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Urkontinent - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

457 Ratings

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 32
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.