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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by assurbanipaul on 12-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
502
Reviews:
177
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
132
For Trade:
0
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown/red . Aroma didn't come off strong and distinct but could detect roasted malt. Taste was similar,bitter roasted malt with a definite bitter finish. Not my usuall style but it was a pleasant experience and was something I would try again

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Photo of CAD75
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a red hued brown color, very clear. A thin ring of beige foam, decent cling to the glass.

Smell...not too much there. Vaguely sweet, mildly roasted malt. Faint vanilla and a decent chocolate smell.

The taste is light. Roasted malt without the acrid bitterness that can happen with a porter or stout. Sweetness, some vanilla, and a definite chocolate finish. Caramel-like sweetness, but not overly sweet. Does show the lager characteristics, and there is a bit of a licorice note that develops by the end of the glass.

Feel is lively at first, but feels quite chalky after the fact. Drinks pretty light.

Overall this is a serviceable beer. More refreshing than a porter or stout and that works for a hot day like today.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a nice low alcohol dark lager here that has plenty of lager yeast flavor to it and brings a sturdy dark grain complexion without being too intense. this is a real session sort of dark beer, and not just because of its low strength. the bitterness that usually comes with such a full roasty grain flavor like this is somehow absent here, and there is a slightly sweet cocoa character as well that works nicely with the coffee suggestion in the more roasted barley. there is a european vibe to this, maybe the yeast, maybe the slight oxidation my bottle has (got lost in the fridge a little bit), but it all comes together pretty well. not as distinct as some, and certainly more mellow, but i like being able to taste the lager yeast as it dries the beer out before the finish. there is a bready earthiness about it, and a smoothness i like a lot for how mild the beer is on the whole. i havent had much from these guys, but it seems like the cover the basic styles pretty completely and pretty well. this isnt going to change the world, not even close, but its a fine american take on a style we dont see enough of. enjoyed it thoroughly, and rather quickly, this one goes down like the breeze, especially for its color...

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | 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

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Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 502 ratings.
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