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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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URKontinent is brewed in the style of a Belgian Dubbel. It 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 a chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut taste 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. Hive Plex 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. Perfect to enjoy with friends as the weather begins to cool.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
A - Pours a dark mahogany-ruby color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet dark fruits, honey, coffee, chocolate, pine, herbs, spices, and Belgian yeast. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet raisin and dark fruit with some Belgian yeast and spices with a touch of honey. Through the middle, some chocolate and coffee comes through alongside some pine and herbs. The finish is a mix of dark fruit, Belgian yeasts, earthy spices and herbs, and a bit of honey. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet lightly spicy finish. D - Very drinkable. Lots of different flavors and ingredients, but the end result comes together really nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Drank most of a 750ml bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is various strange ingredients, a touch of nutty notes, with a bit of yeast. Flavor brought out a bit of chocolate, a touch of nutty malts, yeast, and a touch of dried fruits. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fredís the beer guy. Pours dark brown with a foamy/creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma is floral and chocolate. Near full bodied. Flavor is chocolate and cherry. Clearly. Weird. Some dark malt, but for me this is chocolate and cherry. Lots of other things going on, but c&c dominates. It has dark malt, and the finish is less than dry, but it is quite delicious. DHB may have gone so complex that the flavors are indecipherable. But the taste is good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: Black color. Three fingers of tan frothy/creamy head. Retention is a bit below average and no lacing is left. 4.5 S: This has a great nose. Through and through this is a solid dubbel first. Lots of caramel, dark fruits, and light peppery spiciness. Fruits include plum, date, raisin, currants, and tobacco. The honey is mild, but there. After that, thereís some stuff that I canít really indentify (since I donít know what half the ingredients taste like), but it all works seemlessly into the brew. I can identify the rooibos, which in more complementary than I ever would have expected. 4.0 T: In the taste, the adjuncts hold a much larger presence. While the result is very tasty, the dubbel gets pushed aside, which is sad since it smells quite nice. Anyway, lots of caramel again with all the fruits mentioned in the smell. Rooibos does great things again (Iím going to have to brew with this sometime) while the collective other ingredients give an herbal, somewhat nutty, earthiness. Mild pepper again from the yeast. Definitely unique, which DFH does so well, but also extremely well integrated. Iím impressed. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. This doesnít have the archaetypical Belgian mouthfeel. The carbonation isnít much spritzy at all. Rather, itís more of a mellow carbonation that doesnít poke or prod the tongue. Itís like the tea is controlling this. Still, decent enough. 4.0 D: Tasty beer, but at $12 a pop, itís hard to justify another purchase. This is a once a year type beer for me. I highly recommend giving it a go though. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-19-2012 01:40:29

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Fig and almond aroma. Clear brown, medium tan head. Roasted malt, almost smoky withfigs and plums Amaretto at midpalate and beyond. Fizzy mouthfeel and a little warm. Nice take on the style, not too weird, but certainly good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a hint of ruby along the edges... Rich aromas of malts, chocolate, earthy notes and a touch of sweet Belgian sugar. This beer is damn good... definitely rides the Dubbel style with rich sweet malts but the different flavor attributes from the numerous ingredients really make this a complex beer. Great chocolate, plum, black tea flavors and the mouthfeel on this one is perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
I really liked this aggressive, supercharged belgianesque dubbel. Like a brown ale, it has the chocolate and the toasty malt - and like a dubbel, it has red fruit and a generous mouthfeel. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Aroma of dirt, herbs and honey. Slight dark fruits. Tastes of herbs: thyme, mint and slight honey. Tasty and unique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
25 may 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is strong black coffee. Thin body and faintly fizzy. Flavor is a lot softer than aroma. Sweet mocha, coffee beans. Slight caramel. Nice all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Aroma of nuts, caramel and dark fruit. This one isnít all that weird...tastes like a dubbel mixed with brown ale. Cherries are noticeable, some molasses and nuts. Pretty good, for once.


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