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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
Drank on tap (16 oz) at the brewpub on September 19, 2012. Very dark brown, small head. Aroma of roasted malted barley, berry notes. Raw sweet barley taste, a little fruity, bitter and sour. Very well done to its style!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Malty aroma, raisins, figs, some chocolate, some hop notes. Fruity hop flavor, chocolate, a little sourish, vinous, grapes, figs, raisins, roasted and with some licorice. Malty roasted finish with grapes and some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (985) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Poured from bottle. Faint malt / cocoa / coffee aroma. Dark mahogany tan head. Burnt malt, cocoa, licorice, molasses in flavor. Hops in aftertaste. Caramel flavor emerges as it warms. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium off-white/light brown head. Aroma is toasty malt and a lot of raisin, smells Belgian. Taste is mild sweet, medium bitter, with a good amount of alcohol for 7%. Finish is dry. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. An ok beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Matt. Caramel and malt. Cola. Some raisin and dried fruit.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
From bottle. Malty raisin-plum sweet nose, pleasant but not overly complex. Biscuit, mild hop notes. Dark coppery brown clear with medium foamy-creamy off-white to light tan lacing head. Medium watery body with medium to high carbonation and carbonic fizzy burn. Starts medium sweet with plum, raisin, biscuit, and light carbonic acidity. Mild neutral fruity notes with mild bitterness in the finish. Red wine-like tang, close to some soy sauce, or ’soured’ sugar. Mild dry-tang after with a bit of sweetness and hop bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle acquired from Pessie and served in a Bells Tulip: Pours a deep garnet and murky brown hue with a big fluffy off-white head and left very good lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of crystal toffee malts, pale chocolate, Golden Promise base malt, some EKG and Northdown hops with a light fruity and leathery ester. A bit dusty and cardboardy but that was expected since it was cellared by Joe. When the beer works those seemingly off-notes actually work within the style...

then the taste, actually drier than expected, not as sweet as I would have thought. Light kiss of English bitterness and prevailing cardboard with some oxidization. The issue here is a complete and utter lack of depth that are found in best of genre. Minimal fruity notes, minimal darker malt tones, and really just a lack of earthy "punch". The mouth feel is equally disappointing, much thinner than is expected. This beer appears over attenuated if you ask me. Dry ashy metallic finish. Worse yet the thinness makes the alcohol more noticeable. This beer started with so much promise but flopped when it mattered more, on the palate. I like a nice British styled strong ale as much as anyone so this really made me sad.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiddler26 (23) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bought this in bottle while at grocery store feeling too lazy to go to beer store. Place had several of my old dependables in 12-packs, but only wanted six. This beer was so not me. Malty in the extreme, skunky on the palate. I forced myself through one and will give the rest away. I think my dislike of this is largely a function of my preference for high-hopped pales and IPAs. This was like a chocolate malt with beer poured in it. Might be good to you, but not to me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Had in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., on July 5, 2012. Bottle into pint glass. Two fingers of head. Reddish, brown, garnet color. Foamy gray lacing with decent foamy retention. Smelled malty, nutty, roasty, caramel, toffee and light chocolate ice cream. Reminded me slightly of a Mud Slide. Tasted nutty malts, Mud Slide, big alcohol finish, Russian Imperial Stout like, chocolate shake. Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Not as good as I remember it, but still an OK beer. Heavy and rich, but worth the risk of trying it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
Tap @ The Stag’s Head. Nice head with good duration. Color is rich caramel, nuts, fruits, yeasty notes and rich hops. Dry bitter finish.


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