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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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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 19
Gots: 47 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (thanks to kjkinsey) poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown appearance with shallow tan head that dissipated quickly. No lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, black coffee, metallic/mineral. Nice dark coffee flavors, dark chocolate, a little bit nutty and sweet like roasted pecans, and some tea-like puckering tannins in there as well. Like the smell, there's a mineral quality in the taste. Moderate carbonation with larger bubbles. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, as with many lagers. Clean finish. Somewhat watery. Flavors are good but don't linger very long. Highly drinkable.I've become a fan of this style lately; and so it's always good to try another interpretation when possible.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very dark brown, translucent around the edges. thin cream colored head

S-smells like smoked coffee malts. medium strength

T-comes in with thick coffee malts that are slightly smoked with a slight taste of chocolate. it rides the line of some baltic porters. the taste of grinded coffee remains. it gets slightly bitter and goes in to a matching after-taste. the tastes all are of decent quality and medium strength.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-well this is definitely a good tasting beer. its fairly mild yet fairly exciting at the same time. its refreshing to get this sort of taste from the low ABV and lager format. i'm impressed with this attempt at the style.

AdamBear, Aug 04, 2011
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A - Very dark brown with bright ruby highlights when held up to light. Head is about an inch thick, light brown, with lots of little bubbles. Head slowly fades to about a 1/4 inch cap.

S - Big bready aroma with light toasted notes. Aroma sweetens as the beer warms. A light herbal and earthy quality exists as well.

T - Strong toasted bread taste up front with more roasted notes coming through as the beer warms. Very malt forward beer here. Light earthiness from the hops provide some balance. Lightly bitter finish from the roastiness coming through.

M/D - A little on the thin side. Good carbonation and well balanced flavors make it very drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A- A great head poured on this beer that stuck around for a little while before staying as a layer of foam. True to its label it is a black lager.

S- a hint of chocolate and a dark malty smell.

T- a good solid smokey flavor. It was not no harsh like some dark beers. I could taste the malt coming through.

M- for a dark beer, it was pretty light as it went down the hatch.

D- not bad. i could not drink more than a few.

rgrholmes168, Nov 16, 2008
Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.