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Red Dog - Miller Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
50
awful

625 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 38.31%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2001)
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

dcall384, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Nice, clear yellow with a faint tinge of orange. The head came up nicely but, as is customary, went down in about ten seconds.

Smell – This has a big grainy corn aroma that actually seems to be kind of smooth as the advertising promises.

Taste – The creamed corn and grain mix together well enough, although I wouldn’t call the flavor good by any stretch of the imagination. The unavoidable sweet finish wasn’t as bad as most.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated and crisp. Alas, the big red bulldog is as thin as a continental spaniel with its hair shaved off.

Drinkability – I can’t actually recommend the Red Dog, but if you have to choose between this and an MGD I’d go for this one.

RoyalT, Feb 14, 2004
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

tbryan5, Jan 10, 2013
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1.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

10 onz can

Appearance: pale yellow color with a small head that disappear in seconds

Smell : cooked corn, sugars and grains

Taste : Sweetness,cooked veggies in the mix,carbonation and grains light bodied.

Drinkability : Not the best around, I would go with this one,

Note: The funny thing is they try to introduced this beer as a high quality beer in Puerto Rico, everybody knows this is sub-premiun , cheap beer.

BeerDreadz, Sep 05, 2007
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3/5  rDev +49.3%

CaeserTits, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of generallee
3.15/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 16oz can into a pint glass. The color was a very pale yellow. [The dog is red not the beer] It formed a small head that quickly faded out. Red Dog has a light malt smell of cornflakes and hay. The palate is light and thin with light cereal like malt favor. At a little over three bucks for a six-pack of 16oz cans this one is good if you are really low on cash. It's also good at putting out the fire of an extra hot taco. Ha ha.

generallee, Apr 26, 2008
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1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz can with a few freshness codes that I was unable to decipher. Brewed by Plank Road Brewery on the label … a.k.a. Miller.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a medium sized bubble head that foams as quick as it dissipates to a thin, almost transparent lace. Clarity is crystal clear.

Smell: Boiled corn with a mildly acrid husk twang and strained malt sweetness in the aroma, grain and cereal grain to smell.

Taste: Moderate bodied with a lost carbonation from the rush during the pouring, most likely this beer is meant to be consumed out of the can. Faint crispness with a watered down malt mouth feel and flavour. Cereal grains leave a marked twang and the sweetness of the malt stays just below cloying. Hop bitterness is minimal and wrenched with the flavour being muted. Oddly the bitterness of the hops stays for a bit while it makes room for a light astringent grain to finish things up.

Notes: Hmm … one of the BIG “red” named beers. Funny thing is that it is not red in colour at all … not even close. You get what you pay for with this one, the taste reminds me of going out to clubs and drinking cheap beer and feeling like crap the next morning. You get the picture right?

Jason, Aug 17, 2001
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev +49.3%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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1.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Amazing clarity, straw yellow, mild head to it. Standard. Industrial metallic bitterness and corn syrup mixed with water from the aroma. Nothing red in appearance about this one.

Hops are present, or something that makes this bitter and tingly. Plenty of corn. Carbonation is high.

Rough aftertaste, flows from bitter to rancid. A very musty taste, like they wanted it to compliment a smoky bar with such an aftertaste.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 03, 2011
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2/5  rDev -0.5%

valkyre65, Dec 11, 2011
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2/5  rDev -0.5%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

cmwilliq, Jan 23, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red Dog is really not as bad as most people think. It's a pretty easy to drink beer and for the price, it's tough to beat. Another beer that I'm surprised they bottle though as this beer is really meant to be drank from a 30-pack.

A - It's a very light golden color.

S - Not good. Smells like a stale fart.

T - Pretty decent. Not much aftertaste.

M - OK, feels like a light beer.

D - You can drink this stuff all day and not worry about getting full.

richkrull, Jan 03, 2011
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3.33/5  rDev +65.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a great budget beer and one that I truly enjoy to have from time to time. In Indianapolis a 30 pack is around $15, and it is much better than some beers at the same price. For 50 cents a beer, it is an A plus. For beer overall, I would give Red Dog a solid B. It is a very good and refreshing CHEAP AAL.

drose23, Jan 22, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Aug 16, 2013
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

dcbeers, Jan 06, 2014
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1.4/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I really tried hard to come up with a raison d'etre for this one. I bought it thinking it might be somewhat red, but it poured out of the bottle the usual piss-yellow cheap lager color. No smell whatsoever. Tastes just like what it is, a cheap generic lager. I'm impressed. I didn't think "Plank Road" could come up with something even less interesting than Icehouse. Good shot, Miller!

SetarconeX, Sep 10, 2003
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
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weonfire, Jan 20, 2013
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Red Dog from Miller Brewing Co.
50 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.