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:
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 losdizzel
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yankees27
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nash07
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Like Shiner, but bitter

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Photo of tronester
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear mahogany with a thin light tan head. Aromas of toasted bread and licorice. Taste begins with molasses, then some grain husk, finishing with some plums and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a good schwarzbier.

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

Photo of OKCNittany
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of houseofcole
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigchiquilin
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rahr & Sons "Ugly Pug"
on tap at The Buckhorn Saloon, San Antonio, TX
$8 for 20 oz.

Appearance: Very dark brown-black body beneath a creamy head of khaki froth. Decent initial lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate and soft roast like cold dark coffee.

Flavor: Malty. Chocolate fudge. Moderate balancing bitterness. Background grassy/leafy hops. Smooth chocolate in the finish. Perhaps a bit too chocolatey for a schwarzbier, but good in its own right.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth.

Overall: Tasty. Quite good. There's enough to keep you interested without really going beyond basics. Nice.

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Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mamaraza
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgt_187em
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My initial impression was that this beer was very light bodied, almost watery. But the carbonation gave it a spicy affect. Dark brown, with a light disappearing head. A bit bitter aftertaste, not my favorite

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

Photo of DefenCorps
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Kroger.

Dark brown with a thin, tab head that falls off quickly leaving little lacing, this looks solid. The nose is a blend of roasted grain, chicory, a little coffee and a faint noble hop character. The palate opens thin, spritzy with mild burnt sugar, roasted malt and some grain. A little too thin for my liking, this beer finishes dry with a carbonation that scrubs the palate a little too much. Solid.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.29/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jtwant
2.77/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: Black, mostly opaque with moderate head that dissipates quickly

Smell: Coffee, chocolate aroma

Taste: For me, it was a little sweet and very subdued. It lacked the full-mouth punch that I expected from a dark lager. The flavor left my mouth shortly after consumption.

Feel: Watery, slightly malty

Overall: I'm relatively dissatisfied after drinking this one. I expected more of a stout flavor. Maybe that's just psychological because it's black. Overall, this beer is forgettable.

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

Photo of Bandman52
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours dark brown with toasted malt, coffee aroma. Some bitterness but clean, crisp and full bodied. Excellent.

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Photo of Crockettr
4.11/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark Brown, light tan head
A: Chocolate malt and Coffee aroma with maybe a bit of burnt wood slightly.
This tastes very much like a dark brown Porter if it has Ale yeast instated of Lager yeast.
F: Mouth feel is good and crisp, but send to leave a slight wax feeling after taste.
Overspill this is a very good brown or brown
Porter type beer.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jayehm
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The taste is good. Not over powering. It sits pretty light in the mouth. I could drink lots of these.

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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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