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Urkontinent - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

433 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 29
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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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice, this is a dark brown to black color with a slight fizzy head. Smells are sweet dark fruits, chocolate, and honey. Taste is a very unique and interesting mix of flavors, with licorice and allspice both present. Finishes towards the sweet side, maybe the honey coming through. Unique, fairly drinkable and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:39:26 | More by webmanspidey
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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.