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Pure UBU - Purity Brewing Co

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BA SCORE
84
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnW on 02-28-2007)
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Bob6518, Yesterday at 04:58 PM
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3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

PaleAndBitter, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Drummermean
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

Drummermean, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

stephenlee, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Mr_Leeward
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Mr_Leeward, May 15, 2014
Photo of gutbucket2
3/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

gutbucket2, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Johnq1964, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

WoodBrew, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Darkish red to amber colour with a pinky sized, bubbly white head that leaves some lacing on the glass and is a clear beer.

Light but noticeable hops with a light citrus aroma and some background fruit. The smell is mild but not hard to detect.

A good hop flavour with lots of fruit backing it up to begin with. There is some citrus and a few bewrries alon with a light bitter tasting finish.

Smooth with a fruity feel and a light to medium mouthfeel. There is a light touch of bitter at thee end as well.

A nice aroma from this one with a good taste that is mainly fruity and hoppy making this one almost more of an amber ale than a bitter. A solid beer and one that I would have again.

flyingpig, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

craiggoode, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mnixon86, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of wl0307
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 26/04/2013, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: dark amber, clear, very tight off-white froth stays on top, plus quiet carbonation.
S: a light whiff of sweet lemony aroma comes with pale malts’ delicate sweetness, sweet tea, and boiled yum’s sweetness likely as a result of pasteurisation, slightly one-dimensional all in all but pleasant enough.
T: a quite fizzy swallow of nice chewy sweet maltiness with a touch of, again, yum paste precedes a lengthy bitter and dry aftertaste of fruity hops with a dry-ish touch as if rendered by roast malts (though the beer label specifies only Maris Otter malts are used). If Cascade hops are used as indicated by the beer label, they at best lend a delicate lemony aroma in the blend, while Challenger hops somehow provide more influence as far as my palate is concerned.
M&D: nicely carbonated, refreshing and coming with a decent medium body, this amber ale is a tremendously thirst-quenching session-type Bitter. Would love to try the cask-conditioned version and see how good the real “live” beer could be.

wl0307, Jun 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

rinhaak, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of rudolphjacksonm
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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

rudolphjacksonm, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear copper with a medium large tan head. Dissipation leaves some lacings.

S: Slightly roasted caramell malt, somewhat sweet. Buttery notes. Floral, fruity hops; oranges and red apples dominates, but some pear is also noticable.

T: Very like the smell, the buttery notes are very strong. The fruits are rich. Lots of bitter hops.

M: Long aftertaste, mostly bitter. Body is medium to full while carbonation is mild. Buttery and creamy smooth.

O: A nice English Bitter with a nice mix between butter and fruit.

Evil_Pidde, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

StJamesGate, Jul 20, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Handpump halfpint at the Volunteer.

A: Clear, dark amber body with half an inch of creamy off-white head. Excellent lace. Very attractive.

S: A little muted, but clearly hoppy - good interplay of grapefruit and floral notes, with pale malt solidly behind it all. Good, but not special.

T: Lovely grapefruit hops jump out, and are well tamed by a wall of caramel malt sweetness. Great balance on the long, smooth finish.

M: Eminently smooth, with low carbonation even for a cask ale. I like it.

O: Solid beer. I'm loving the balance between Cascade hops and English malt. I'm looking forward to trying more Purity beers.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of Clembo1957
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Clembo1957, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of mcroper
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've had this both from bottle and on tap, both tasted similar.

Appearance: Light brown/Verging on orange, Poured with a clean white head

Smell: Pleasant aroma, not strong. Definite hop smell

Taste: The hops come into play quite a lot with this drink, a tiny bit bitter. Tastes like a pale ale.

Feel: Quite carbonated, not thick or heavy, very smooth

Drinkability: My first taste of a Purity ale, very nice tasting and I'd definitely get this again.

mcroper, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of yankiac
4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

yankiac, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of fullsweep
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: rich, foamy whiteish head sitting atop a light brown beer, lots of clarity, lots of lacing

S: sour and interesting, a beautiful fermented nose

T: tastes much more like a pale ale or an English IPA (or even American for that matter) than a bitter, ironically because it's quite bitter.

M: lots of carbonation, light body, relatively refreshing

D: the extra bitterness cuts down on the drinkability IMO, otherwise a decent beer

fullsweep, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of mike130
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

mike130, Mar 06, 2010
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Pure UBU from Purity Brewing Co
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