Brewed by Purity
Style: Bitter
Alcester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

Martyn's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martyn (15) - Greater London, - DEC 7, 2007
A beautiful bright amber appearance with a lovely fruity nose. An initial red berry fruit flavour is followed by a butterscotch middle and a superb long caramel malt finish balanced out with a nice hop background. A great traditiional british ale with a great appearance and branding. Lets get some younger people drinking cask ales!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smyles (4) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2059) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerowl80 (154) - - APR 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown. Aroma of caramel, bread and grass. Malty taste with some hop bitterness. Steady beer, nothing too memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
digitalviking (83) - - APR 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 One of the better bitters I have had from cask. Flat palate as expected from cask, but a nice taste and very little aroma to be detected. Is the name also a Pere Ubu reference by chance?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apearson (1) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
500ml bottle. Chestnut amber colour. Caramel hoppy flavour, sweet dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fullpintofbeer (112) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
Cask at Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol. Appearance: medium white head, amber colour, clear, good lacing. Aroma: a mix of malts and hops, but not very strong. A little bit of bubble gum. Taste: from lightly sweet to bitter. Palate: light to medium body, bitter finish, flat. Overall: alright beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPC1524 (94) - Devon, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
Tasty amber ale. Great caramel, citrus and fruity notes. Long, balanced hoppy finish. Complex and extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3875) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours deep amber with good creamy off-white head. Aroma is fairly fruity. Taste is smooth and fruity with some nice mellow peach notes. Good flavoursome amber bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8063) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Dark amber with a thin head. Has a light pale ale hoppiness, crisp, with a dry texture and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1476) - 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.

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