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


on tap

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (876) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Cask at The Green Man Kenilworth (Ember Inns) Poured clear chestnut, off white head. Nose is malt, nutty, yeast. Taste is bitter nuts malts toffee and caramel hints. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perpignan73 (37) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle chilled and poured at home. Clear amber with lasting, creamy white head; nose of malts, caramel, fruit, grass; zingy light bitterness on the toungue, giving way to fruits possibly orange with a sweetish caramel finish. Has a great balance bewteen caramel and punchy fruit flavours, which many red/amber ales fail to achieve. At the time of review only 5am Saint is a better representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6701) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral hoppy aroma, slightly nuttily, mellow malty background. Taste is floral and slightly fruity hoppy, minimally doughy malty, a touch of gooseberry and red berries, unripe peach; dry hoppy finish, almost lively, but fine and gentle carbonation. Very nice..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (140) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber with a small amount of soapy white head and some thin lacing. Lots of visible carb; small bubbles. Aroma is subdued but sweet and fruity with light caramel malts and a slight hoppy, citrus edge. Taste is moderate-to-strongly malty with lots of wholemeal bread, strong, lingering honey, orange, and dark fruits, again with a slight citrus hoppy edge. Sweet but not too sweet. Finish is unexpectedly long with honey and mild bitterness on the back and sides of the throat. Body is medium, texture is sticky but not too cloying, carbonation is medium. Solid, well-balanced, flavoursome stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (172) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Amber and thin head. A little hoppier than I was expecting, but its mostly bitter without the flavor of the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
(Cask at Gallows Bird Real Ale Tribute to Shakespeare, 20160903) The beer poured light brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had toffee, milk chocolate and floralness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, caramel, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. A good but too sweet brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5908) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Colour is cloudy dark orange with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, chocolate?, dryness, dry fruits and malts. Pretty strange bitter but strong flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
malushky (104) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 Cask at Red Lion (Leytonstone). Clear dark amber with small, short-lived white head. Not pleasant aroma, mostly yeast. Taste of grain and yeast. Low bitterness, dry. Nothing special, definitely not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (662) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with a one finger white head. Aroma: malt, caramel, citrus fruity hops. Taste: citrus fruit, peach, sweet caramel malt, light bitterness, finish wasnt that bitter either. Medium body, oily texture. Bitters arent usually my thing but I liked this one, though it felt more like a golden ale to be honest. Either way, a good, drinkable beer, albeit nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
catinnaflat (11) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose. Beautiful deep brown/red beer, clear, small, tight off white head. Not much of an aroma, light malt/caramel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking archetypal bitter, malt, slight toffee, slight fruit. Ends up being much more than the sum of its parts and really rather good.

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