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Urkontinent - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

440 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 33
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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jgammoniv

Maine

1.45/5  rDev -62.8%

Poured a flat brown with little to no head.
Sweet chicory and light black tea flavor.
Spicy finish with a cloying clingy film left over on the finish.
This is a perfect example of when a beer ceases to be a beer due to the degree of added ingredients.
This "beer" is barely drinkable, i forced down 8 oz, the rest will be used in cooking.
Even after cleansing my palette with an extra trappist beer, i still have a cloying film lingering from this awful beer. i wish i could give negative ratings.

03-20-2013 01:44:29 | More by jgammoniv
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.1/5  rDev -46.2%

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Poured into a Duvel tulip, reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a clear deep brown garnet hue with a nice one finger fizzy creamy head that fades to leave a fizzy mocha blanket. Average at best.

S - Ehh..whats going on here? Smells like cereal malts and roasted meh. I mean, seriously, Pretty Things X Ale 1945 smelled better than this.

T - I laugh as I write this, my friend said it best...this tastes like an old, dirty kvass. Again, not sure what went wrong here. Bad batch perhaps?

M - Mouthfeel was relatively thin for the style. Yeah.

O - wtf. Completely baffled by this beer. Not sure how it happened but this was absolute garbage. One of the worst beers I've ever had.

07-12-2012 21:04:00 | More by rudzud
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metalblack


2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

11-10-2012 23:09:07 | More by metalblack
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logicalparadox

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

06-23-2012 03:50:12 | More by logicalparadox
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

03-23-2013 18:28:40 | More by BGsWo22
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nh2032

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

11-03-2012 20:14:43 | More by nh2032
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Focusf111

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

06-21-2012 16:55:10 | More by Focusf111
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

07-27-2014 19:39:15 | More by BcOneSeven
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -32.6%

Pours a sienna brown color in the Bellegems Bruin tall glass. Nicely foamy and plenty of spritz on the tongue. Is that fingernail polish I smell? Very odd phenolic odor.

Tastes so earthy, I'd say it's more like dirt. Think of how wet, mildewy wood smells. Now imagine how it would taste in a beer. The flavors lurch around and vanish, leaving the taste of cheap root beer with a bitterish edge. I taste old beets, buckwheat honey, nut shells, and some kind of hard candy. I don't know how this could be called a Dubbel, but if it has to be rated that way the competition is a little overwhelming.

Maybe after having spent $15 for this people have a need to like it. I have an need to try one more half glass tomorrow before I feed it to the African daisies. From the DF-branded 500 ml capped bottle bought at Liticker's in San Diego.

02-28-2013 03:42:11 | More by mactrail
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lpstar

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

07-23-2013 02:08:22 | More by lpstar
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KAF

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-27-2013 23:22:27 | More by beergorrilla
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-12-2012 03:14:17 | More by leinie13
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-18-2014 17:18:19 | More by GreesyFizeek
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-27-2012 03:54:30 | More by cofeeguru
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-17-2012 01:07:10 | More by crobinso
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-29-2012 13:06:26 | More by ejimhof
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wembly13

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-14-2012 22:47:27 | More by wembly13
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-16-2012 04:00:45 | More by mhaugo
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

09-20-2013 05:58:15 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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Bandi

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-30-2013 23:29:40 | More by Bandi
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slugfresh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-15-2012 01:29:59 | More by slugfresh
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-04-2012 02:45:25 | More by millerbuffoon
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-03-2013 15:59:16 | More by drummermattie02
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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.