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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3422) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours quite dark with a brown/red hue. The head is small and fades quickly. The nose is pretty tame, but some dark, vinous, fruit notes can be detected. The flavor delivers a noticeable roasty quality with a definite aspect of dark chocolate. Buried notes of bourbon and toffee sneak around in the finish. Pretty decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Deep brown appearance; small tan head and little lacing. Sweet malt aroma with ripe, dark fruit esters. Earthy, moderately sweet taste; faint hint of dark chocolate, some hops (especially as it finishes). Medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle. Muddy dark reddish/brown color--like dried blood-- with a quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma of molasses, plum, leather. Dark rich malty flavor with some burnt coffee, even unsweetened cocoa notes. Slightly sour on the finish, like underripe berries, with a mildly bitter and fleeting hop aftertaste. Palate is medium, but this one has a juice-like feel in the mouth. Will take the Frostbite easily over this, but overall fairly interesting if not especially mind-blowing brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2006
(draft @ Montys Korner - Rochester, NY) Dark brown in color with a nice and thick tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with not much else to it. Flavor begins with a very sweet and malty flavor followed by a dark and malty middle and some sweetness and other fruit flavors mixed in. Nice and slightly wine-like and bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste. Kind of chewy and really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
From the bottle, pours a very dark color with a bit of red peaking through. Not much of a head or lacing. Smells initially of dark berries, and some sweet malts. Really not much in the nose. Its got a very unique taste that is hard to describe. Initially of dark berries, like some raspberries and maybe blueberrries, and a bit like loganberry. As it warms, theres a bit more of a sweet malty flavor, but the fruitfulness remains. I like this beer, and the higher alcohol helps too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2006
I think this one is courtesy of luiss, but if not him them some other fine chap that participated in the Mystery Beer Swap trade. Aroma has some dark malts and sweet candied fruit notes. Body is a dark ruddy brown and holds a firm and lasting pinky sized tan head. Tart fruit notes in the fore...apple, cherry..which meld into sweet dark malt flavors. Almost approaches sour at times, but in a good way....a little bit like New Glarus Cherry Stout though much less concentrated and without the overy cherry flavors. The finish is a mix of the previous flavors but imparts a more defined tartness that defines the flavor of the whole beer. Very nice suprise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
Pours a clear brown color with a thin, creamy, light brown head. Good aroma and flavor of toffee, mild alcohol and toasted malt with a strong bitter finish. The body is light with a liquorous, oily texture and soft carbonation. The beer is interesting but I dont like a presence of alcohol when the beer only has 7% ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Bouteille de 12 achete chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arme: Odeur de noix et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune rougtre. Prsence dun moyen col mousseux beige et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Odeur de caramel, de chocolat ainsi quune point de fruit. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Prsence de caramel en arrire got. (Rating #654)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Really nice, but nothing like an English strong. More like a great Flemish sour. Sweet fruits (strawberries, maybe), dark malts, and sour, sour, sour finish, with a nice touch of hops. I wonder if the sourness is a result of a quality control problem, or a brilliant idea? Still, worked out well. Slightly hazy, dark reddish brown, small head, good lacing. Looks and smells more like a Flemish sour than an English or British beer too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 on tap-pours a light tan head with dark red color. Aroma is medium malt. Taste is caramel medium malt, hops bite, sweet, alcohol. 070804-rerate


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