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UBU Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

568 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our famous English-style Strong Ale, deep garnet red in color, with a smooth, hardy taste and a nice warm feeling to follow.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: sponberg on 10-20-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good lacing with a deep orange brown hue, buttery and fruity aroma is think of malt and mildly estery alcohol.

Musty diacetyl, buttery at first then more must flavour and then a splash of fruitiness. Toasted malt flavour hit in the middle hard. Hop bitterness is right up there to keep things balanced. Quite malty with a bitter sweet finish.

A tasty strong ale, it was a tad hard to get by the musty character but other than that it ended up to be not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2003 18:46:48 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.

Deep, dark, brown/copper beer with a slightly off-white, two finger, tight foam head. Nice retention.

Aroma is nearly non-existent; mostly grainy and powdery, a splash of citrus perhaps ... but my nose is really struggling to even pick that up.

Smooth mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Malt flavour is a bit weak / thin with little sweetness and grain tannins dominating over any distinct malt character. This allows the hops to pull through with a snappy, semi-rind bitterness and coarse feel on the palate. Notes of wood, earth, suggestions of chocolate and chicory and some veggie flavours as the beer warms. Dry grainy finish with husky tannins coating the palate.

Hmm ... not too sure what to think? An English-style Strong Ale at 7% ABV, which you can't even detect, and no real malt character that would suggest such an alcohol content. A bit bland, very mild and uneventful, but regardless, it's quaffable at the moment.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2003 17:50:57 | More by Todd
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A - A rigorous pour yields a 1 finger head that doesn't last too long. Color is a mostly opaque blackish amber. Looks kinda like a coke. Lacing is moderate.

S - Dark smoky malt. Alcohol.

T - Licorice and dark malt up front with a dry bitter finish. Alcohol is certainly evident.

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UBU Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.