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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

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 18
Gots: 33 | 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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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-11-2013 07:31:21 | More by BKotch
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-11-2013 03:09:31 | More by brandon911
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-07-2013 22:39:30 | More by rpenterics
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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-27-2013 19:25:44 | More by OgreSanchez
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-26-2013 03:15:42 | More by jkoogler
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Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-21-2013 15:02:35 | More by jordanmckell
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty nice looking beer,, kinda reddish-dark brown in color, fairly clear but still dark enough to where it's hard to see very far through it, with a nice light brown creamy head that lasted a bit and left sheets of lace.

Aroma and flavors are somewhat malty, with a slightly detectable roastiness, but not bitter astringent roasts like a stout, and maybe a touch of bread and dark fruit, Not a lot of hops, but a slight sweetness comes through.

Somewhat brown-ale like overall, but lighter in body, which is more lager-like.and just a little thin.

Overall it's not too far off the mark for the style, although not outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 14:52:55 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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kds2437

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-21-2013 02:54:36 | More by kds2437
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-16-2013 04:26:34 | More by cam12
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2013 13:15:22 | More by SaranacinTexas
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Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours dark brown with a big fluffy light brown head. Head fades slowly with wonderful retention. Solid, heavy walls of lacing left behind.

S: Nice toasted malt, pretzel-like. Creamy milk chocolate mixes in. Surprisingly nice.

T: Mild sweet and creamy chocolate up front. Sweetness runs out into a toasted malt finish with bittersweet chocolate. Dry in the finish - well attenuated.

M: Very smooth, not watery at all.

O: A simple but tasty schwarzbier. Nice toasted malt and chocolate flavors meld and balance nicely.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 01:26:38 | More by Dope
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2013 01:40:53 | More by IrishColonial
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Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-02-2013 21:22:45 | More by Tiernan
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Caj1

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

I was kind of excited to try this beer after a couple of acquaintances recommended it to me, and while it was alright, I wouldn't drink this as a sipping beer; I probably expected a little too much.

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass, the amount of foam in this beer was almost too much; almost every bottle in my six pack actually foamed up out of the neck of the bottle if I didn't pour it immediately. It foamed up quite well with even a gentle pour, leaving about two and a half fingers of creamy, light tan head that dissipated very slowly. The head lasted so long that I can't give you a description of the lacing, since I was sucking on foam the whole time. The color of the beer was pretty nice, a very dark brown that when held up to the light produced a dark reddish amber.

The aroma was pleasant, though I have smelled better. My nose isn't quite as sensitive as some, so please forgive me if I leave out some things you may have noticed. The toasted grain was readily apparent, and also there were hints of strong coffee and a little bit of earth, though it was toned way down. The malty sweetness was the most prominent, but not overpowering, and there was a small suggestion of hop aroma, but very subdued.

The taste is creamy, with burnt toast, malt and a hint of hops at the front, also with some faint mineral flavor. It fades rather quickly after swallowing to some sticky sweetness with a little bit of dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is very light, typical of a lager, though I feel it could have been a little bit heavier and it would have satisfied me quite well. It's refreshing and something I could drink after a hot summer's day, but probably not something I would buy on the regular, though if I had the opportunity to try it on-tap I would probably bump my score up a little bit. As far as Texas beers go, however, this isn't bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 02:50:08 | More by Caj1
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Maine

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Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-11-2013 02:12:17 | More by blastoderm55
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-07-2013 02:15:48 | More by cjdun86
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 03:10:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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California

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-23-2013 02:28:03 | More by Isotope
Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.