Red Dog
Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #299
Ranked #30,851
2.04 | pDev: 39.22%
May 25, 2022
Aug 14, 2001
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Rated by Chipr62

5/5  rDev +145.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Don't understand why score so low. Loved this beer when I could find it here in the south.
May 25, 2022
Rated: 2.79 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

2.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Wasn't aware this was still in production, certainly haven't seen it in NH in decades. We would occasionally dip into these for a change from the other equally swill beers of the day, rarely ever able to afford Budweiser.
Mar 29, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

1.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
12oz can. Can’t say no to free beer (but maybe you should sometimes). My father-in-law bought this because it had a dog on the label. That might have been the best feature
Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 1.27 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2021
Rated: 3.15 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Apr 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +91.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, APR 2020; bought cold single at local basic liquors... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: inch-high foam on pour, sitting atop a polished-clear, brass-colored liquid; the foam is actually relatively dense and glossy, receding surprisingly slow... holds a half-moon crescent collar and, dang, if there isn't 3-4 thick bands of lace - huh?

S: very pale, almost flour-like, vaguely corn-flaky grain smell dominates, mellow toasted note; mildly grassy-herbal overtone

T: apple juicy ester(?) up front, with a sudden surge of cereal-like (again, corn flakes), dried grassy/earthy grain midway; finishes rather dry with a mild lingering pils malt husk note, maybe a slight background tinge of masa; moderately bitter for its ilk

F: certainly a vibrant effervescence, bubbling and rumbling the center of each sip, with a few healthy belches as proof... the body itself is on the meatier side of light

O: first time having this in perhaps 25 years, last time being likely a lukewarm can awash in a sea of melting ice in a cooler at a gathering in the woods (or one of my other many haunts)... had no recollection of this being a Miller product, but given my inclination toward their brands, I could honestly see getting this again, even, just maybe, a 30 pack (I've seen em) (1722)
Jan 08, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

3.08/5  rDev +51%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Pours a translucent gold like any other aal with a white head that dissipates immediately. Smells like wet grain with a touch of just enough hops to let you know it's not a light beer. Taste is surprisingly better than most with a less apparent adjunct presence than other macros. This one shines because it doesn't lie. It's uncommonly smooth. This goes down maybe even easier than water. Overall an exceptional aal but I've only seen it once. Get it if you can.
Oct 28, 2020
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Rated by garrethockey from Wisconsin

1.85/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.5
Overall shit
Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.46/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Our dog came back. We rescued him. We thought he was gone, but we got him back. It's the beer that your dad crushed at dive bars and Boson Garden. It's the classic 90’s beer and we got it back. Red dog. Is it good? No, not particularly. Easy drinking, honestly probably one of the better Miler products. Again, not really sure what that says. But this beer was bought for the story. The brand.
Oct 02, 2020
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Rated by MD31 from Wisconsin

4.94/5  rDev +142.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Red Dog is a great budget beer. Goes down smooth and taste pretty darn good. Great poker beer!
Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 1.22 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 2.27 by mamaraza from Texas

May 09, 2020
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Rated by Cody1021

3.69/5  rDev +80.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Great cheap beer
Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by DADZIG83 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +145.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Red Dog is the shit. 30 pack from roger Wilco in pennsauken was about $21.00. Looks great, smells amazing, tastes even better and then it feels so good. Red Dawg. Признайся!
Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 2 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

2/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Better than a lot of ice beers. That is not saying much, this is still awful in almost every way shape and form. The only thing that separates this is that it actually tastes somewhat like beer.
May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

1.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I will give this beer one thing, it went down smooth. Unfortunately it is not as smooth coming back up. First time I got drunk on this, I puked. Thinking it might not be the beer, i got drunk on it again. Same result, I cannot think about this beer without wanting to retch
Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 3.1 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 2.4 by brother_rebus from Maine

Feb 23, 2019
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

3.22/5  rDev +57.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Drank from a 12 ounce can. Score is based on the style.

Look - Weird and scatterbrained. The light background picture of the Plank Road Brewery building is on a weird slant, as is the bulldog picture, which is on par with all the millions of high school bulldog mascot pictures. The claim of "uncommonly smooth" is bold, and I wonder just how true it'll be.

Smell - Yep, smells like a beer. Very corny with that air of wet grain. Nothing much of note here, but nothing bad either.

Taste - The essence of beer. Like the smell, it's exactly what comes to mind when you think AAL. Very mild and balanced, sweet but not overly sweet, just enough earthiness without tasting dirty. Don't think I'd ever turn down a can if I was offered one.

Feel - Surprisingly little carbonation with a light-medium body. It truly is uncommonly smooth.

Overall - A random cheap beer that's good and hasn't been picked up by the hipster crowd yet? This is a true rarity.
Feb 05, 2019
Rated: 2.31 by Dardel from Missouri

Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 3.45 by Kraizeeangel from Illinois

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 2 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 2 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 5 by Lola_jones08 from Texas

Sep 18, 2018
Rated: 2.1 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 5 by VivaTheHate from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 1.24 by Corgs22 from Wisconsin

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 2.03 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 22, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +80.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 6/4/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A touch of fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light corn/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice pale adjunct lager. All around nice obustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean pale malt/grain flavors, and nice earthy hop presence for the style. Really nice barley presence, and not overdone on adjuncts at all. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected of Miller.
May 12, 2018
Rated: 1.59 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 1.65 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 06, 2018
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Reviewed by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

2.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Appearance – Clear yellow beer with a thin layer of head.

Aroma – Light hoppiness but not very distinctive.

Taste – Funky, like a draft beer in a keg. Not sour funky, more like a little old or lightstruck.

Mouthfeel – Somewhat thin.

Overall – Not a great beer by any means
Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 2.1 by Foxman27 from Iowa

Feb 22, 2018
Rated: 2 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 15, 2018
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Rated by Arild929 from Arkansas

4.76/5  rDev +133.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Great, commercial beer, bold, smooth.
Dec 25, 2017
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Rated by OldSchoolMike from North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Maybe a step above regular Miller.
Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 1.63 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 15, 2017
Rated: 1.94 by sglooney316 from Texas

Oct 28, 2017
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