Ubu Ale | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

Ubu AleUbu Ale
BA SCORE
3.66/5
756 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#32,708
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
756
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
109
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 756 |  Reviews: 307
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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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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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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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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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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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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im visiting my brother up here in Lake Placid, so of course I need to try some local beer.

The color of the beer is nothing to brag about, however we are up un the Adirondacks...so the fact that its dark brown (almost mahogany) does seem Mountain-like! I thought that type of look seemed fitting. Its smell reminds me of any typical dark ale I have had in the past.

It has a dark, yet smooth taste and feel to it. It goes down real easy. It leaves you with a pleasant after-taste that left my mouth watering. It was definitely the local kind of taste I had been anticipating. I will definitely order it again when I see my brother.

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown, almost mahogany and sort of red. Smallish, light tan head. Some pretty fair lace.

S: Malty, sweet, & estery. Not much distint character to the malts. Hint of non-distinct hops. Faint hint of alcohol. Fairly shy nose.

T: More malt character here – toffee, bread crust, burnt sugars, some darker roast, and some super faint chocolate. Blackstrap molasses with a hint of bitter to the sweetness. Balancing hops in the background. Unfortunately it is very noticeably oxidized. Was not as cardboardy at the pub – it was fuller, sweeter, & richer.

M: Just over medium body with CO2 closer to an English type level. Some dextrins to chew, but not much sugary tack. Finish is dry from dark roast malts and background hops.

D: Second sixer of oxidized beer from this brewery. Oxidized in the bottle, but not at the brewery - Grrr….. As is, it still has some really good bits – but oxidation is too distracting.

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3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a dark brown with a light tan head about a fingerwidths, with average retention
S-sweet malt with some roasted characteristics and slightly floral hop aroma
T-sweet malt and molasses with medium hop bitterness
M-medium to medium full body with medium carbonation
O- not a bad beer but doesn't have the complexity it should for the style.

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

A fairly clear, reddish-brown beer with a rocky, long-lasting, off-white head. Subtle hops aroma with malt and chocolate. Smooth, rich, roasted taste. Nicely balanced, not tilted toward malt or hops. Great mouthfeel.

Overall, very enjoyable. The big range of scores here seems to indicate it isn't consistent, though. Too bad.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark brown with light brown rings around the bottom and top. 1/2 inch mocha colored head with ok retentino

Smell: The scent is a tad bit muted with notes of milk chocolate coffee and some floral hops. It is however a decent aroma for being muted

Taste: Starts of with a lot of chocolate malt and finishes with a nice roastyness and some coffee notes. The flavors are there but not overpowering and could be better

Mouthfeel: Is a bit thinner than medium and low carbonation and just a bit sticky

Overall: A decent little brew definitely worth a try

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2.29/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very nice dark brown, rich, creamy brown head...long-lasting with delicate lacing. Very beautiful in the glass. Aroma is sweet, caramel with hints of dark chocolate. Then things begin to go poorly...the beer's taste is malty yet overwhelmingly dominated by roasty and strange molasses flavors that don't mesh well. Overcarbonated, with a sharp, stinging carbonation.

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4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours brownish with ruby hig lights. It has a tall dense head leaving fine sticky lacing.
Well carbonated too.

Aroma is strong of rich malts and some molasses.
There is also a toffee sweetness too.

Taste is of complex malts with good character.
Some roasted malts come through as well as wood and leather and a finish similar to licorise.

This beer has a medium feel with a bitter and slight alcohol warming.

I was pleasently surprized with this beer. I was expecting something like an amber ale, but this style took me back a bit.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is dominated by malts, a touch of yeast. Taste is malts up front, some hops, just a touch of alcohol. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Ubu Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 756 ratings
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