Ubu Ale | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States
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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
Ranking:
#35,359
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
764
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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Ratings: 764 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of Scout11
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I personally am a big fan of this beer.
This is my go too beer when I want something with good quality taste as well as a good price.

This particular batch was bought at the local grociery store in a six pack. I have also had this on tap, personally I didn't notice a big difference.

It pours a nice dark "garnet" as they describe it. The head is decent, the carbonation lasted through the time.
The smell is very malt heavy, but not overpowering.

Nothing is really overpowering about this beer which makes it easy to drink. And I often find myself drinking it faster than I'd like to.
Lake Placid does a really nice job with this beer, like I said, great for its price range, and just the right amount of malt and flavor.

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Photo of Thunderchief
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites, rich malty taste with a bit of hops in the back ground. Nutty,toffee caramel taste and a rich creamy feel on the tongue. Lake Placid is one of my favs and this beer a go to when i feel like drinking a six and catching a nice buzz...

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Redrover
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one tap at the Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester. They always have some new beers to try.

The beer was served in an Imperial Pint style glass and it dark brown with a dark tan head

It had a nose of dark fruit, brown sugar and toasted malts.

The taste is of gently roasted malts, raisins, a bit of brown sugar and something a bit sour. There is a slight hop bite to finish.

The mouth has low carbonation and mid-level heft.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bs870621345
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mchalups for bring me this bottle.

Pours a hazy brown amber color with a good inch of head and nice lacing.

Smells of pine and herbal hops and a burnt caramel and raisin.

Taste is straight forward blast of malts and hops. Really no progression until the end where it finishes pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is full and nicely carbonated.

Overall, it's good. Nothing to write home about, but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of FosterJM
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

947th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Thanks to @mjtiernan for this one

App- Brown, Amber, Crimson. A quite a different color in this glass. A nice 1 finger head with a lot of good lace. Not the prettiest beer but a good amount of color and cling.

Smell- This had some weird aromatics to it. A bit malty, coffee, toaty and rauchbier. A bit smoky as well. A bit of a catch all aromatic but still better than most.

Taste- Very English malt driven. A little bit of a peppery malt and a little bit of a damp sweetness. A touch of a wheat flavor or grain if you will. The first flavors come with the malt and then a bit of that peppery dampness. A unique flavor catch all but nice. Well hidden 7%. A bit more unique as some of the ASA I have had.

Mouth- A light/medium watery body with a bit of a medium carbonation. A bit of a malty peppery and thin.

Drink- Not a huge beer by any means. Has a good profile but has a more English layering effect. A bit thin in parts but still tasty. Don't know if I would have this again with Stone Arrogant in my back yard.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A dark chestnut-colored beer with a quickly falling head. Nice sheets of lace but they're not very clingy..so-so appearance.

Aromas dominated by roasted malt with dark fruit and booziness behind it. The taste is very malt forward, with a little hoppy bitterness and some booze in the finish. Hints of dark fruits as well.

Lively carbonation, with a long and boozy finish that lingers. Almost a little too fizzy. Ubu reminds me of a run-of-the-mill BSDA a bit.

Had this on tap at the brewery and liked it more; the mouthfeel was smoother and a bit creamier and the booze was tamed a bit. I understand the bottles are contract brewed and are not done nearly as well as the brewery does it in smaller batches. Eh, probably wouldn't order or buy this one again. Not particularly outstanding.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Anderson Valley snifter. Thanks for the extra, biga7346.

A: Pours a very dark woody brown with a huge, soft and fluffy, light tan head that took forever to fade into a thick film. Great rings of lacing were left down the side of the glass.
S: Sweet notes of berries, raisins, vinous grapes/red wine, wood and earth.
T: Strong flavors of peat, earth, wood, bitter tea leaves and apple juice as well as a hint of lightly sweet caramel malt, and dark fruits in the finish. The aftertaste is leathery and sweet.
M: Abundant carbonation creates a fizzy mouthfeel, but after I swirled this beer for a while and burned some of the excess carb off it was a lot better. The body is still a bit thin for the flavor though, and the mouthfeel wasn’t very enjoyable.
O: The flavor of this beer wasn’t the best, and the mouthfeel could use some work, but overall this wasn’t as terrible as some people make it sound. I would certainly drink this over a large variety of other similar tasting beers out there. Thanks again for giving me the chance to try it, Austen.

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Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery in the Adirondacks and it was excellent. $3.50/pint. Poured a dark mahogany with an inch off-white foamy head leaving a consistent amount of lacing along the glass. Smell was sweet and malty. Taste was also sweet, slightly bitter, with a good amount of carbonation. for the 7.00% abv, this was an exceptionally easy beer to drink. thumbs up.

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Ubu Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 764 ratings