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Urkontinent - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

442 Ratings

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Ratings: 442
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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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

bkwhoppa66, Mar 09, 2014
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threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
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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.

Franziskaner, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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bluntedboywonder, Dec 25, 2013
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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.

nimrod979, Dec 22, 2013
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Urkontinent from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.