Dog Bite High Gravity Lager - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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3/5 rDev +38.2%
Can courtesy of Brad. Thanks!
A: The beer pours a clear orange yellow with a short lived white head.
S: Metal and corn with a big time vegetal aroma. Cooked grains and miscellaneous citrus peel with some strangely acidic apple juice notes to it. A touch of garbage, and maybe some food left in the garbage disposal without being flushed down the sink for a few days.
T: The flavor is pretty typical for a malt liquor. Really quite sweet with a big emphasis on corn and corn syrup. A touch of apple juice and interestingly enough, some banana.
M: Medium in body with a medium to lively carbonation.
O: The nose was just atrocious, but the flavor was actually pretty decent. If you're just looking for a buzz, this could work.
05-12-2011 05:55:36 | More by womencantsail
1.95/5 rDev -10.1%
Puured a bit of the can into a mug, fast moving carbonation perpetually rising. Bright gold, utterly clear though on closer inspection there's tiny bits of suspended sediment, like when dust hits a sunbeam. White sudsy head, lasting retention and even some drippy lacing around the edges. Looks like your average industrial lager.
Smells very sweet like apple juice, slightly floral, with some light artificial plastic phenols behind it. Ham-fisted fusel alcohol, reeks of sweet cloying fumes.
Taste is also very sweet, some apple and pear notes, envelope glue, isopropryl sharpness. Messy and slick on the tongue. Astringency in this beer is awful. Gag inducing and foul, can't help but pull a face when drinking it. Trying to drink more that a third of the can is proving to be a real chore. A novelty beer for the can, the beer inside is cheap swill (not that it's advertised as anything but). $1.09 can.
12-04-2011 00:30:36 | More by emerge077
1.25/5 rDev -42.4%
Poured from a 24oz can into a mug glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains alcohol, light malts, grain, adjuncts and a very faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a boozy sting of alcohol. Then some light malt sweetness comes in followed by mildly bready flavors of adjuncts and grain, but there isn’t much to temper the alcohol. The hops presence is very mild. The after-taste is likewise boozy.
M: Crisp but not smooth at all, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean and dry.
O: Not very flavorful, does not go down very easily, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, I understand that this is a beer designed to pack a big punch, but even for the style this beer overdoes it since there doesn’t seem to be anything at all to balance out the alcohol.
08-11-2011 03:41:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
2.42/5 rDev +11.5%
Huge thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this gem. Comes in a large, bright orange can.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. So far so good. Then as soon as you smell the beer you realize things are taking a turn for the worse. I get a lot of grain and grass notes with a little bit of orange mixed in. The flavor is more of the same with some grain and orange. Actually not bad for a malt liquor, but certainly not a good beer. The alcohol is very well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-24-2011 22:30:38 | More by Mora2000
2.38/5 rDev +9.7%
Label says it's "brewed and canned by Rock Wall Brewing Company, Rochester, NY." Which is Genesee Brewing, now known as North American Breweries. An intergalactic favorite.
Poured in a cheap wine glass, the color is a nice washed-out yellow with a fine head and enough carbonation to give a beery effect. Hot, thin, and dangerous. Makes your lips burn. Supply your own analogies with the female sex. Pretty clean flavor, just not much of it. For the purist: none of this tutti frutti flavoring nonsense. Though it might not be bad on Sunday morning 50/50 cut with fresh orange juice. Does make you think of it as a mixer. Dog Bite and Tonic.
Seems to be all about the money shot: plenty of alcohol. Makes you appreciate a good barley wine for all the malt, happy hops and complexity. Who knew? Thanks to Riverside Beverages in Chattanooga for bringing in this fine selection.
11-18-2010 04:05:00 | More by mactrail
2.83/5 rDev +30.4%
Yay, another AML as part of The CANQuest (TM)! My local trade partner alerted me to its existence and I made it a point to seek it out. As you CAN tell from the picture, Cerberus guards this beer and if I am going to be dog bitten, it may as well be by one of the most famous dogs in mythology/literature. I recently had a bad fall on my steps and maybe this will dull some of the pain.
