th (?)
How much: ~$16/4pack x 12 fl.oz., sometime in 2011
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: (Note: this is an ancient beer I had in the fridge; printed bottled 11/29/10). Pours light root beer brown with barely any head, thin ringed retention, several streams of varying speeds.
Nose: molasses, brown sugar malts, like a typical Belgian dubbel. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: alcoholic detection, fruity sweetness, fizzy-tingly
Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) candi/brown sugar malts, molasses, fig/date
Finish: sweet raisins, mild cola, malty sweet finish.
Summary: Overall quite a decent brew and something I could easily drink 4 of. A bit heavy on the palate to be supreme, however good balance and flavour nonetheless.