Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (2 ratings)

alc./vol: 44%

Proof: 88°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Switzerland Switzerland

These famous German bitters, sold in brown paper wrapped miniature bottles, were first produced in 1846 by Herbert Underberg. Herbs and roots are hot macerated with distilled water and neutral alcohol before being aged in oak casks.

The bottle's label proclaims 'after a good meal' - a reference to its digestive properties. The wife of Underberg's chairman, Emil Underberg, was the model and inspiration for the lady in white who appears on the packaging.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 29/10/2013


Clear, tawny amber with bronze glints.


Potent herbaceous, liquorice and aniseed with cinnamon, clove and ginger spice.


Medicinal, powerful clove and aniseed attack with herbaceous, minty sweet liquorice, dark chocolate, orange zest freshness and dried herbs.


Clove, liquorice and aniseed with bitter quinine and long lingering black liquorice. "If it tastes bad it must be good for you" is the medicinal phrase some apply to Underberg.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 40341002
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

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