Underberg

I’d seen this mentioned online before so when I saw it in Morrison’s I thought I’d pick a pack up. Underberg seems to be marketed as some kind of tonic, and at 44% ABV, I’m sure it would do me the world of good!

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Each little bottle contains 20 ml of this mental juice, wrapped up in brown paper. According to the website, the reasoning behind this tramp-esque styling is for hygiene and protection from light.

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They appear to be running a promotion at the moment where you can exchange the lids (they are screw-top bottles) for Underberg merchandise. More on that in a bit.

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Rather than drink it from the bottle like I assume you are meant to, I poured it into a glass for my viewing public’s entertainment. It’s not viscous as such, more sticky, like slightly thinner Calpol.

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It smells like a cross between Jagermeister and Galliano. Herby and violently alcoholic. It tastes much the same too. I must admit I admired some of the gear you can get but having tried the stuff, the prospect of imbibing 96 bottles (that’s nearly TWO LITRES!) of this just to get a special Underberg glass fills me with fear. Perhaps my mind will change after I have drunk the remaining two bottles in the pack. I seriously doubt it though.

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2 Responses to Underberg

  1. Moi says:

    Nothing beats Underberg after overeating. I usually buy mine abroad, but I am getting low now and need a new supply.

  2. Patrick says:

    Underburg is supposed to be drunk from a glass.

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