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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2013
Color is brown and red with small white tan head that fades pretty quick. Smell of malt caramel peeper and slight smoke. taste is light bodied, fairly light carbonation, taste is a lot different then smell thin light malt and roast taste with a chalky dry roast finish. Still not bad as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tx_jim (1) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (282) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Dark brown with pale tan head. Coffe in the aroma. Malty flavor with a little chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Deep brown with a light tan head that dussipates quickly. Aroma of roasted/toasted malt. Medium body. Lightly toasted flavors on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (15200) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is similar, light body. Not a fan.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1471) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmanigold (69) - - OCT 4, 2014
Great chocolate malt flavor with a great finish and a medium fill to it. I would recommend this to anyone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriendOfBeer (98) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2908) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3237) - 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.

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