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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 13, 2011
Aroma of fruit, caramel and nuts upon pour. Nice smooth drink with a little bit of a sour finish. Good beer overall!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shawnmurphy (104) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2017
On tap at brewery in Lake Placid, so not the bottled or canned version contract brewed in Utica, which is not the same tasting beer. For a long time one of my favorite (Ive been going to the brewery since it opened). Dark brownish-red in color with a healthy tan head. Aroma is of molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, following by the flavor that is all of the above plus rye bread, carmelized sugar and hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied; there is a clean finish to it. When I first drank it years ago, I thought the 7 percent brew was much heartier than I now considered it, which I attribute to years of drinking more assertive beers. Still one of my favorites.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2016
2016.11.13-12oz bottle in Keeseville NY bar No detailed review, but this is surprisingly pretty good. Reminds me of several things I've had in he "black saison" category. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (3052) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle. Molasses and toffee aroma with some earthy and faint lychee fruit hops. Balanced bitter earthy hops and molasses toffee flavour with nutty accents. Medium body, moderate carbonation, fairly crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2784) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 3, 2016
Draught @ Top Hops. Dark brown with faint reddish tint, large foamy beige head, very faint malt aroma, high carbonation, dry, faint roasted malt taste, mellow body, abrupt finish with a little caramel aftertaste. Very smooth and mellow, quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
331ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark reddish brown, creamy tan head. Aroma of treacle and coffee maybe a little Sherry notes. Flavor lots of coffee some molasses spicy dark rye bread. Medium body medium carbonation, a little prickly on the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Aroma - roasted chocolate malt. Appearance - cola brown body color. The head is 2" and beige, and settles slowly. Some lacing develops. Taste - nice roast caramel malt, carmalized sugars, chocolate, and alcohol Palate - medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, long sem-bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
[email protected] Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and some sweet maltiness. Flavour is spices, some alcohol, mild fruity and ripe fruity notes as well as some plum.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16834) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at SBWF2015. Amber color, small off-white head. Caramel, perfumic hops in the nose. Medium-bodied. Clean, simple mouthfeel. Malts, light piney bitterness. Easy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (7019) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle @sbwf15. Dark brown colored beer with a thin off white head. Raisins, plums, bread, malt. Quite sweet. Flavor has chocolate notes, plums, sweetness, molasses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (4720) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light messy lacing sticking to the glass. The smell started off with rich sweet milk chocolate and a lingering bitter dark chocolate to balance. Light dark fruits mesh in and around the chocolate flavors. The taste was moderately sweet combining the chocolate with the dark fruits nicely. A light lingering sweet fruity to chocolate aftertaste leads into a sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed pretty subdued yet still good and lead to a semi-smooth almost creamy feel. Overall, tastes and smells great on a cool Summers evening, not a crushable beer but looking at it for what it is and wants to be it works. Id have again.


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