UBU Ale | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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

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

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Ratings: 750 |  Reviews: 304
Photo of jsanford
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber-red with a creamy off-white head that settles to a thin haze and ring. Malty aromas of toasted grain, caramel, toffee, and fruity yeast. More caramel and toffee flavors, but not a ton of unique character in this one. Just tastes like a generic malt-forward...beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and drinkable, with a medium body and good carbonation. Decent enough beer overall. Doesn't re-invent the wheel.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., on July 5, 2012. Bottle into pint glass. Two fingers of head. Reddish, brown, garnet color. Foamy gray lacing with decent foamy retention.

Smelled malty, nutty, roasty, caramel, toffee and light chocolate ice cream. Reminded me slightly of a Mud Slide.

Tasted nutty malts, Mud Slide, big alcohol finish, Russian Imperial Stout like, chocolate shake.

Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.

Not as good as I remember it, but still an OK beer. Heavy and rich, but worth the risk of trying it.

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Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of DWolf
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ShadyJay
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mitch3114
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of alexrusso
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of casualfan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of horshack7
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: A very dark brown to being very near black with a head that is light beige and around one finger thick.

Aroma: Dark fruits, wisps of grape, bready malts with a touch of caramel. Hops are on the citrus end but not very much.

Taste: A liitle bit on the sweet side but not too bready. Light citrus notes, caramel malts that are roasted dark. There is a twinge of grape in the back end. As for the mouthfeel it's smooth but it has a bready bite.

Notes: Not as strong as I thought is might be but still decently drinkable. Cheers.

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Photo of ccozzi
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of VariableStar
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep ruby-copper with a 1 finger off white head. Real small amount of visible carbonation. Sediment floating in the body.

S: First I get some roasted chocolate malts with a backing of sweet carmel and molasses.

T: Fairly malt forward. Chocolatey taste with roasted malt. Slightly bitter at the end.

M: Pretty smooth and creamy, mild to light carbonation. Has a fairly full body that remains drinkable.

Overall a beer I enjoy again and again. Would recommend to anyone, especially those who enjoy a good porter.

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Photo of Jumski
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of chrisdexter
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear reddish brown with a thin head and lastin fine lace. It's aroma is of dark fruit with a hint of molasses. The flavor leads with coffee with dark cherry and plum notes. The coffee fades and chocolate covered cherry comes through as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium and there is a pleasant warmth in the finish. Lake Placid Ubu Ale is a good beer, recommended.

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Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of larryi86
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler was a gift from a coworker for watching her classes when she was at Lake Placid, thanks!
Growler is probably 2-4 days old, still has good carbonation

A- A brown with a ruby red tint and a one finger light tan head.

S- Cherries, toffee, dark fruit, hint of brown sugar, some roasted malts, hint of vanilla.

T- Less cherry and dark fruits than the nose, toffee and caramel malts come out more, nice roasted malts with a hint of vanilla in the finish.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- Overall a solid beer that I am happy I have more of. Definitely would like to try more Lake Placid beers.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: deep ruby/brown body, finger tan head,
ok lacing

S: cherries, raisins, sweet malt

T: sweet ripe fruit, big malt, smooth bready finish

M: med body, smooth mouth

O: Like the brewery, not thrilled
about this beer. Usually LOVE this style,
but did nothing for me.


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Photo of Sailracer
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of MikeConklin
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of spelletier
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

UBU Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 750 ratings.
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