Ubu Ale | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

Ubu AleUbu Ale
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Ubu AleUbu Ale

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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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Phelps
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a schooner pint.

Thick, opaque mahogany like syrup, though clearer at the edges. Half a finger of dense, sandy tan foam sticks to the walls in thick, fuzzy layers and settles into a broad top layer that goes nowhere.

Lots of toffee in the nose, nicely deep and sweet. Bread pudding, plum, a little vanilla. Some earthy English yeast, a little honey-like oxidation, and a bit of rum-like cane sugar.

In the flavor, the earthy hops are much bigger. Bitterness rises to match the malt, and actually overpowers it a little bit. There’s the same toffee/plum/rum sweetness, but it’s a little muted. The honey oxidation is here in bigger force, however.

Sugary medium body with very high, prickly carbonation. The bubbles get a little painful at times. A bit of silky fizz breaks out as it moves. Alcohol is a suggestion of heat in the nose.

Not bad. Judging by the bit of oxidation I taste, this may be an old bottle. But the beer below is still quality. Tasty English strong ale stuff.

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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mjtiernan for the chance to taste this one- a new beer I have not heard of yet. Poured from bottle into DFH Snifter. Pours a pretty dark brown/black color, thick off white head sits on top and stays for awhile. Nice looking brew. Smell- raisins, prunes, brown sugar, dark cherries. Taste- raisins, prunes, brown sugar. Matches the nose well. Mouthfeel is super creamy, makes for great drinkability. Nothing too complex here, but this is a nice brew that I would have again.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around 45F.

Pours dark reddish brown with a large creamy light brown head that leaves clumpy lacing and holds a thick cap.

Aroma is cherries, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, some grassy and floral hops. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is cherries, toasted malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some other dark fruit, some sweetness, mild hop bitterness on the finish with only a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, somewhat creamy, a little sticky, good carbonation.

Very tasty American Strong Ale...kind of has some Belgian Strong Ale qualities going on as well.

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Ubu Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 49.9% out of 100 with 754 ratings
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