DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
tx_jim (1) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black thick beer. Not a stout but great sipping flavor. Not great mfor after soccer, not what I would call refreshing. However a really enjoyable sit back brew.
ZacM612 (282) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with pale tan head. Coffe in the aroma. Malty flavor with a little chocolate.
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a light tan head that dussipates quickly. Aroma of roasted/toasted malt. Medium body. Lightly toasted flavors on the palate.
Travlr (15202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is similar, light body. Not a fan.
JDBaker11058 (1471) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jsmanigold (69) - - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great chocolate malt flavor with a great finish and a medium fill to it. I would recommend this to anyone!
FriendOfBeer (98) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Beerdedone (2908) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
PatMcKittrick (2) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
SpringsLicker (3237) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.