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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our flagship beer, this English Strong Ale is available throughout the Adirondacks and greater Northeast. Deep garnet red in color, Ubu weighs in at 7% alcohol by volume (ABV) but is known for its fantastic taste. It features dark fruit and roasted malt flavors, with a slightly bitter finish. 43 SRM.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3321) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Draught at Brewtopia í04 Clear, deep mahogany color. Good lacing. Malty with a slightly smoky aroma. Over this has a malty profile with a slightly bitter hop finish. Not a bad beer, but not up to an English Strong Ale IMO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Brewtopiaí04. Reddish-brown, clear; fluffy head. Earthy aromas, bready. Not much to body for a strong ale. Alcohol not very prominent. Tasty but too mild, I thought, and falling short of the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2004
(brewtopia04) Clear brown body with foamy tan head. Aroma is mild sweet, herbal, toasy, peaty. Taste is mild sweet, herbal/earthy, peaty. Light-medium body, somewhat watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Sweet carmelized sugar and fruit in the aroma. Dark brown but very clear with light tan head that recedes to cover. Sherry-like and malty sweet with just a touch of bitterness to take the edge off. Medium-light body. Somewhat thin. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a dark brown color with some lacing and a malted smell. Taste is somewhat smoked malt and finishes with a moderate bitterness. Overall an ok beer, but nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
n first hearing of this brew, I was intriqued by the name and imagined it was christened in honor of the absurd and vile protoganist of Alfred Jarryís satirical, scatological works of the turn of last century. Turns out they named it after a dog, but Iíd like to think the dog was named after that ridiculous, surrealistic king of Poland. And hey, how about the beer? Appearance: dark eggplant color, nearing a pure violet, with a good, fuzzy, cream-colored head. Aroma:oddly uncategorizable, though I feel Iíve encountered this particular nose before, I canít think of where or when. (I hear a Gershwin tune coming on.) A little nutty, a trifle fruity, but nothing like what those words would mean to your mind on their own. Iíll drink deeper to divine more precise connotations...horse blanket, bog soil, wet cat, cactus juice, marmot saliva...oh, now Iím making stuff up!..a bit flinty, minerally, hints of smoke and moss, utterly unique. Enough, time to taste. Little hops, big malt, but none too untoward. Medium to full body, and smooth drinking, but a bit flat, unfortunately. "Just the right amount of hops", says the label. Meaning, "none"? A little more fruit in the flavor peeks in later, in the form of raisins, dates. Too little spark to this very unusual beer, somthing I long for in an ale. Strength only asserts itself at the end, by which point Iím relieved this odd little journey is over. I do wish I could try one again, to further explore itís mysterious secrets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2004
Tap NY Draft. Caramel brown. Very smooth. Dark in color. bold flavors. good beer. enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2004
Tap NY Draft. Have had this one for many years at various beer fests. Always a semi-favorite. Carmel brown. Fruity aroma. Flavor is bold with a nice hop bite. Carmel malty. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Dark fruits & alcohol bite in the nose. Very smooth dark malt and a little salty with a nice bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rajendra82 (1011) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
This beer looked cloudy, dark brown, and quite fizzy when poured in a glass. The aroma was dominated by lightly roasted malts and bready yeast. I could also detect faint and distant hints of roasted coffee. The taste was dominated by smoky and chocolate malt, however a hoppy bitterness and spiciness continued to assert itself. I was not expecting it to be this hoppy based on the initial aroma. Very tasty beer with a strong alcohol content. I guess they did classify it properly.

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