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Ugly Pug Black Lager - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 24
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 12-18-2004

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Ratings: 428 | Reviews: 166
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.82/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review is optional but now it is telling me I have to write one. Well my husband and I are Guinness fans and this reminds me of that beer but little bit lighter.

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3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
2.89/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ERMAHGERD
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark red color. Aroma if clean with hints of roasted malts. Flavor is mild and smooth with roasted malt and hints of chocolate, isn't overpowered by the roasted malt like most dark (almost black) beers are. The body is on the light, but not watery, and is oddly refreshing. Overall an amazing beer, and I was extremely shocked. Usually I tend to like my lagers on the lighter side (pilsners, helles lagers).

Photo of Premo88
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: dark ruby red up to light, looks dark brown/black with no light; small head of beige/tan foam, maybe 1/2 inch tops, no stick and no major lacing, collar is nice but not huge. color and clarity are fantastic.

S: toasted, roasted wood ... some coffee, maybe dark chocolate, but burnt wood is the key note

T: toasted wood ... sweet, too ... the malt taste here is not burnt but close, very well-toasted and lots of woody oak taste; baker;s chocolate in the aftertaste

F: looks and pours just a bit flat (a Rahr's thing across most of their beers), but it feels strong and good, plenty of carbonation, nice lightweight crispness

O: it's full of toasted-malt flavor with a ton of sweetness, and the oak-wood/baker's chocolate aftertaste is very nice ... the sweet knocks down the bitterness a bunch, which makes for a pretty taste, easy-to-handle brew. a beer I'll definitely grab again.

Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At Salt Lick BBQ. Bottle is Julian dated (01615) Jan 16, 2015.

Color is black initially and dark reddish brown in the light. Thin layer of khaki foam that parts after the first couple sips. Aroma is mild with a light amount of roast. Taste is lightly bitter and roasty, feels mildly astringent. Dry with zero sweetness, vague carob and ash. Light dry roast lingers in the aftertaste. Overall it's lightness is an asset when paired with heavier food like BBQ.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good black lager. I enjoyed this beer

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klub24
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twb0392
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danlib21
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, one of if not the best black lager I have had.

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2.48/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +17.5%

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Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.