Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dogfish Head Raison D'Être

And now for your French lesson of the day, courtesy of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. Raison D'Être (had to go to About.com to figure out how to make the capital E with the French circumflex accent, jeez, talk about geek).

Well, I know my raison d'être is not going to fly a kite on a day with no wind. Just came back from that little experiment. Wow am I tired of running around a rocky desert trying to make that thing fly. So I guess I'll try this beer, which the label says is a deep mahogany ale brewed with Belgian beet sugars, green raisins & a sense of purpose. I guess that sense of purpose is the raison d'être.

Wow! Good flavors. The first thing I taste is some maple sugar and caramel type flavors. Definitely a strong alcohol presence too. If they didn't say raisins on the label, I might not have noticed them. But yes, raisin flavors are also present. The aroma is sweet, like candy apples or something, much sweeter than the actual taste as the alcohol is cutting that down quite a bit, quite a bit, quite a bit. Not so sure about the aftertaste, as everything starts to dwindle down to just an alcoholic taste in my mouth. Very cleansing beer, warms you up and makes you feel good.

It's got potential for me and I will have this again.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's "beet" sugars, not beer sugars. Just an FYI.

Beer Drinker said...

Thank you, anonymous. Just too much "beer" on the mind I guess. It's fixed now.