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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

391 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of Spineypanda
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%

Pours a black, barely see-through color with a little head. Has a great consistency, light.
Smells of aromatic hops, and maybe a little sweets, but not much.
Tastes like the hops, and have just a bit of the character I would get from a bock. Has a really light feel to it, and the flavor is refreshing.

I like this beer a lot! Great job!

Spineypanda, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of Everdrift
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%

Ugly Pug is a really cool brew. You get a pretty big, though not overwhelming taste of a dark beer while still being able to enjoy a rather light body. That's the schwartzbier style. I haven't had a ton of different schwartzbiers, but this is definitely far from the worst of the lot I've tried. The roasted malts really give you that big flavor of coffee. It's very drinkable, due to it's lighter body, so get ready to put down a few of these without feeling like you made a mistake.

Everdrift, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of Octagonal
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%

Pours dark ,almost black, with some amber hues. About an inch of creamy head subsides rather quickly.
An aroma of coffee and roasted malt..
When tasting, the roasted malt and coffee continue through a slightly bitter finish. I really enjoy the aftertaste.
The dark beer has a light body, quite carbonated that goes down well.
I really enjoyed this beer and will definately have another.

Octagonal, Sep 08, 2005
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a small mug...

The beer is almost black with cranberry colored hues and a foamy sandy head that stuck around. It smells of toasted caramel and chocolate with a bit of smoke. Tastes like a campfire. The flavor is dominated by coffee and roasted malt. The beer feels light with a lot of soft carbonation and a dry, smokey finish. The Ugly Pug really impressed me, I have passed it up many times at the store and now I'm glad I got to try it, for free. I may have to get me a 6-pack now.

JMad, Apr 06, 2011
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Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.