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:
#36,033
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
769
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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18
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Ratings: 769 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of JTSbeerislife
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, purchased at the brewery 9/2011, bottle 6/2011, well stored under temperature controlled conditions.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass (snifter)

Pours a nice thick one finger head, which reduces to a thin head, better than some, nice lace.
Deep blackish amber color, opaque, light tan head.

The aroma is one of rich, sweet, candied malt, like American caramel, hard to describe.

Delicious entry on the palate of semi-sweet malt, caramel, ale yeast, silky full mouth feel, and great carbonation that is just lively enough to give balance to this ale.

Good finish of caramel flavors, malt and ale yeast.

OK so it’s not one of the heavy hitters. Still there is a lot to like about this ale. Good flavors balanced by a nice crispness and good carbonation. Very drinkable.
Though it is not on the label this is very Scotch Ale in style.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

awesome awesome beer. the flagship from lake placid now widely reknowned as da bomb! pours dark brown with a great thick tan head, smells like english malts and alcohol. taste is very english in nature as well, definitely an ale. more happening than a standard brown ale, but with a similar base. notes of tobacco and brown sugar are present as well. the thing that makes it interesting is its complexity and uncanny drinkability for its abv. it is very strong beer, and while full bodied, it isnt mean and nasty in the gut. a six pack will get you shitfaced long before it fills you up, and its a very heavy buzz from this one. i like to drink it year round, but the fall is most appropriate. also delicious in a bottle and ultimate on tap at their brewery with some of the parmesean chicken wings!!!

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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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%

Photo of Ablackbrew
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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Ubu Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 769 ratings