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Urkontinent - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

449 Ratings

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 32
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: THECPJ on 09-23-2011)
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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

jlindros, Aug 17, 2014
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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.

clayrock81, Aug 05, 2014
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Kept this one cold for the past few years, bottled in 2012. Poured into an Allagash chalice. Dark brown with royal purple highlights. Tan, two finger head. Very aromatic smell; smells like a box of chocolates when you first open it. Very enticing.

Cherry cordial flavors all the way; based on the description here, it seem like that was the goal and this ale delivers. Interesting layers of cocoa and strong tea. A woodsy, nutty note lingers underneath the esters. Finishes a bit sweet and creamy, but has a semi-dry quality to it. Medium-full bodied.

Really interesting take on the dubbel style. Enjoyable and unique, and perfect as a dessert beer. I can see having this with good french vanilla ice cream. Another quality brew from DFH.

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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.