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RATINGS: 439   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
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2009
12 oz. Pours black with dark red highlights. Small-ish white head. Smells like London. Tastes like London. Really like the complexity of flavors. More depth than most. I’m really surprised that this beer came from a semi-local brewery. Will enjoy again!

3.7
mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Poured from the bottle with a slight tan head which left a thin lacing on the glass. It was dark brown in color with a malty nose. This is a very nice and tasty beer. Most suitable for the cold fall and winter months, as it is a rich, thick and warming beer.

3.2
climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark ruddy brown thin head. Malty but a bit too bitter for my taste. Some bready and caramel notes. Ok but not amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Dark brown pour with a dense, foamy head. Big time roasted malt aromas and some earthy hops. Flavor is straight-forward malty sweetness. For a strong ale this is quite weak but overall it’s highly drinkable.

3.6
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is currant, malts and raisan. Taste is currant, malts, vanilla and dark fruits. Smooth nice mouth feel to it. Good start to finish.

3.7
Cakes (428) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Draft. 7% ABV was kicking. A deep garnet red in color with a hint of fruit, wine like. Very nice. Warm taste,

4.5
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Picked up a 6 pack at a local beer distributor. Almost like a lightweight stout, this beer has a deep chocolaty smokey flavor. Goes down effortlessly with little to no aftertaste. A unique and delicious beer.

3.7
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with half inch cream head. Aroma is toasted malt and toffee. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Very solid.

3.7
MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 Oct. 3, 2005 - 12 oz. bottle. A hearty Autumn/Winter brew. Sweet flavor is of red wine, smoke, fruit -- balanced nicely by a strong hop presence. The higher ABV is noticeable, but warms without overpowering the brew. Will be having this one again over the Winter, I’m sure. Re-rate on Dec. 29, 2006: Bumped up the aroma score from "4" to "7". This is definitely more enjoyable in a Trappist glass.

2.7
matty (410) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby red/brown color with a slightly off white head that settles to a film. Aroma is mostly malt, roasted malt/burnt caramel, some alcohol and a touch of hops. Taste carries some of the caramel/malt aroma with it. I get a little bit of a roasted malt taste as well. I think it could use a bit more body to it, it seems a little watery. Finish carries more of a pronounced roastedness to it.


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