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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:
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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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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

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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chet4

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-03-2014 04:08:22 | More by chet4
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-27-2014 06:50:39 | More by VeganUndead
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themathguy

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-29-2014 23:33:44 | More by themathguy
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-29-2014 14:27:57 | More by tom10101
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-29-2014 03:18:28 | More by taospowder
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-28-2014 04:13:36 | More by jkball01
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mswinfield

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2014 00:42:23 | More by mswinfield
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2014 22:07:49 | More by ryanmcd
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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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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2014 15:43:46 | More by Griffith
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-12-2014 07:22:21 | More by Jason
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-01-2014 03:39:29 | More by robgage
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-30-2013 03:42:16 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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djgustafson

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 09:05:02 | More by djgustafson
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rderedin

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 00:30:46 | More by rderedin
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-25-2013 02:42:28 | More by bluntedboywonder
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

First full review I've taken the time to do in awhile. 750 ml bottled… sometime in 2012, poured into a DFH snifter.

Appearance: Deep mahogany. A thin off white thugh creamy head that lingers as the beer rests. Decent lacing.

Smell: Malty, sweet belgian sugar, yeast, dark fruit (plum, cherry)

Taste: Roasted malts, some herbal spice coming from the rooibos. Belgian candied sugar and honey sweetness and dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries come to mind and battle through the finish with what I can assume is the wattleseed that imparts a roasty grain like finish.

Mouthfeel: Complex with lots of strong flavors hitting at different moments. very good use of all ingredients, especially the honey, I feel like you can really pick out what trait each ingredient provides. The carb is very light and airy, which makes the beer feel lighter than it's 8% and dark flavors would lead on. Also gives it a great drinkability and smoothness but is still a good beer to perhaps share w/ others.

Overall, Dig.

12-22-2013 23:01:24 | More by nimrod979
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-18-2013 15:35:36 | More by crowbar540
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dalepryor

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2013 10:23:11 | More by dalepryor
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2013 04:48:40 | More by 21Maestro8
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

11-27-2013 07:55:59 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-25-2013 00:32:14 | More by XmnwildX12
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-19-2013 05:18:22 | More by Morakaton
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-19-2013 02:41:22 | More by YeastEnthusiast
Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.