Ugly Pug Black Lager - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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3.23/5 rDev -10.5%
Very dark brown in the glass. A beige sort of foam and surprisingly nice lacing and pleasantly sudsy as you sip. Interesting aroma of dark malt and cereal.
The dark taste is the main event. There is a bitterish, even sourish burnt flavor. I think there is more of that flavor than warranted by the style, but it's appropriately light bodied, more like a lager. Quite grainy, which is rather pleasant. A touch of malty sweetness that keeps this from getting to dry, but it's on the acidic side. Not one of my favorites.
From the 12 oz bottle bought at Leonard's in Lubbock.
11-23-2012 04:21:26 | More by mactrail
3.2/5 rDev -11.4%
When an ugly pug is on a beer, you must try it.
Appearance - A beautiful dark brown to silky black that has a nice milk chocolate head
Smell - Great hints of coffee, hazelnut, chocolate and some caramel
Taste - The flavor is not nearly as good as the smell unfortunately. The taste is of light coffee and licorice. It seems watered down
Mouthfeel - Where the taste lacks, the mouth feel and smell perk it back up.
Overall - A nice drinker but really lacking the taste I was expecting
09-29-2012 00:01:22 | More by TownDunkel
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
Bottle opened on 9.11.12.
A - Pours a coca-cola brown with a think coke colored light tan head that is gone quickly.
S - Very nutty and roasted malts.
T - Nutty, roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate.
D - Thin body and a mild body.
O - Very light, but nice roasted and nutty flavors.
09-25-2012 05:58:20 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.1/5 rDev +13.6%
Dark (almost opaque) brown with tinges or red that appear in light, light brown head. In true lager fashion, the head disappears quickly though there is a ring. Nose is smoky dark chocolate bitterness with a surprisingly light middle swirl of malt and hint of lager yeast and a light bitter finish. Some medicinal/smoke notes in the aftertaste. Body is very light, one could almost mistake this for a porter were it not for the light body and tinge of lager yeast.
Tastes like a porter made with lager yeast, complex but ultimately light bodied, perhaps a tad bitter. Wish I could get a hold of this one in my neck of the woods, got this sucker from a beer trade.
09-24-2012 23:33:04 | More by VaterRoss
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
On tap at Gordon Street Tavern in Alvin, Texas.
Easy to taste the chocolate and coffee... at least to me.
Not much alcohol taste. Smells good.
This is really easy to drink, especially for a dark beer. I'll have another some time, though it wasn't love at first taste.
09-23-2012 01:40:13 | More by Ford
3.88/5 rDev +7.5%
Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug Black Lager has a thin, beige head, some lacing, and a dark, yet clear, ruby red, bubbly appearance. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up some dark-roasted barley malt and sweetness. The taste is of burnt toast, rich coffee, some chocolate powder, and sweet, dark-roasted malt. Just a touch of hop bitterness presents itself. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Ugly Pug finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, mild, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is good.
08-24-2012 13:59:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.