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Red Dog - Miller Brewing Co.

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599 Ratings

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 38.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | 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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Reviews by zeff80:
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1.08/5  rDev -46.3%

Words can't describe this beer, but I'll try. It is bitter and painfully bitter, almost sour. It is watery and tastes like corn. There is nothing remotely hoppy about it. It hardly tastes like any other beer i've had. The mouthfeel is watery and heavier than it should be for an American Macro Lager. I don't think I'll ever have another Red Dog.

11-25-2006 03:04:26 | More by zeff80
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev +49.3%

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.

02-14-2004 00:37:05 | More by RoyalT
Photo of tbryan5


1/5  rDev -50.2%

01-10-2013 05:13:36 | More by tbryan5
Photo of BeerDreadz


1.9/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

09-05-2007 18:08:10 | More by BeerDreadz
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3/5  rDev +49.3%

02-06-2012 23:06:27 | More by CaeserTits
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New York

3.15/5  rDev +56.7%

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.

04-26-2008 15:31:17 | More by generallee
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Rhode Island

1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

08-01-2014 14:36:05 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of Jason


2.05/5  rDev +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?

08-17-2001 00:47:02 | More by Jason
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

09-17-2012 22:00:43 | More by NilocRellim
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3/5  rDev +49.3%

09-12-2012 15:12:38 | More by wattoclone
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1.95/5  rDev -3%

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.

08-03-2011 21:27:49 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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2/5  rDev -0.5%

12-11-2011 12:15:53 | More by valkyre65
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2/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2013 18:08:23 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

01-23-2014 03:24:40 | More by cmwilliq
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1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

02-26-2014 17:05:02 | More by JIMTRK16
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

03-02-2012 08:43:50 | More by TimMack
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3/5  rDev +49.3%

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.

01-03-2011 22:03:29 | More by richkrull
Photo of drose23


3.33/5  rDev +65.7%

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.

01-22-2014 02:46:34 | More by drose23
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New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -12.9%

08-16-2013 22:11:50 | More by acurtis
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District of Columbia

1/5  rDev -50.2%

01-06-2014 00:46:11 | More by dcbeers
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1.4/5  rDev -30.3%

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!

09-10-2003 20:19:18 | More by SetarconeX
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

03-04-2012 06:02:39 | More by RDW
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2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

01-20-2013 23:52:04 | More by weonfire
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1.75/5  rDev -12.9%

05-27-2013 23:50:59 | More by JamesStreet
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1/5  rDev -50.2%

04-11-2013 15:51:55 | More by ManMoosePig
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Red Dog from Miller Brewing Co.
50 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.