Ubu Ale | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
752 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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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:
752
Reviews:
305
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
108
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 752 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of codywood9373
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Scotchnspeed3
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slsalta
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A mellow version of a true English Strong Ale. Nevertheless a nice respite from the many boring other beers on tap in this Adirondack pub. Smooth as advertised with a clean finish. Could use a stronger kick.

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Photo of hozersr
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryften
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful clear, dark amber color with garnet highlights and a light tan head. Aroma of brown bread, molasses, toffee, and hints of spicy, and herbal hops. Taste is mostly sweet but not overly so and very much like liquid bread with light herbal notes and a touch sweet in the finish. So easy to drink and paired excellent with salty pretzels.

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

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

Photo of TigerSoul
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can't understand why such a low overall rating for this beer. I've had it twice over the last few weeks, the first time about 20 minutes from where it is brewed in the Adirondack Mountains. Both times, out of the 12 oz bottle. Beautiful color, creamy, dense head and nice malty body with subtle hoppy finish. Sit, Ubu, sit. Good dog.

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Photo of bdaggett
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

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

Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light and relatively drinkable for its strength, but bland and cloyingly drenched in burnt caramel by the end of the glass. Not something I would drink again.

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Photo of NickySop
2.35/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of pimanac
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, vibrant, brown coloring with a filmy, low profile, sparse, off-white head. Aromas of nutty sweetness, cream highlights, and hints of chocolate and caramel. Flavors are very sweet forward, with nut and toffee, chocolate and caramel, cream highlights, and a solid roasted overtone. The body is smooth and light, with a crisp, slightly dry end feel. The aftertaste is roasted and nutty, and that blend lingers through the finish, too.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rclangk
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ubu Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 752 ratings.
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