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Pure UBU | Purity Brewing Co

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Brewed by:
Purity Brewing Co
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnW on 02-28-2007

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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of rinhaak
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of ARoman
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
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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Photo of gutbucket2
3/5  rDev -17.8%
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 Bob6518
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of flyingpig
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of windypete
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fullsweep
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
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

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely burnished bronze body with decent enough off white head
Malty toffee aroma with a bit of wholemeal bread
Slightly sweet slightly rye slightly vinegary flavour with subdued bitter finish
Quite thin tho

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Photo of mcroper
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of Johnq1964
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of craiggoode
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of risenz
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wl0307
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of vinicole
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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 kovfer
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Funky woody cask flavour.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
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 DypsoBubble
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
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 Euroglot
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drummermean
3.65/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hanglow
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captaincoffee
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a reddish hue, small-to-medium head, and some lace. Nose is flowery and herbal...mild but reasonable. Taste has some fruity malt and more of that earthy/herbal quality. All-in-all, it isn't a bad beer, but it isn't really doing much for me either.

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Pure UBU from Purity Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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