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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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Ugly Pug is a schwarzbier, or black lager. But the real story is its name. Fritz saw his mother-in-law’s pug, Oscar, lounging in a chair and he (Fritz) shouted, “What an ugly pug!” Everyone laughed. Your’re right – they were drinking a test batch that night.


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1316) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Appearance: attractive, very dark brown with ruby/caramel highlights and a big, frothy, creamy tan head that slowly shrinks, leaving rich swathes of lace. Aroma: wet newspaper and metal shavings, grassy hops, mineral water, light chalk and roast. Taste: light chocolate and pumpernickel toast, mineral water, grass, cardboard. Finish: dry, with flavors of talc and wet grass. Notes: Looked pretty, smelled lousy, tasted average. Bottle from Buddy’s (Drive Thru) Beer Barn in El Paso, Texas.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmanigold (10) - - OCT 4, 2014
Great chocolate malt flavor with a great finish and a medium fill to it. I would recommend this to anyone!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriendOfBeer (88) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Taste is of roasted malt, burnt toady, light caramel. Disappointing shirt finish and very small amount of bitterness. Overall full of tastes malt flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate and coffee. Flavor was malty sweet with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, light caramel and some nuttiness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PatMcKittrick (2) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
I just love every bit of my Pug. Since moving to the Atlanta area, my search for a comparison is on the downward slide of 7/3.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Thanks to crajun for the trade! The body is a clear very dark brown that hides beneath a frothy, chunky tan head. The aroma is malty, nutty toasted malts, maybe a touch of chocolate or coffee from the roast malts. No hop aromas. The flavor is nutty and sweet, again no hop bitterness that stands apart from the balance. I’d like a bit more body, but this is still a nice drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1692) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours dark brown to black. Thin bodied. Roasty flavor with slight coffee and burnt malt. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiMuBai (180) - - JUL 21, 2014
Subdued aroma. Thin, almost non existing head with light lacing. Well balanced flavor with a hint of bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours appropriately schwarzy. Roasty aroma with a bit of sweet chocolate. Taste is more charred.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Draft - Chocolate and caramel. Dark black brown with a nice beige head. Chocolate and lots of caramel, almost like a Rolo. I quite liked this, but have a hard time calling this a black lager.


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