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The Pugilist - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Pugilist
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BA SCORE
85
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RaulMondesi on 04-22-2013)
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Photo of Sumo_Steve
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at an Irish-ish pub, seemed appropriate. I am not one to seek out a dry Irish stout, but I can appreciate a beer on its merits and will do so here.
This beer pours a dark brown color with thin off white head. The aroma was subdued as is typical of the style, but absolutely delicious. The first sip was very mild, the beer was served too cold but it was right next to the Coors light tap so what are you going to do. About halfway down the beer reached a nice temp and opened up nicely. Light bodied, it had a nice roasty flavor with chocolatey notes and just a hint of coffee. It was dry, but not as dry as other Irish stouts I have tried. For the style I felt it was very flavorful, and a very well done example of the style. Well worth a taste if you enjoy the dry Irish stout.

Sumo_Steve, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Kais, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ralphw56, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

JDJTEXAS, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

GoPickItUpBro, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Pecan, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

funkel81, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of KevT
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer at Societe on a recent trip to San Diego. The ABV was listed as 5.2% on the board. The beer was very dark brown to black in color with a thin white-ish head. Aroma was loaded with roasted malt and chocolate. Black patent malt and roasted flavors from beginning to end with a nice dry finish. I also drank Guinness at the brewery when I was in Dublin and would say The Pugulist is a better example of an irish dry stout.

KevT, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

SocalKicks, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ste5venla, May 08, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Black throughout. Thin, light brown head. Standard. Pretty.

Roasted malt and a bit of coffee in the aroma. Not very expressive, but expected for the style.

Earthy and roasted malt, just a bit of coffee and sweetness, and a little chocolate. Very dry. Moderate bitterness.

Thinner in body with moderate carbonation.

Good example of a fairly boring style.

ehammond1, May 06, 2013
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Raul could sip on this thang. Irish dry stout like good - not like the lil floozy that I met in Dublin "good," but hey, when in Europe...

Pretty good. I don't think that this style could be heavenly, but it's aite like organic Cheddar Bunnies. (Read the labels, my children.)

RaulMondesi, Apr 22, 2013
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The Pugilist from Societe Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.