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Red Brick Dog Days Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick Dog Days AleRed Brick Dog Days Ale

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Red Brick Summer Unfiltered Wheat, and prior to that Summer Hefeweizen.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-27-2002)
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Reviews by harveystarr:
Photo of harveystarr

Ontario (Canada)

3.01/5  rDev -8.5%

From bottle bought at Knightly Spirits Kissimmee in August/2013.
A pale, clear pour with no lacing or head. Looks like apple juice within minutes.
Smell is nice, interesting. Floral hope notes, just the right amount....just a kiss.
Taste, mild malts balance the light floral hop notes. Slightly juicy. Refreshing.
Little aftertaste, nothing offensive.

Hard to tell it's even a Hefe. Just a basic craft with some interesting qualities, but nothing to write home about.

10-27-2013 20:49:29 | More by harveystarr
More User Reviews:
Photo of Dudeletter


4/5  rDev +21.6%

First is one of the new Red Brick Beers, though there is a caveat when I say new. In the last few years, if not last year, Red Brick must have had a major crisis/overhaul. The result is rebranding from Atlanta Brewing Company, Relabeling, and the refreshing of many recipes. In fact on the website the Dog Days Ale is still listed as the Summer Beer. This being said the new version is really impressive as a wheat beer. The fruit zests come through clearly and the spices are right on. As opposed to the problem I mentioned in a previous post this beer is neither too sweet or too hoppy, while still not being to dry as a German Wheat would be. This is a great summer beer.


06-27-2012 15:45:52 | More by Dudeletter
Photo of Sobertso

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-16-2012 04:10:23 | More by Sobertso
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +12.2%

Pint glass of Dog Days on tap at the brewery. 4.1% ABV

Hazy golden-amber with a weak but semi-durable head.

Feel: crisp and lovely carbonation; near medium body is not as light as average for style.

Aroma: fruity with wheat; appropriately spicy.

Flavorful and particularly fruity. Some banana but also hints of pear, apple and pineapple. Nice complexity.

O: A very good, fruity hefe.

05-29-2014 15:58:01 | More by chinchill
Photo of glid02


3.7/5  rDev +12.5%

Got this on-tap at Atlanta Brewing Company.

Pours a cloudy lemon color with a two-finger white head. Head dissipates after a while, but sticks around for a bit. Ends up as a ring around the glass.

Smells good. Mostly banana, has an almost sucrose-like smell. Very sweet.

Tastes a little better than it smells. Lots of banana up front, and as it warms there's a bit more spiciness. There's also a slight orange rind flavor.

Mouthfeel isn't that great. Very carbonated, it doesn't go down as smoothly as it could. If there was a little less carbonation it would help things a bunch.

Drinkability is pretty good. It's a bit too sweet, but as it warms it gets better. Again, the carbonation hurts it here.

Apparently this won an award given out by Great Lakes Brewing Company in 2008. It's certainly not bad, but there are better hefeweizens out there.

08-21-2008 01:47:34 | More by glid02
Photo of ltdantheman


3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-25-2012 19:25:54 | More by ltdantheman
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-13-2012 21:32:43 | More by lcdawg
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-14-2014 19:03:03 | More by seavercm
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%

A - cloudy, hazy yellow with a lot of thick yeast coming out of the bottle; the head is thick, bubbly, soft and white; little retention

S - clove, coriander, wheat, pepper, faint banana, bubblegum

T - bread, pepper, lemon, orange, clove

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth

This isn't a bad wheat beer, but it is a bit malty and bready. The malt doesn't fit the style. The spice and faint fruit characters fit nicely though. Overall, not bad, but it doesn't truly fit the style.

09-12-2012 00:29:16 | More by tdm168
Photo of socon67

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-10-2014 19:15:26 | More by socon67
Photo of cjgator3


3.68/5  rDev +11.9%

12oz bottle

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a hint of orange and an off-white head.

S- The aroma is wheat with some lemon and citrus along with some spices and a hint of banana and yeast as well. The aroma is pretty faint, but there is some nice subtle nuances in the nose.

T- The taste has some wheat up front with some citrus and a nice spiciness as well. The finish is dry with some lingering spiciness. Like the aroma, the taste is not overly complex but is very refreshing and is flavorful enough for a summer session beer.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I enjoyed this one. This is a solid beer for what it is, an easy drinking light bodied beer for the summer with a decent amount of flavor.