Houston, we had a problem from Jump Street - these oversize CANs tend to have their opening further back from the lip and it CAN and did lead to minor spillage. I had a MacBeth head, a brief finger of bone white head that strutted briefly upon the stage before it was Out, out brief head time. The color was a stunning sunshine yellow with NE-quality clarity. Color is usually a strong suit among these types of beers, IMHO. Nose was strong, but not a strong suit. It smelled like bubble gum being chewed at the dry cleaning plant inside the local plastics factory. The dog was already beginning to bite and I had not even gotten in my first sip! Geronimo! Here we go! Look out below! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a good deal of carbonation scrubbing away at my palate so that I would better appreciate the subtle nuances of such a beer. It is too bad that subtlety was not a strong suit, either. This was like a 10-lb. sledgehammer coming full force at my Brain Housing Group. It had a taste like apple cider gone slightly wrong, not quite apple jack, but no longer cider, either. I popped an Aleve and awaited the fireworks before I take my post-school day lay down before Wednesday night trivia. Ah, the dog is nippin' at me all over now! My flesh was being rent from my extremities as the dog decided to play with me before finishing me off. Speaking of finish, it was not too terribly bad. It had a lot of sweetness, which is unusual for the style, so maybe they have not worked the yeast to death yet. It also had a lot of odd flavors, like green apple and fusel alcohol.
I have drank enough of this style to know an "F" and this was not it, boys and girls. This was not totally unpleasant, Minhas-style, nor was it at the upper-end, like Double Colt 45, which I actually like and have shared in the alley behind my house with some of the night crawling denizens. This was somewhere in the middle, the Twilight Zone of AMLs, where dogs bark in the night but leave you semi-conscious to come back for another go-'round. Go ahead, bite me again, you beast! I dare you.
02-16-2011 21:38:00 | More by woodychandler
1.73/5 rDev -20.3%
24-ounce orange colored can with a black depiction of Cerberus on it for less than $2? Yeah I just got to try it.
Clear gold colored beer with a small white colored head. It does look like beer.
Smells sweet and of corn with a strong apple scent and some eye stinging fusel alcohol. Strong solvent alcohol scent.
Dare I actually put this in my mouth? It does smell bad but simply isn't in the same class as Super Brew 15.
Starts out sweet with a strong apple taste. Tastes somewhat of rubbing alcohol. Strong metallic aftertaste. There is a melon taste here to go with the apple. Not totally undrinkable, but it isn't good.
Mouthfeel is present.
Overall it isn't good. I was able to get down 1/4 of a glass of this stuff. It is only recommended as an exploration of bad beer.
12-11-2011 00:23:16 | More by Zorro
3.28/5 rDev +51.2%
A: Pale lemon pour with a easy clarity revealing a heavy rapid effervesce of medium-dense macro-bubbles. A weakly holding bubbly, foamy head does little to impress and hold, leaving little in the way of window dressing (lace).
S: Fairly true to style, nose holds a light mixture of dried orange aroma and pale grains. Would of liked a bit more grainy flavor, yet was fairly clean with no off aromas, but still comes off average per style.
T: For flavor there was some graininess, a bit surprised with a touch of sweet cara-pils, orange honey and even a little bit of hops show up of herbal mentions. There is some alcohol but is well maintained for its 10%abv providing a gentle complimentary warming, Sweet gain base, some light corn-syrup, and a bit of herbal hops gives this something to think about.
M: High level of carbonation and bubbly activity. Fairly crisp with a medium resistance on the tongue. A bit maltier then your typical per style.
D: Served from a 24oz tall boy can. Amazing this is fairly easy to handle for a 10%abv drink, little if any heat, only a gentle warming in passing makes it feel several points lower.
Endnote: this is a American malt liquor and I judged it as so per style. Considering the competition and others per style this was fair to manage and not as bad as its overall rating may make it appear. Overall I feel this is worthy by style.
