skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a dark ruby color and thick foamy tan head that vanished quickly. Smells of both sweet malt and strong hops, and this carries through nicely to the taste. It’s moderately hopped, but not dominated by it, there is a nice maltiness as well. Rather drinkable, especially if you’re looking for a nice ale with a sweet taste.
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the first micro’s I ever had (many years ago), tried it while at a hockey tournament in Lake Placid. So Ubu Ale is in part responsible for my beer obsession.
I had another one recently to see what I think today.
It poured a rich dark brown, with a thin head which had some staying power.
Smell of ale yeast, with some fruit tones, and aroma hops. The hops tended to dominate the aroma.
Taste, Ubu is a very hoppy strong ale. I am not a ’hop head’ by any means, but I felt the beer was still in balance (sweet to bitter), and enjoyable.
The beer had a typical mouthfeel and was drinkable. If you like hoppy ale you would likely find this very drinkable.
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer’s just not the same when drinking it when it’s springtime... definitely a winter time/cold temperature beer. Average aroma and color but good sweet/caramel taste.
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not a big fan of most Placid brews but love Ubu. Great flavor, great on the palate. Just not the best appearance in my opinion
pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got tipped to this beer while visiting my local liquor locker, and great tip it was, too. beautiful, deep garnet color, wonderful nose and very nice mouthfeel combine to make this a worthy addition to your stash.
Malty and rich-tasting, it could easily serve as a session beer, but enjoyed it with my dinner of meat loaf and
potatoes smothered with brown gravy and onions. First LP beer I’ve tried--at least as far as I can remember--and it’s a winner in my book.
fiddler26 (24) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great blend of flavors. I would drink this with my dinner before a night out with the boys.
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice color. Off white head. Sampler at the Lake Placid brewery. Smooth all the way. Chocolate aroma. Very nice on palate. Good overall beer
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LAC2007 (17) - Edgewater, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 This dark ale has a malty character with very little hops apparent. Little to no head but somewhat sweet and vinuous. Hints of chocolate and wildberries or possibly cherry flavors. Very unique in taste and flavor.
ajd11 (16) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle from fall 2009. Aroma chocolate like, malty. Taste malty and hints of chocolate. This might have aged a bit, the alcohol seems slightly stronger than I remember. After taste slightly hoppy. Pretty good beer from a small brewery.