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Urkontinent - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

439 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 32
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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4thpalehorsemanale

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.5%

08-18-2014 22:45:30 | More by 4thpalehorsemanale
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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

08-17-2014 18:50:43 | More by jlindros
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sillyhed8

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-08-2014 22:34:20 | More by sillyhed8
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

08-05-2014 13:59:32 | More by clayrock81
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

07-27-2014 19:39:15 | More by BcOneSeven
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2014 04:14:48 | More by DrBier
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joegard

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-22-2014 14:05:04 | More by joegard
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-20-2014 17:01:13 | More by Howlader
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-07-2014 21:57:18 | More by GClarkage
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Mesa512

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2014 23:47:58 | More by Mesa512
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kkdowning

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-16-2014 21:50:16 | More by kkdowning
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blindmike

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-12-2014 16:12:02 | More by blindmike
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-09-2014 19:19:46 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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Zraly

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +8%

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.

05-29-2014 22:54:58 | More by Zraly
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-21-2014 14:55:13 | More by afsdan
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-16-2014 05:26:31 | More by MonkeyBread
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tp05lg

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-10-2014 21:26:51 | More by tp05lg
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 750ml into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, almost opaque, mud-brown coloring with a foamy, light tan head on the pour that quickly settles into a tight surface coat. Aromas of nut sweetness, creamy highlights, mocha, raw honey, and roasted highlights. Smells delicious. Flavors are extremely rich and sweet forward, with a heavy nut sweetness, rich fig and date notes, a biscuit and bread backbone, and some subtle spicing throughout. Notes of raw honey, rich caramel, and cinnamon seem to be in there, too. Looking at the label, I don't know what half that shit is, but this is what I'm tasting, and it's pretty damn good. Rich, smooth, robust body, with a heavy, richly sweet, tangy aftertaste. The finish is also on the sweet side, with a decent linger. This beer is heavy, but it is tasty. Really unique flavor profiles, too.

04-07-2014 00:38:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-04-2014 14:35:56 | More by DustinSWB
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-28-2014 21:07:07 | More by ConradKenney
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-26-2014 18:19:08 | More by Nightrain87
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KAF

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

03-19-2014 13:21:08 | More by KAF
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-09-2014 03:58:48 | More by bkwhoppa66
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-07-2014 02:49:40 | More by threedaggers
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

Dark brown to mahogany in color. A thin bit of khaki colored head covers part of the top of the beer. Brussels lacing. I get mainly notes of chocolate,honey, and rooibos within the nose., but it is a bit overwhelmingly sweet. The mouth is a bit sticky and yet creamy. The taste is very malty and sweet with a dry malted finish.

03-06-2014 06:37:27 | More by Franziskaner
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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.