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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

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 18
Gots: 29 | 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

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

12-17-2012 15:07:34 | More by Dwtucker90
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California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-16-2012 22:57:04 | More by t0rin0
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1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

12-16-2012 06:07:15 | More by ghl003
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-07-2012 05:30:31 | More by OCdrummer7271
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-25-2012 20:46:18 | More by DennisBryant
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mactrail

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 04:21:26 | More by mactrail
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.3%

11-16-2012 03:11:56 | More by dgrauwiler
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-14-2012 05:43:58 | More by BigRedEye
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-06-2012 19:53:58 | More by cfalovo97
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

10-31-2012 20:02:47 | More by mseidens
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ejfreed

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-31-2012 19:58:08 | More by ejfreed
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-15-2012 13:58:28 | More by JohnBender
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-11-2012 22:08:35 | More by frogfan
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-30-2012 01:30:27 | More by monnik
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Prestonlegal

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-29-2012 14:57:10 | More by Prestonlegal
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 00:01:22 | More by TownDunkel
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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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Japan

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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
Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.