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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

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 18
Gots: 29 | 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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Tbn2

New York

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 22:50:16 | More by Tbn2
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Tiernan

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-02-2013 21:22:45 | More by Tiernan
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-08-2011 18:43:11 | More by valkyre65
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stampfler07

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-13-2012 02:18:21 | More by stampfler07
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-23-2013 01:06:57 | More by Sazz9
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-01-2013 00:59:16 | More by BlueMoon10
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gnats

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-09-2014 16:15:14 | More by gnats
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LuckyLyle

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-19-2013 22:18:14 | More by LuckyLyle
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-06-2012 19:53:58 | More by cfalovo97
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-30-2012 19:22:02 | More by beaulabauve
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SicemWT

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-27-2014 01:47:46 | More by SicemWT
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-09-2012 23:26:03 | More by BuffaloBill12
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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-19-2012 02:07:42 | More by Klif
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-11-2012 05:04:09 | More by TexAggie011
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-13-2011 15:38:28 | More by TXhomebrewer
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canders0927

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-12-2012 23:45:58 | More by canders0927
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-25-2012 01:46:56 | More by Texasfan549
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-23-2014 02:13:34 | More by Jcarter1221
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Sinewave

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-01-2012 22:57:07 | More by Sinewave
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-21-2012 23:14:09 | More by Satan70
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Bagman007

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 02:15:48 | More by Bagman007
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2012 20:56:05 | More by cfrances33
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a very clear dark garnet color with very little head. Few bubbles are rising so the head virtually disappears into the beer with only a thin white ring where the beer meets the glass.

Aroma: Some dark caramel or even molasses-like aromatics are coexisting with quite the dose of biscuity malts. There is also a very prominent Chocolate/roasty character that is not Schwarzbier like...but they don't say that it is a Schwarzbier themselves...only calling it a black lager.

Taste: This beer has a hard to classify flavor. It is roasty enough to taste like a watered down porter, yet there isn't enough fruitiness to put it there. The carbonation is really light giving the beer a falsely heavy impression...that it may need as it is really attenuated. The finish is really wet and there is no alcohol noticeable. It has an almost soapy taste late in the finish.

Opinion: This beer is not a Schwarzbier. I don't really know what to call it, so on it's own merit it is quite out of balance for just about everything. The hops were very reserved to showcase the malt, but there was too much Chocolate and/or Carafa malt to give the beer the edge. There was a lot of toastiness going on here, but too much for the base malts. This was probably my least favorite of Rahr's beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2006 01:48:46 | More by SkeeterHawk
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goochpunch

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Houston Flying Saucer.

Dark ruby body that, in the relatively low-lit bar, could be mistaken for black with an off-white, moderately sized, and creamy head. Smells clean with some grain and black malt. Taste is really about the same and fails to really impress. Mouthfeel was of pleasant body, but could've used more carbonation. Kind of got tired of this about 3/4 of the way through the pint.

I might chalk this up to it being from a possibly not-too-fresh keg, or perhaps this is just one of those beers I like better from the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2006 03:46:31 | More by goochpunch
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ndolover

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: up front chocolate, some coffee notes, some burnt malt, coffee persists as it warms

Appearance: tan head dissappears quickly, small and large bubbles

Flavor: Full chocolate, with some burnt malt flavors, clean lager yeast, roast flavors persists

Mouthfeel: thin mouthfeel, low carbonation, no astringency

Overall: This was not indicative of a true German Schwartz beer. However, it is very drinkable...but not to style. I was intrigued by the top beers in Zymurgy mag, but it looks like this was a ballot stuffer. =)

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2010 22:46:47 | More by ndolover
Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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