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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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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 19
Gots: 47 | 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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Photo of jale
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%

A: Pours a clear brown with a finger of light brown head.

S: Light roasted malt. Chocolate and light coffee.

T: Smokey toasted malt with a hint of chocolate and slight coffee. Small amount of hop bitterness finish.

M: Light body with good carbonation.

O: A tad thin for me.

jale, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of teg8612
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%

Though a Black Lager, color is more deep brown. Pours nice with nice head. Head dies down quickly though and carbonation is light. Smell is of coffee and toffee. Mouthful is light. Malty taste with those same roasted qualities of coffee and herbs but not real strong though and body is light. Easy drinking but only partially satisfying.

teg8612, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of Tbn2
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%

Poured from bottle to beer mug.

Pours jet black with an off white head that retreats to the ring of the glass and then disappears.

Smells is mostly coffee and burnt sugar. There is a little off smell there though. Perhaps from fermentation a touch too warm.

Taste is decent. The hops flavor is pretty good and the coffee and earthy flavors at the end are a nice touch. The hops have a good earthy feel and taste, but there taste like some off flavors from the fermentation.

I was hoping for a better brew here. A little disapointing though.

Tbn2, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Tiernan, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

stampfler07, Jun 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Sazz9, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

BlueMoon10, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

gnats, Jan 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

LuckyLyle, Jun 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

TejasMtnBiker, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

beaulabauve, Apr 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

SicemWT, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

BuffaloBill12, Jan 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Klif, Jun 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

canders0927, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Texasfan549, Apr 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Jcarter1221, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Satan70, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Bagman007
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Very dark black, brown coloring with a couple finger width's of head.

S- Somewhat hoppy scent initially, but then it becomes a strong chocolate/caramel scent.

T- Predominantly a chocolate/caramel taste with a slightly dry finish.

M- Hoppy feel, but somewhat creamy as well.

D- Fairly drinkable, can probably have two to three of these in a sitting.

Overall a pretty solid beer. Not a huge fan of this style, but I kinda like this beer.

Bagman007, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of cfrances33
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%

Served on tap at random Dallas bar in a shaker pint.

Pour: Dark brown with a two finger tan head. Sticks around for a while.

Smell: Roasted malts and smoke and that pretty much about it.

Taste: Yup follows the nose to a T. Pretty simple.

Mouthfeel: Creamy but very drinkable. Again pretty simple.

Overall: Got this as an alternative to the BMC on tap, and it was clearly better than those offerings, but again - only got it because it was all I could, and would only get again in the same situation.

cfrances33, Jul 29, 2012
Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.