09-01-2010 02:39:20 | More by cjgator3
Photo of ordybill


2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

08-28-2014 01:22:57 | More by ordybill
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-14-2011 22:20:35 | More by jmhart
Photo of Southernbrew


2.17/5  rDev -34%

Pours orange, little head. Smells slightly fruity, some banana, not a very powerful aroma, however. Medium body, definite banana notes, lots of carbonation. Light aftertaste, not much to it. Really not a spectacular beer. Offers very little in any department. Many better beers from ABC.

03-01-2004 16:31:14 | More by Southernbrew
Photo of maleman


3.2/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No dating was noted on the bottle. Poured a cloudy, straw color, one finger head that quickly disappated into a tight cap. Noticed slippery, oily lacing. Something sweet was there in the nose along with pepper and clove. While I'm not a fan of the genre, the taste wasn't bad. It was fairly light with little aftertaste. A little bit of straw was the major flavor. Light-bodied, tasted in the top rear of the mouth. Carbonation was about average. Overall, a decent, light summer brew. As posted earlier, I'm not a hef fan, but as far as hefs go this one is more than tolerable. RB!

07-22-2012 21:12:04 | More by maleman
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

06-27-2014 01:31:57 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-09-2013 18:34:22 | More by Keith_R
Photo of Thur123


3.45/5  rDev +4.9%

The brew pours a very hazy tan-ish golden color with one and a half finger of fluffy white head. I can't tell how carbonated it may be but I'm sure its fine. The head fades kind of quickly for the style. Looks good. The smell is sweet bananas with a bit of clove and a bit of yeasty funk.

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The flavor is the same, with and slightly astringent banana with a yeasty finish. Overall this is a standard unfiltered wheat but certainly nothing bad. Has all the flavors and texture it should.

10-17-2010 22:54:35 | More by Thur123
Photo of Jredner


3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

Yeasty wheat malt aroma with mild citrus notes. Pale golden/yellow in color wih a lasting finger thick white head. Ever so slightly bitter fore is followed by low key wheat malt and bannana notes. Thinnish and has an odd peanutskin flavor in the finish, but also has a curious quaffability I enjoyed.

04-24-2006 22:45:32 | More by Jredner
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-23-2014 01:10:22 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of jsanford


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours a cloudy straw-yellow with a thin head that settles to a patchy haze. Nice aromas of banana, wheat, a touch of clove, and a good amount of grassy hops. Surprisingly hoppy for a Hefeweizen, at least in the nose. More typical flavors of banana, clove, and wheat with a fairly clean Hefeweizen yeast and a generous helping of slightly grassy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation. Overall a pretty nice American Hefeweizen, but I'll likely stick with the German ones.

07-21-2012 04:03:38 | More by jsanford
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

r light amber, yellow with a huge hite pillow like head, and tons of carbonation. Very lively aroma, lots of grains and cereal hints, with some subtle fruit like flavors mixed in. Bananas and apples were the most prominant. Taste was exhilirating. Such a lively, frothy and light flavor. Quite possibly the best warm weather beer I have ever tried. Flavor just exploded in your mouth and the lightness of it along with the remarkable carbonation are unmatched. This is now going to be summer beer of choice until or if something can uproute it.

12-10-2011 15:28:06 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of 100200300


3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-17-2013 21:13:12 | More by 100200300
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.81/5  rDev +15.8%

Red Brick Dog Days Ale has a the thinnest, off-white head and an initially clear, golden, bubbly appearance, with clouds up, once the caked bottom contents are swished and poured in. There is no lacing to speak of. Aroma is strongly of banana and maybe some white wheat bread, and the flavor is also predominately banana, with some background coriander, white bread, lemon, and a shade of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Red Brick Dog Days Ale finishes crisp, refreshing, and enjoyable. Really good stuff!


11-30-2013 15:46:54 | More by RonaldTheriot
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2.3/5  rDev -30.1%

This beer poured a very, very light straw color with a thick head that was persistent. The smell is spicy and a bit skunky. The flavor is too mild for a hefeweizen. It has a touch of citrus flavor in it. The moutfeel is thin and highly carbonated to the point of detraction. This is not a highly drinkable beer for my taste. On a side note – this has been in my refrigerator for a while, so perhaps it has lost something over time?

10-06-2006 23:41:31 | More by barefootbrewer
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Red Brick Dog Days Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
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