Ubu Ale | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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84
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753 Ratings
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Ubu AleUbu Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States
ubuale.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by sponberg on 10-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
753
Reviews:
305
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
108
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 753 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of Herze
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FedJack
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CFram
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maltman24
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Pours a rich dark Amber with a creamy head. Aroma is dominated by roasted malts with some earthy hops. Malt is up front in flavor but quickly followed by a nice rounded hop flavor. Great balance to this beer. Creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish.

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Photo of Marc427
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good English style Strong ale very easy on the pallet and overall a high-quality Ale to come out of Lake Placid.

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Photo of BuddyZ
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My second English Strong Alex in two days. Cold weather really helps. The warming feeling is much appreciated. Good mouth feel and smooth taste. It's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Aesop321
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very good overall dark ale. I had it on tap.

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Photo of Cholinger10
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Simon212
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdtoffers
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holden
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep ruby color, nice sustaining small head. Minimal aroma, but rich malty taste. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KWolf
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The new recipe is much better than the original...IMHO.

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Photo of mrpoizun
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice red ale. Nice body, refreshing tang to the malty sweetness (but not too sweet) and just a hint of bitter chocolate. I drank it without food and it really hit the spot.

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Photo of jancona
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice brew. Pours a dark reddish brown with minimal foam and lacing. Smell is molasses and a bit of cola. Taste follows with a touch of sweet apple and bitter chocolate. Medium carb gives it a nice feel. A very enjoyable experience. Went well with a hardy dinner.

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Photo of thefraynetrain
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CHager94
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ubu Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 753 ratings.
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