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Style: Bitter
Alcester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 226   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1305) - HONG KONG - FEB 9, 2016


500 ml bottle bought at Market Place by Jasons in K-11, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear deep amber colour; Two and a quarter finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of rich Amber malt, with strong caramel, light toffee, cherries, light red fruits, molasses, bread, yeast and very light grass; Close to light sweet taste of Amber malt, with metallic, strong caramel, toast, tartnes, very light red fruits, light molasses, light bread, lemon, light bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body, slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly good maltyness in a thin background with good, strong Amber caramel characters. Wheaty tartness is evident. Light red fruits and light toffee with moderate sweetness. Slightly bready and good lemon to round. Simple but pretty good!... Hoppiness is very light grass in nose. Strong lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate to light for a lasting, fair astringent malty finish; Dry after taste. Lemony and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one’s a solid if not too spectacular Bitter, with nice looks, fair but malty backbone, slightly fruity, and notable citrusy hoppiness when it counts. Straight forward and well-made. Nice for the style but a bit too expensive. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (329) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Clear reddish brown with moderate head dissipating quickly. Malty aroma. Taste begins sweet and malty but ends up a bit bitter (the Cascade hops are prominent), with a floral aftertaste. Not distinctive, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (506) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Pours clear, dark amber. Medium light tan head. Grainy, spicy aroma. Friuty, malty flavor. Medium sweet. Not a bad bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
Cask right after a nice big English breakfast. Clear copper to amber color, small to average sized beige head. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly hops and a bit floral. Taste malts, nice lightly sweetish floral hops again, softly bitter. Soft mouthfeel, average body. Quite pleasant at 10.30 in the morning.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1182) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, some nuts, subtle cherry and slight pine. Taste of caramel, some nuts, slight resin, subtle cherries, red berries, a little toast and earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, caramel, fruity finish with a soft earthy bitterness. The cascade hops come through the malty base well but it’s still only average overall. Little thin too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Cask at Spread Eagle, Rolleston-on-Dove. Pours chestnut with off white head. Plenty of malt, some caramel, nice hop finish. Decent bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2465) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 01.11 15. Reddish amber. White head and lacing. Aroma of American hops and caramel malt. Similar taste, with complex malt. Bitterness lingering on. A bit thin mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (4126) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Flaske fra Waitrose, North Finchley, delt med Ovesen: klar, rødlig ravfarge med fint skum som varer. Fruktig aroma og lett, balansert smak med lyse bær, et og annet rips og litt karamell. Sklir elegant over drøvelen og etterlater en lys og lett bitterhet som gir mersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Pours dark brown, with a good foamy tan head. Flavours of fruit, nuts. Enjoyable and easy drinking

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2422) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
På fat. Klar bärnstensfärgad med ett gediget smutsvitt skum. Inte bara inbjudande utan också läckra dofter och smaker av smörkola, malt och frukt. Mjuk munkänsla. Balansen mellan sötma och beska är exemplarisk. Jag njöt storligen.


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