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Ugly Pug Black Lager - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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372 Ratings
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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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Moose44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-28-2012 13:52:27 | More by Moose44
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.11.12.
Thanks johnsaulrubio

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 05:58:20 | More by HuskyinPDX
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 23:33:04 | More by VaterRoss
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tubeyes

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-24-2012 00:17:32 | More by tubeyes
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GMB

Japan

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

09-23-2012 04:05:52 | More by GMB
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Ford

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 01:40:13 | More by Ford
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KZE80

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-18-2012 19:35:33 | More by KZE80
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ReyG006

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

09-17-2012 13:11:44 | More by ReyG006
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buzzed

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-16-2012 03:04:16 | More by buzzed
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-08-2012 20:22:20 | More by Mortarforker
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batt6343

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

08-31-2012 05:39:26 | More by batt6343
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 13:59:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
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scm2787

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-22-2012 01:56:03 | More by scm2787
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Stixjr

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2012 23:54:24 | More by Stixjr
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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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bigwillystyle


4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-28-2012 22:57:55 | More by bigwillystyle
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dustyonbass


3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-27-2012 06:32:56 | More by dustyonbass
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kobeer

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-23-2012 21:06:44 | More by kobeer
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precella


4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-21-2012 04:28:59 | More by precella
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very dark beer. I drank this from the bottle so I couldn't measure the head. The smell was very hoppy with a kind of a pilsner smell. Tasting it the smells changed. Hoppy turned into black ale and pilsner turned into hefeweizen. A bit of a strong aftertaste, but it is to be expected from a dark beer. Over all an enjoyable experience. I look forward to trying more of Rhar & Sons products.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 21:39:01 | More by klmcmachen
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2012 21:16:03 | More by ScubaSteve00
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2012 01:06:51 | More by ms11781
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours deep, but still slightly transluscent, dark brown with a biege head that dissipates slowly. There's a nice, finger length head left atop the beer. The aroma is of slightly sweet and dark malt that almost smells charred from the smokiness. The taste is dominated by the slightly smoky dark malt that is slightly sweet in the background. The hop presence is minimal, so the malt gets to shine with this beer. The body is light with adequate carbonation. The finish is clean. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 20:29:50 | More by acevenom
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ugly Pug Black Lager is a dark brown- colored brew with a light tan head of foam that is creamy with tightly packed bubbles. The nose on this beer is one of lightly roasted malts, a touch of mocha, and a small amount of smoke.

Tasting this beer doesn’t reveal any great surprises. The flavor of the beer is right in line with the typical black lager, with tastes of roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, toffee, and lingering maltiness. Some earthy notes and a slight bitterness round out the taste before the beer returns to the flavor of sweet, lightly roasted malt.

Ugly Pug has a lighter body than average, but it does manage to assert itself with its malty, creamy body. It makes a good Schwarzbier session brew and its easy- going nature makes it a good choice for newbies to the style. It would be even better with a slightly heavier, chewier body but it is definitely a respectable effort in its own right and certainly a beer worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:10:01 | More by BryanCarey
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koenc


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2012 00:06:45 | More by koenc
Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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