04-24-2011 16:47:27 | More by beerthulhu
1.55/5 rDev -28.6%
Really weak yellow color, good 1" head that quickly vanishes leaving no lace. Aroma was of aluminum and alcohol. Do they even line these cans? Tastes au natural, this is the can to drink if you're one of those BPA causeheads! Further searching yields a sweet creamed corn malt base underneath the aluminum and alcohol aroma.
Taste, eeegad, I'm glad I was able to pawn most of this off on others. Alcohol, thin body, corn, corn syrup and metal. Pretty gross, tastes just like the label looks (terrible). I think as you drink more of it, you become a little accustomed to its shittiness, and you start to hallucinate and think you can taste green apple, that the fusel alcohol like flavors burning your ear, nose and throat pavillion aren't really as harsh as they were at first. Desensitizing I guess, which oddly, is a good thing when the beer starts out this bad.
Even judging to style, this is on the low end of things. If you really want to punish your taste buds, let it warm up on a sunny day. Starts to drink like its 80 proof stuff.
04-04-2013 20:32:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.1/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hints of corn. Taste is not very good, alcohol, plastic, a bit sweet, in a word, yuck. Feels light in the mouth with a slight alcohol burn and is not very drinkable. Overall this is a beer to be avoided.
01-30-2011 16:04:34 | More by tone77
1.8/5 rDev -17.1%
24 oz orange can with a three-headed black dog silhouette...packaging is just screaming with class. $1.19 at some shithole gas station in Livingston, TX. Pours a clear, dark yellow color with a small cap of white head.
Nose is green apple, nail polish remover and alcohol. Not even some grainy malt or corn can rise above the various unpleasantries in the nose here. Ugh.
I am a believer in the mantra 'You have to experience the bad to appreciate the good'. This is a perfect example of it...stale grains soaked in watered down vodka with a few sour apple Jolly Ranchers thrown in for good measure. The taste is actually not quite as bad as the nose, which is horrendous, but half this 2x4 will probably go down the drain anyway. The alcohol is too big for its britches and the apple and acetone notes are very distracting. I will admit that it is decently drinkable for a 10% malt liquor...there are worse variants out there. Id still much prefer a 40 of OE to this, if I was fiendin for some malt licka.
07-03-2011 19:05:51 | More by twiggamortis420
2.08/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured from can into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a golden color with a lighter pure white head. The head fades fast giving way to some lacing.
Smell – Corn with the slightest bit of booze.
Taste – Sweet corn mixed with some breadiness up front. These tastes last through the middle and to the end, but lighten as the taste advances. Toward the end an alcohol flavor really becomes potent and lingers in the aftertaste. Along with the lingering of the alcohol there are flavors of metal and aldehydes. It starts out alright, but leaves one unpleasant aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with normal carbonation. Not much else to say.
Overall – Nothing I would do again. If you feel like a malt (which sometimes I do) I would not take this one. Go with something else.
03-17-2012 00:28:00 | More by Darkmagus82
1.79/5 rDev -17.5%
Acquired via trade
A hugely carbonated, light golden-colored high-gravity lager. This can presents everything you hoped and feared it would be. Corn, miscellaneous grain, alcohol presence, and some aluminum combine to make...something hardly drinkable. A tick is a tick, but this won't be seeing my lips again.
07-13-2013 06:08:04 | More by ehammond1
2.3/5 rDev +6%
Appearance: Clear, medium golden in color, with a massive, dense white head, over two inches in depth, with superb retention. Storms of small bubbles race to the surface, renewing the head. Thick tidemarks ring the glass walls.
Aroma: A strong punch of sweet and hot alcohols, vegetable notes, mustiness, and some slight metallic hops.
Taste: Cloyingly sweet alcohol at the opening of the taste. Alas, it does not improve from here. Interestingly enough, the alcohol is only slightly warming. Mixed with the alcohol is some cooked corn, and some late, faint hops to cut the sweetness. Finishes a little dry with some mild metallic bitterness at the back of the mouth.
