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|Dogfish Raison D'Etre
This Belgium strong dark ale is a complex brew - figs, prunes, smoke,
cinnamon, heaps of malt, a bit of buckwheat honey, with an underlying
alcohol flavor. At mid-taste coffee and caramel notes emerge with a
sweet Belgian sugar undercurrent. The syrupy sweetness takes over at the
finish blending with a alcohol flavors. Not for everyone.
Overall rating: Above Average
|Flying Dog Raging Bitch
outstanding hop nose. First sip brings candy sweetness followed
by a wave of hop bitterness. Grapefruit and citrus flavors begin
to predominate with hints of this Belgium style IPA's 8.4% ABV
lingering in the background. Some coriander emerges with
spice and yeast. Finish is sharp and dry with lingering hops.
One of the best Belgium IPAs available.
Overall Rating - Outstanding
|Dos Equis Amber
This Vienna lager opens with a mild nose
suggesting grassy/citrus hops and toasted
malt. First sip brings a light tang that fades
quickly into a smooth, bready finish. This is
a simple beer that is inoffensive.
Relative high carbonation and very thin.
watery mouthfeel. Goes down easy but is
undistinguished. Many better
examples of this style.
Overall rating - fair