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Red Dog | Miller Brewing Co.

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761 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,568
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
761
pDev:
38%
Bros Score:
2.06
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
145
Trade:
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Photo of BenHoppy
1.63/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of sglooney316
1.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of briandschorr
1.66/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

This beer was my first beer at some college bar in Northridge, CA many moons ago. Hey, I was 18 and just starting to explore the beer world. So... The color is a straw yellow. Carbonation was practically non-existent. The nose was basically like corn meets the smell of cut grass; that was sitting in the lawnmower over the weekend. Taste... well, there is a reason that this beer is weak. The taste was water mixed with a bland element of corn flakes. Very little else. Sad. Mouthfeel is watery with nearly no carbonation. Overall, not a strong beer.

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Photo of kraut6363
2.73/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nace4
2.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TPZEM
2.23/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a golden straw yellow. Thick creamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells of corn and not really much else. Tastes almost the same with a very watery mouthfeel. What can I say about the beer that everyone has had? It's not good. It's not even really bad. But it's a throwback to the 90's and tastes more of nostalgia than flavor. Not really good for a hearty tasting event, but if you are just looking to drink cheaply tonight, this beer is for you.

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Photo of Duder_Jables880
1.54/5  rDev -23%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It's cheap, and it comes in big cans. If you just want to get sloshed cheaply, it's there for you. You can do worse on a budget.

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Photo of petersonnic
1.61/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

The worst beer I've ever come across. Will never buy it again. If it was in my fridge, I'd probably throw it out to make room for Busch Light. It's that bad.

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Photo of Jlabs
1.79/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Krusader
1.9/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
2.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
1.18/5  rDev -41%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of NateDyk47
2.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The only reason I'm not rating this a 0 is because I followed this up with Icehouse Edge, which was somehow much worse than this. Not a fan of the beer, but $1.00 24oz cans ain't too shabby

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
1.25/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Buddies and I used to drink this madness when were underage and had no choice. Now I wouldn't even serve it to prisoners at Gitmo because it would be too cruel a torture.

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Photo of workingclassbrew
3.32/5  rDev +66%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Been waiting to find a 40 or something of the Dog, I didnt want to spend the cash on a 30 can case. Red Dog was one of the first I branched out to in the early 90''s after my many cases of my go-to Blatz returnables. Finally found a 24oz can for a $1.69. Ha this is gonna be good.

Start this of with a shot of Early Times to "cleanse the palate". Lets crack this can into a lager mug., to see the sights!...Typical pale gold lager. Grainy, faint metallic aroma.

I threw this in the freezer for 20 minutes out of the garage. So far, light, smooth on the tongue. I remember seeing the billboards in Madison before this came out, of course the bulldog caught my eye. It was popular around town for a bit. So far, so good, Nothing spectacular, but easy drinking. Letting it warm a bit. Nice to drink from the 24. Nice touch of sweetness, but just a bit, very smooth, low carbonation. Easy to put away a few of these....memories, can hear the ladies from Xscape singing in the background from our early twenties, good memories, good brew.

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Photo of dvmin98
2/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JLK7299
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Tigerbrau
1/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.72/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Appearance – The beer was yellow with almost no carbonation.

Smell – The beer smelled of old dry grass.

Taste – Like a restarant that throws fruit or vegetables into water to give it a hint of taste, this taste like water with a bit of hay.

Mouthfeel – So there is almost no carbonation, and it feels like water.

Overall – I remember drinking this with Jalepano Krunchers regularly in the mid-90’s. Thank God those days are gone.

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Photo of Schlitz74
1.25/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Poured from a 24 oz. can, it pours your typical pale yellow color, and has very little head. It is not very good, it is watery and bland tasting. Nothing special here.

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Photo of Pog4life23
4.74/5  rDev +137%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good taste great price. Definite go to.

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Photo of dmorgan310
2.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Johnct
1.93/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Red Dog from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2 out of 5 with 761 ratings
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