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Urkontinent - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

458 Ratings

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 32
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: THECPJ on 09-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Urkontinent is a Belgian-style dubbel that begins with Pilsner, Munich and Chocolate malts and Belgian Dark Candi syrup.

Then we add unique ingredients from around the world: Wattleseed from Australia imparts chocolate, coffee and hazelnut notes to the beer. Toasted amaranth from South America gives it an earthy, grainy flavor and a little additional roast flavor. Green rooibos from Africa contributes a floral aroma and slight astringency. Myrica gale from Europe supplements the bitterness from minimal hopping. Hiveplex Honey from California adds a subtle sweetness while maintaining the dry finish.

The careful combination of all these ingredients creates a complex, dark Belgian-style ale with wonderful coffee and chocolate-covered cherry flavors. The roastiness of the malt and wattleseed melds with the fruity esters from the yeast, the floral notes from the rooibos, and the malty yet dry signature of a Belgian dubbel. Urkontinent is perfect to enjoy with friends as the weather begins to cool.

14 IBU
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Ratings: 458 | Reviews: 132
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3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnParadee
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

This beer is a testament to dogfish head's love of pushing the boundaries.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Decent creamy head, dark molasses brown color. 375

Nose figs, dates, baking spices, molasses and sweet malts, little phenolic booze, 375

Taste s similar, fermented raisins, figs, dates, baking spices, light phenols, molasses and sweet Syrupy but aged soft goodness, faint cocoa malty, etc. 375

Mouth is med bod, lots of carb, faint booze. 375

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown body with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is chocolatey with coffee/roasted malts and a bit of dark/black cherry and possible other dark fruits. Medium bodied, smooth, slick, it seems like chocolate covered cherries mixed with touch of coffee and I get a not so quite sweet and sour vibe but there seems to be a dry, tart edge at times in this beer. Finished easy and sweet with very little hops and the eight percent alcohol well hidden, and I also get touches of caramel/toffee sweetness and floral spice at times. I'm not sure what style this beer is as it is different and my review doesn't really do it justice. One of those beer that you'll really like or really not want to have again.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.