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Ugly Pug Black Lager - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Ugly Pug Black LagerUgly Pug Black Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

372 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 18
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 12-18-2004)
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Reviews by xymyl:
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xymyl

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is tan head atop a dark mahogany beer with copper highlights. Head is dense but fragile and falls to a film of very small bubbles in short order leaving some lace around the glass.

Smell is clean malt and smoke with a lightly floral background and a slight milky smell.

Taste has less boldness the nose leads one to expect, but there are many hidden dimensions of toast and caramel that are very enjoyable. There is also a very faint black licorice note in the finish.

Overall: This is a very good example of a Schwarzbier and I can't find anything to complain about with it. But I would love to try the exact same recipe with a slightly higher malt bill.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 23:21:41 | More by xymyl
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The nose is ok with a sweet smoky malt that has some coffee notes.

The taste is adequate and a decent drinkable beer. There is a medium fruity malt that tend more towards dry than sweet with some chocolate, coffee and mild hopping.

The moutfeel is a bit on the watery side but also acceptable.

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Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.