Ugly Pug Black Lager | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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493 Ratings
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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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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of TwinButte
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hoffbrau Steaks in Dallas TX.

Big pint glass! Everything is big in Texas! A very dark brown with a small brownish head. Low hop profile but right on for style. Leaves a nice slightly bitter after taste. That's really the best part of this brew. It is somewhat watery but is a great beer to drink with my burger.

Glad I was able to try one from Rahr & Sons. Wished I could have had their scotch ale!

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Photo of sleepr
1/5  rDev -72.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a pint glass. Dark brown body, clear, with a one-finger mocha head. The head dissipates fairly quickly leaving only specks of lacing.

Decent aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and dark fruit. Not a lot more to offer here.

The flavor has a nice roasted malt flavor, as well, and comes across sweeter than I would have expected from the aroma. Some chocolate in the flavor as well and the aforementioned dark fruit.

The mouthfeel has a much more thin and light consistency than I would have desired. Overall, a decent brew.

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Photo of Amistoso
5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of senoird
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours with little head that fades quickly. Color almost that of a brown ale, coca cola maybe. Very little lacing.

S: Coffee, burnt , caramel.

T: Some roasted barley, semi sweet, coffee, hint of caramel.

M: To me thin, lack of carbonation.

O: Good beer but not great beer. A feeling that it is lacking.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of CEversole
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown almost black color. Not much for a head, dissapates very quickly. Not much for lacing either. Looks very clear and filtered when held to the light.

S: Smells of malty caramel. Maybe a slight hoppy aroma.

T: Typical for a black lager all the ingredients are there. Coffee, toffee, caramel, I think I taste a hint of chocolate in the background. Not bad at all.

M: I was slightly disapointed here its not very crisp and could use more carbonation. Taste sorta flat. As I have read from other BA's this must be a typical description of the mouthfeel of this beer. One BA even described it as a "Flat Coke".

O: This is not a bad beer at all. However there is room for improvement. I've had better and I've had worse.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of trojankeg
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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