Ugly Pug Black Lager | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by assurbanipaul on 12-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
493
Reviews:
174
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
130
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 493 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of Haybeerman
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Deep dark brown with a nice beige head and decent lacing. Smells of sweet dark toast which carries over to the taste. A bit of chocolate and a hint of coffee. A nice beer!

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Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S-Taylor
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into dimpled seidel. No head, a smattering of lace. Color like watery cola.

Light toast and roast up front, underlying caramel sweetness.

Taste is likewise, malty sweet with a little roast note. Ends lighter than it begins.

Mouth has a nice fullness despite being a little watery.

Doesn't blow me away., but it's a decent schwarzbier on the sweeter side.

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Photo of duswdav
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 5.5 abv dark lager that is great with food. It's not too boozy, but creeps up on you fast

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Photo of Edie
2.89/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerucee
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorites. Glad to find it at Gumbo Bar in Galveston!

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluesyasian
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 60sFolks
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I love dark styles and Rahr and Sons. This offering is rich in the dark color. It makes me expect chocolate or coffee. The cocoa is there, even close to burnt. Taste is sweet for my pallet. It is full in my mouth, almost syrupy. I am glad it is available year around.

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Photo of amalahow
3.01/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Boomersooner656
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
2.61/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly lighter than a Porter. Very subtle smell and taste. Drinkable but not that complex

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infinitebruner
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

March 25, 2016

12 oz. bottle, weizen glass

A – Very deep brown, with some tinges of black in the wider parts of the glass. Quite clear though, where not opaque due to density. Only a millimeter or two of off-white to very light tan bubbles, dissipating quickly.

S – Caramel and significant chocolate, though not very sweet, more like nibs. A moderate amount of pleasant roasted notes. A barely noticeable hint of vanilla rounds things out. Light herbal hop notes, barely there.

T – Roasted, but not burnt, chocolate with underlying caramel. Only light sweetness. Herbal, perhaps hay or dried grass, hops on the back end. Some hop bitterness is barely apparent on the finish. A mild astringency on the aftertaste. Starts strong but finishes on a down note.

M – Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Slight dryness on the finish, not much needed since the malt isn’t particularly sweet. Low bitterness, just enough for balance. Slight astringency is the only flaw.

O – This is really close to being a very good beer, with a bit more dialing in. A nice option for a darker beer that drinks light.

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Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 493 ratings.
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