Red Dog | Miller Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
55
awful
754 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful
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Red DogRed Dog
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
754
Reviews:
188
Avg:
2.2
pDev:
35.91%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
138
For Trade:
0
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Photo of petersonnic
1.61/5  rDev -26.8%
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 -18.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Krusader
1.9/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
2.15/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
1.18/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of NateDyk47
2.04/5  rDev -7.3%
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 -43.2%
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 +50.9%
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 -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JLK7299
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Tigerbrau
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.72/5  rDev -21.8%
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 -43.2%
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 +115.5%
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 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Johnct
1.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of wonothesane42
2.9/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.25/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IckyT2012
2.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hendryxdp
1.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of forshamegetit
2.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Standard domestic and cheap

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Photo of Squire123
1.45/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Who comes up with these names? I've never once seen a red dog.

But then I've never seen a Leprechaun wearing a green hat either. Or the St. Pauli girl in person. Ah, imagery. I suppose the Big Bad Dog is to conger up thoughts of manly drinking but real men don't drink labels, real men drink what they like. This stuff is lightly colored, lightly flavored (what flavor there is) and is beer by definition only. I don't know where we came across it but didn't remember drinking it until seeing it listed here.

I don't know anyone I dislike enough to force this on them. Now I remember why I couldn't remember it.

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Red Dog from Miller Brewing Co.
2.2 out of 5 based on 754 ratings.
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