Pure UBU definitely looks like my kind of ale: a deep amber, molten toffee coloured ale with a very very tight thick beige head. That's what I call a perfect looking pint.
There's quite a lot going on in the unusual aroma; I could smell hops and malt at first then hints of sweet spice, ginger and fruity banana. It smells very fresh and appetising so I couldn't wait to dive in for a taste. My first impression is that it's reminiscent of a proper old fashioned bitter; quite light in flavour initially followed by the most intense metallic kick. I do prefer metallic over citrus bitterness but this was a little too heavy metal for me.
It's quite thin bodied with medium carbonation but the head is amazing. It's very thick and doesn't seem to lose a millimetre of it's height whilst still managing to thickly lace the glass.
Pure UBU is a decent amber ale that will appeal to bitter fans who like their bitter to taste of copper coins rather than lemon squeezy washing up liquid.
Brewed by Purity Brewing, Warwickshire
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