Ugly Pug Black Lager | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

Ugly Pug Black LagerUgly Pug Black Lager
BA SCORE
45.3%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 503 ratings
Ugly Pug Black LagerUgly Pug Black Lager
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by assurbanipaul on 12-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,630
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
503
Liked:
228
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
14.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
134
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 503 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of DefenCorps
3.34/5  rDev -8%
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 +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.29/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jtwant
2.77/5  rDev -23.7%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bandman52
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thfc
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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 +13.2%
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 +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jayehm
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Photo of MicTar
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kips
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gilgar
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmariem88
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Almost like a sweet, richer shiner bock

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Photo of heezythompson
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MadClaw1138
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark red color in light, dark brown out of light... light tan head, no more than an inch, that dissipates slowly to a nice collar

S: A toasty wood aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee

T: Toasted wood taste with a dark chocolate aftertaste... has a bit of sweetness that cuts back on the bitterness of the beer

F: Very carbonated and crisp, leaves a kind of waxy feel on your tongue

O: The sweetness of the beer cuts back on the bitterness and definitely makes it easier to drink... overall a pretty solid beer... I'll definitely revisit this beer in the future

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Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsuacad
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It was ok but nothing very special.

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Photo of mullehs
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CWVegas
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of casapy
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KellyBroussard
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good black beer. Smell and flavor are there. Just a little weak on the creaminess.

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Ugly Pug Black Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45.3% out of 100 with 503 ratings
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