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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
HuskerTan (2320) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Can/Fest. A- Caramel, cocoa, cream, spice, malty. A- Dark brown color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Malty, spice, caramel, bland. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, boring finish. O- Pretty bland. Really not a lot to say here.

2.4
tapefuzz (700) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2017
12oz can. Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, soap, nuts, light roast, and earth. Taste is caramel, coffee, grain, some nuttiness, and earth. Yeasty, lightly bitter, vaguely nutty finish. Light+ body. Medium carbonation. Crisp-ish mouthfeel with a slight oiliness to it.

3.4
ozzy70 (1211) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Sample from can at Hy-Vee. Pour was dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Taste was light bitter, chocolate, burnt caramel.

3.5
bigbeef (1) - - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
This here Texan beer is something else. Dark to mildly dark with an apperance similar to that of burnt sienna with a touch of chesnut brown and a twinkle of mahogany. Aroma is sweet cinnamon mixed with the smoky morning haze of southern Tennessee pine trees. It is mild on the palate with a taste of bitter love and grinded coffee beans exported from cuba. It goes down easy but leaves a aftertaste similar to a past love that you never get over. It leaves the stomach in knots like any dark loger. All in all it is a average dark beer

3.7
Patrickctenchi (6664) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Can: Pours deep, clear, cola-brown with a tight beige head. Lactic chocolate, earthy caramel scent. Taste is slightly bitter, roasty/earthy chocolate malt. Rich, almost sticky/tacky body/feel... Very decent, and pretty tasty and comfortable..... (A little bias on this one, as I’ve had the pleasure of having 11 pugs as my children in my lifetime.....) thanks to shrubber85 for the share.

3.3
BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/17/09. Not much in the aroma department, appearance was a deep brown/ black, with plenty of carbonation, decent head that left some lace. Mouthfeel was average with a carbonation bite. Flavors of toasted malts, and chocolate these were a bit on the light side though. Overall it is the best Rahr beer i have sampled yet, and its a decent interpretation of the style

3.6
shrubber85 (11506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2017
Can. Sour milk, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Chestnut brown with large tan head. Smoky, lightly sweet chocolate malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Tastes way better than it smells.

3.2
Andrew196 (1943) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Pours mahogany, shimmery beige head, kind of fizzy. Aroma is caramel and earth. Somewhat crisp on the tongue. More caramel, tea leaves, celery, toasty malts. Not bad. Not remarkable.

3.1
KevinReddirt (196) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Obtained with a number of other beers in a flight. Serves up very dark brown, almost black with a nice tan head. The scent is burned toast and I mean that as a compliment. A taste of the brew gives out smoke, molasses and more of that bread. Savoring it after swallowing I get a nutty finish, perhaps pecan. Black lagers with a higher alcohol kick do more for me. But I do not complain.

3.3
Fatehunter (2582) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Half finger of head on a dark brown body. Aroma is roasted malt and a little caramel. Taste is roasty, toasty and caramel. Good profile. Texture is crisp with soft edges. A solid Schwartzbier.


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