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RATINGS: 225   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Very smooth. Looks good. Drinks better. dogfish head has another winner in its stable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (441) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-26-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep brown color with a billowy light tan head. The head had a moderate amount of lacing and gave way to a medium amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma was quite roasty. Roasted malt with nice hints of espresso and chocolate. A lighter sweetness comes to the nose as well; lightly molasses in nature with good hints of burnt sugar. Taste – The taste started out much sweeter then I initially expected from the nose. The brew started with a great sweet flavor of brown sugar and molasses complimenting the very roasty malt flavor. The roasted malt becomes more brown bread as the taste advances, with some light notes of carob and chocolate coming to the tongue. At the end the taste some Belgian spicy flavors enter the scene and overall leave a rather roasty and burnt sugar and spice flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is normal. A thicker body would have been better for the roasty flavor of the brew. The carbonation level is on the just below average side and is very suiting; allowing all the roasty flavors to sit on the tongue and be sensed. Overall – A very nice darker brew with interesting taste combinations and transitions. Well worth a try if you have the chance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
From 750 bottle to tulip glass. Aromas of strong chocolate and moderate floral hops. Pours a slightly hazy cola with clear garnet around the edges. Head is taupe and starts massive, but fades quickly. Complex flavor of bittersweet cocoa, solid yeast assertiveness, earth and floral highlights.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
2012 bottle to pint glass I was saving this for some reason, but no longer care. Is a dubbel going to age well? I guess we’re all about to find out. Dark fruits, milk chocolate, grains, nutmeg, and cherry. The colour is a deep reddish brown with a very creamy off white head. The taste is roasted malt, cherry, nutmeg, oak, brown sugar and honey and rooibos. This is a good dubbel and looking back through a bunch of other ratings, it appears that this ages well with perhaps the cherry being more prevalent than early on. I’m not sure because this just may be my palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmoosey (81) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours a red with a little brown with a tan head. Aromas of fruit, chocolate and coffee. Very sweet flavors with brown sugar and light fruit. Not a hoppy beer, more comparable to a wine in my opinion. Sweet and smells of fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of dark malts, some chocolate and coffee and nuttiness and floral notes and spices, plus some light bitterness. Flavor has a lot going on and I am not really familiar with all of these ingredients so I don’t know what’s what. Average texture. A really interesting beer with a lot going on and it’s pretty tasty with the alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2127) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
9/15/2012. 750 ml. bottle. Pours red-brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark malt, dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, sticky flavors with brown sugar and light fruit. Light on hops, but very good balance and complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby, reddish brown color with a two finger light tan fluffy head that lasts and leaves good lacing. The aroma has a floral, herbal characteristic mixing with some chocolate, honey and roasted malts. Taste is caramel and brown sugar up front, nutty, woody, hints of cocoa, toasted grains and roasted dark malts, a light tea-like essence from mid-palate on, with light spices and earthy hops for a relatively dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with a good creamy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1704) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a dark amber with white head. Chocolate, dark fruits and really sweet. Solid beer but a full bottle would be too much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (660) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark brown pour some tan head. Was super fizzy coming out of the bottle. Aroma of tomato rooibus, roasted nuts, honey, cola. Taste is strongly of rooibus with woody notes some tobacco flavors. Fades into nuts then honey sweet finish. Light-medium watery body with light carb and moderate to strong acidity to help balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Not as sickly sweet as other dubbels = great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Colour...nearly black with a thick white head. Nose...coffee like, herbaceous and savoury spice. Palate...delicate CO2, semi sweet, with flavours of Postum, chicory root, and cola. There’s a distinct but o booze at the back of the palate and a nutty flavour that leans towards filberts. Not sure this is an abbey dubbel, but nice nonetheless.


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