Mouth feel: Smooth and full, quite soft, despite the strong carbonation, there is no harshness.
Drinkability/notes: Well, it is malt liquor, it is cheap, and it is potent. At less than two dollars for a twenty-four ounce can, it is a decent value in its particular niche.
Presentation: Packaged in a bright orange twenty-four ounce aluminum can, graced by artwork depicting Cerberus, the three-headed guardian of the Underworld of Greek mythology. Served in a Pilsener glass.
This being my millennial review on BeerAdvocate, Dog Bite High Gravity Lager somehow seems appropriate.
06-25-2011 00:35:42 | More by Pegasus
1.98/5 rDev -8.8%
Picked a bright orange can of this garbage up while cruising back from NY. It poured a clear yellow color with one finger of white head that left scant lacing. The aroma was super boozy with adjuncts and pale malt behind that. The flavors were similar. I started it near ice cold and despite getting intoxicated it got worse as I drank it and it warmed up. Boozy, cheap and dangerous. Feels like a fistfight in a can. The body was medium, carbonation high and mouthfeel prickly.
11-04-2011 10:57:50 | More by thekevlarkid
3.14/5 rDev +44.7%
24 oz. can
Served in a Firestone Walker pils glass
A - It pours a crisp golden color that is devoid of any floating imperfections. The effervescent body continuously feeds a brilliant white cloud of foam that leaves traces of its presence down the side of the glass.
S - It has an initial sweet candy aroma. Upon further investigation I discover the scent of candied apple and some floral notes.
T - The taste begins sweet with some grain flavors. Then a floral taste crosses my palate. Then I get smacked with the alcohol. Then, as quickly as it came, the alcohol taste subsides leaving a clean, crisp finish.
M - Thin with biting carbonation.
O - This beer starts out a little harsh. Once the 8% numbs my tongue it becomes rather easy to drink. It is an exemplary example of an underappreciated style.
08-05-2014 00:18:51 | More by buschbeer
2.88/5 rDev +32.7%
Dog Bite has a very thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance, with some bubbles streaming up and a surprisingly good amount of ragged lacing. The aroma is of dense corn husks and maybe other grains. Taste is a mixture of corn, corn husks, malted barley, and even a touch of hops. Sweetness and alcohol are strongly present across the sip. Dog Bite has a medium mouthfeel, and it finishes shockingly crisp and refreshing, but not clean, however. While I do not really like this barley-wine type beer, I thought it was sort of good and tasty, not awful and disgusting as I expected. However, it did go straight to my head and my 15-minute nap on the couch turned into an hour and a half knock out. I awoke feeling disoriented, somewhat queasy, and off kilter. Overall, this should be approached with trepidation. I think it does have some redeeming qualities, but I can’t, in good consciousness, recommend this.
10-01-2011 20:30:51 | More by RonaldTheriot
2.08/5 rDev -4.1%
Not that bad looking. Clear and yellow, lots of bubbles, decent head and some lace.
Smell is very sweet and corny. Did I mention sweet?
Taste is alcoholic and heavily adjuncty, mostly alcohol and grainy.
Feel is mostly sweet corn syrup and alcohol, with some fizzy carbonation.
Overall it's a high gravity lager, which isn't saying much. For the style it's average but still not very good.
09-15-2011 22:31:14 | More by AlCaponeJunior
2.05/5 rDev -5.5%
A- Dark golden, thin white head. Actually a web of lacing stick to the glass.
S- Smell is quite sweet with a big alcohol kick.
T- Taste is a bit too much alcohol for anything else to shine.
M- Sonewhat cloying, until the alcohol makes your mouth forget anything else.
D- As a malt liquor it's not that bad, but there's just not enough to merit multiple purchases of this. Definitely does not hide the alcohol well.
01-31-2011 05:26:29 | More by jsprain1
Dog Bite High Gravity Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
55 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.