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Style: Bitter
Alcester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled - microfiltered but not pasteurised (bottled by Thwaites).
Pure UBU - pronounced OO-BOO - named after our faithful canine friend and protector of our secrets. UBU 4.5% ABV is a distinctive premium amber coloured beer. Made from English Maris Otter, Crystal & Black Malts with Challenger and Cascade hops, creating a balanced full flavoured beer that is a pleasure to drink.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (156) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Amber and thin head. A little hoppier than I was expecting, but itís mostly bitter without the flavor of the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
(Cask at Gallows Bird Real Ale Tribute to Shakespeare, 20160903) The beer poured light brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had toffee, milk chocolate and floralness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, caramel, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. A good but too sweet brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5670) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Cask at Gallowís Bird, Espoo. Colour is cloudy dark orange with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, chocolate?, dryness, dry fruits and malts. Pretty strange bitter but strong flavors.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
malushky (42) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 Cask at Red Lion (Leytonstone). Clear dark amber with small, short-lived white head. Not pleasant aroma, mostly yeast. Taste of grain and yeast. Low bitterness, dry. Nothing special, definitely not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (569) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with a one finger white head. Aroma: malt, caramel, citrus fruity hops. Taste: citrus fruit, peach, sweet caramel malt, light bitterness, finish wasnít that bitter either. Medium body, oily texture. Bitters arenít usually my thing but I liked this one, though it felt more like a golden ale to be honest. Either way, a good, drinkable beer, albeit nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
catinnaflat (11) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose. Beautiful deep brown/red beer, clear, small, tight off white head. Not much of an aroma, light malt/caramel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking archetypal bitter, malt, slight toffee, slight fruit. Ends up being much more than the sum of itís parts and really rather good.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Benís place. Thanks Rotem for this bottle! Clear amber. Aroma of malt, some floral and fruity hops, a bit skunky, and a bit of butter. Sweet flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, and bitterish floral hops, slightly skunky. Light to medium-bodied.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smyles (5) - - JUN 30, 2016 does not count
Caramel in appearance. Only brought this since mad goose had run out. Top brewery. Both tasted so far superb

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
Cask at the Swan, Broadway. Chestnut with a thick cream-coloured head. Good rich mouthfeel. Toffee flavours with orange and a little earthy bitterness. Top-notch traditional-ish bitter. Lovely. Purity really are very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerowl80 (226) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown. Aroma of caramel, bread and grass. Malty taste with some hop bitterness. Steady beer, nothing too memorable.


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