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Pure UBU - Purity Brewing Co

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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 36
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Purity Brewing Co visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnW on 02-28-2007

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 36
Reviews by rudolphjacksonm:
Photo of rudolphjacksonm
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Horse & Jockey in Sutton Coldfield, UK while visiting my lovely girlfriend!

A - Copper color with a thick, creamy, off-white head. Not very much carbonation, which is consistent with the style. TONS of lacing! 4.5

S - Floral hop notes with bready, yeasty sourness. Some phenolic, buttery notes present as well. 3.5

T - Smooth bittersweetness at first. Strong buttery malt taste followed by sappy hop flavor. Flavor at the back is almost mouth-puckering at first. 4.0

M - Almost no carbonation (again, consistent with most English Bitters) and very thick. Syrupy in the middle and coats the back of the tongue in hoppy residue. This beer is not messing around when it comes to mouthfeel. 4.0

O - Luckily this beer is still as good as I remember it being the last time I was in the UK. Pure UBU is a delicious English Bitter that anyone who is a fan of bitters should try. 4.0

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Photo of stephenlee
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2012.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden-amber colour with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that subsides after a minute or two. Aroma of caramel malt with a hint of toffee and a nice dose of aromatic citrus. A faint whiff of diacetyl in the background.

Tastes of caramel malt with a crisp, hoppy bitter finish. Notes of grain, caramel/toffee, aromatic citrus and stewed hops. Dry, stewed bitterness upon swallowing. A hint of diacetyl in the background, but nothing excessive. Mouthfeel is smooth, full-bodied and a little slick. Tingly carbonation, and some astringency. A mild aftertaste of bitter malt.

Nice. A decent modern bitter with a pleasing aromatic hop character. Tasty and easy-drinking. Pick one up if you come across it.

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Photo of JohnW
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale/medium gold colour, with decent head, which lasted fairly well from the sample I had. Aroma is full, gives indication of the malts and Cascade Hops in the brew being well balanced, and inviting a taste. Starts fairly strong flavours, with both the sweeter malts and bitterness of the hops showing almost immediately. Ends with a hint of rich sweetness from the malts, but with the bitterness of the hops too, and no nasty surprises in the finish, a fairly long after taste. This beer is also available in the bottle, but not tried it in that form. This makes a pleasant easy to drink session beer in the UK "bitter" style and I would be more than happy to have it again.

Has been available at some Wetherspoons outlets in Midlands area of UK, and at local pubs and Beer Festivals.

B'ham UK

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is named after the brewery dog, my tasting is from a 500ml brown bottle, best before 24th Mar 2009, drank 25th Feb 2009.

Poured into a vase shaped 'Old Speckled Hen' pint glass.

Bright and clear amber colour with a good firm off-white head on top, this soon turned into a wispy covering.

Good hop aroma, Challenger and Cascade are the two used in the brew.

The hops win in the flavour stakes too, the malt (English Maris Otter) coming into play too. The hops give the beer a very pleasant bitterness, bite and English ale feel.

Impressed, my first bottled beer from this brewery, had some cask stuff before.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint in pub. Adequate head with lots of lacing. Nice amber colour Very hoppy with citrus flavours. Clean taste to it. It's very nice but nothing very special.

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Photo of Drummermean
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of yankiac
4.67/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on cask in London

A - A deep amber with a nice thin lace that holds throughout the entire session

S - More like an American Pale Ale than an English Bitter.

T - Unmistakable presence of Cascade Hops. Perhaps this is the reason why it is reminiscent of an American Ale. The beer is rounded off with caramel malts.

M - Well carbonated with a medium body.

D - A nice session beer.

Very enjoyable beer. I would very much like to come back this beer.

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Photo of vinicole
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Clembo1957
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed by Purity in Warwickshire England and available in both bottle and cask form.

The cask version is the strongest of Purity's 3 regular ales at 4.5% the cask version is a pleasant Amber Beer.

Appearance - Good, a clear Amber Ale
Smell - fine
Taste - not as memorable as the weaker Mad Goose but very drinkable
Feel - very pleasant
Drinkability - Good

Of the 3 Purity Beers i'd opt for Mad Goose but UBU is a pleasant session ale and worth drinking.

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Photo of Mr_Leeward
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of gutbucket2
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle, filtered. appearance: copper/brown, shallow head, clear. smell: toffee/caramel malt, feint citrus hop. taste: as aroma, medium sweetness, light-moderate bitterness. mouthfeel: fairly thin, ample carbonation, short finish. overall: run-of-the-mill english bitter.

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Photo of mike130
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Smith's Lager glass, nice large, creamy head that leaves a bit of lacing and fades slowly. It's an amber/brown color, decent carbonation coming up. Looks good.

Smells like a solid English bitter - a bit of sweet malt and a solid smell of English hops. The taste is much like the smell - a very pleasant, caramel-like maltness up front, followed by some medium hops to balance it out. The carbonation is spot-on, not too fizzy and not too flat, and it's very drinkable. Nothing mindblowing, but a very well balanced, enjoyable brew. Will definitely look for this on cask when I'm out at a pub.

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Photo of windypete
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of risenz
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bob6518
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright light amber with a lumpy steady white head. Light honeyed grain and citrus oil hops on the nose. Flapjacks for malts and oily clementine hops. Leafy finish and mulchy linger. Light to medium, clingy, wheaty smooth.

A light and mild but thin and sour pint of bitter. Cascade is in there, supposedly, but very muted. Be warned, cold kills it more than most. Mad Goose much more my speed.

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Photo of ARoman
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On cask, poured into a nonic. The aroma is very mellow and muted with light notes of citrus and resin. The beer pours an oily, deep caramel colored hue with an off-white, fluffy foam head that retains well and leaves a good, fluffy lace. The taste is a blend of medium sweet and medium light bitter. The texture is oily and slick with a flat, smooth carbonation, and a medium light body. Caramel, nuts, and tangerines compose the flavor profile with a smooth finish with mostly flavors of caramel and orange. The aftertaste is sticky and waxy with a citrus and bread crust quality.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of PartyBear
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear amber colour, with a fluffy, almost pure white head. Small amount of carbonation.

Aroma: Clean hops, and fruity malts.

Taste: The hops provide a bitterness that lasts throughout. There are mildly toasted malts near the start, with a slight fruitiness, possibly melon. Small amount of acidity in the aftertaste from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and flat like a good bitter.

Drinkability: This is the first beer I have had from the Purity Brewery, and I am quite impressed with it. This is well balanced bitter, offering nice flavours and aromas, with a perfectly smooth finish.

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Pure UBU from Purity Brewing Co
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