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RATINGS: 441   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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4.1
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 This beer came in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was a lovely mix of sweet malts, chocolate and ripe fruit. The flavor was sweet and malty with a light roasty undertone and notes of chocolate brownies and ripe fruits. The mouthfeel was fairly thick and smooth. Very nice!

3.7
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: clear dark brown brew with plus sized frothy , slightly tanned shade. Good lace. Ubu is quiet handsome … 4+
Nose: crisp , clean and very refreshing. Solid blend of leafy , citric hops with malt. Highly aromatic with hint of grapefruit.8-
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied. Straightforward brown ale with solid hop feel to balance. Simple yet with good depth. Slight warmth with well rounded finish. Lake Placid brewery offered pleasant surprise for me today. 14+/20

3.7
mjs (7346) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2009
(Draught) Poured dark brown and almost clear with medium sized and white head. Aroma was of malts and liquorice. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Tasted of malts, liquorice, sweetness, hops, lightly fruity and bitter. Sweet, malty and lightly bitter aftertaste.

3.7
AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Multiple samples @ Empire Brew Fest. Garnet color with huge head and decent foamy retention. Nose of caramel, toffee and light chocolate notes. Flavor is toasted grain, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light dark fruit, mild hop bitterness on the finish with only a hint of alcohol. Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very nice brew.

3.2
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2007
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Smooth drinking brown ale. Malty, slight chocolate. Seemed to be better a couple of years ago though.

2.7
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Bottle pours dark brown, very caramel like in its hues, small white film of a head, fairly attractive lacing, with light carbonation.   Slight roasty, light chocolate malt like aroma.   A bit of alcohol and maple flavored bacon as well.   Some hops, some malts, slightly chalky on zee tongue.   Light body, somewhat thin mouthfeel.   Finishes with a bland bitterness, slightly malty.   This one doesn’t fit the bill as an English Strong Ale.   Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade!


3.3
HogTownHarry (6834) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured dark clear mahogany with a small off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, tart berry fruit and a hint of mustiness. Fair hit of alcohol off the top, then the sweet light roast malt enters, balanced by fruit, average somewhat bitter linger. Very pleasant - average body, a little flat but I guess that’s the style.

3.7
Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Dark reddish black color. First description: Wow. Full of licorice and brown sugar, with an almost corn syrupy backdrop. But it’s thick like oil almost and definitely strong. (#5821, 10/10/2014)

3.3
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2004 bottle, a bit of age behind it. Dark mahogany-ruby-brown. Big, yellow-tan head, quite lasting. Sediment in the bottom of the bottle, unpasteurised as well. Looking at my notes, this beer was quite the wild ride. It begins with a floral hops aroma, with some light mocha in the background. Light roast, anise and a strong black malt influence, or deeply kilned chocolate malt, that might be a bit too overdone. Flavor begins with lovely roasted pork, coffee, smoke, floral/minty hops. Mint sauce with lamb, toasted almonds and bitterness to finish. It seems to be going wonderfully, but then the notes take a turn and suggest that it has too bitter, earthy hops, rooty bitterness, celery stalks, ginger-like spiciness. Hops take over as it warms.

3.4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours into pint glass with an average head, fizzy and off-white. Body is clear and brownish ruby colored. Aroma is pleasing with some floral hop notes. The flavor is good malty with a decent hop finish. Largest problem is the mouthfeel for me, kind of fizzy and thin. Surprised to learn this is 7%, wouldn’t have guessed over 5%. In all a decent beer but isn’t something to expend alot of effort to track down.


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