Red Dog
Miller Brewing Co.

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American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #456
Ranked #47,975
1.94 | pDev: 40.72%
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
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Reviews: 197 | Ratings: 784
Photo of bornridiculous
1.89/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Found one of these left over from a party, I figured I would rate it. It pours a pale golden color with a strong head that fades quickly. It smells faintly like a floor that has had beer spilled on it a week ago. The taste is tangy sweet with a crapload of carbonation. This beer is an adjunct lager that is cheap and a vehicle for alcohol, not much more.

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Photo of BierFan
2.58/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass.

Clear pale body, 1-2 fingers of white foam. Smells and tastes like what it is, a cheap adjunct lager. You know exactly what you're getting when you buy this. It tastes exactly like dozens of others in the style. This isn't really better or worse than any of the others. Just another mediocre example of mass-produced cheap beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
1.1/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

First had: bottle from a friend's fridge somewhere, sometime

General adjunct lager by Miller, under the guise of something else. Pours a pale, straw-yellow, fizzy, with a thin, bubbly head that recedes to just about nothing. Aroma of pale malts, grains, and light indistinct hops. Taste of beer juice. Light mouthfeel, fizzy and weak, not flavorful at all, but goes down like water, if you want to get wasted that way.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Amazing clarity, straw yellow, mild head to it. Standard. Industrial metallic bitterness and corn syrup mixed with water from the aroma. Nothing red in appearance about this one.

Hops are present, or something that makes this bitter and tingly. Plenty of corn. Carbonation is high.

Rough aftertaste, flows from bitter to rancid. A very musty taste, like they wanted it to compliment a smoky bar with such an aftertaste.

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Photo of outlawstar102
3.92/5  rDev +102.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think this beer is unfairly bashed. When I judge beers, i factor in how much i paid for it, and honestly, when i can get a 30 pack of cans for $12 or a 12pk of bottles for $6, i am not expecting an amazing beer. When compared to all the other cheap beers: Milwaukee's Best, Busch Light, Keystone, etc. It is definitely the best out of all of them. It is not my favorite beer, but when money is an issue, or if it is the only thing to drink, i would not be upset. I really do think it is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.26/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yea! Rde Doggy Daw-u-dogg! Yeah its a throw back but gots to review it. The Dawg is a typical miller product. Golden clear good carbonation that gives a sudsy white head for a short time. There is no smell beside grain. The taste is typical nothing real notible. The mouthfeel is standard...lawn mower beer!

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Photo of JMad
1.78/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I drank this from a tall pub glass...

The beer looks like your average macro, yellow with a thin white head that was gone in seconds. It smells like sweet and sour corn. Whoa, it's very watery, tastes like old water, it's musty. This is not anything I would ever want to drink again, it is very thin and the taste is not pleasant at all.

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Photo of mrseano
1.46/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Straw colored.

S: Terrible. Possibly the worst smelling beer with an odor that smells musty and like corn.

T: Fairly hoppy, unexpectedly, for this type of beer. After slight hops diminish it has no real taste except for a slight hint of fermented stale corn.

M: Light and watery. Disappears from palate very quickly.

O: Avoid. Bad, cheap beer that I got for free. Would never buy, as it has no quality taste and smell is awful.

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Photo of NaLoGra
2.9/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ok this beer serves one purpose: to get drunk. If you have that goal in mind, this is the perfect penny pinching beer for you!

My favorite "poor mans beer," Red Dog tops natural light or milwaukee's best for me in every category. Beer store in my area sells red dog for $17 a 24-pack of bottles. Sold me on it.

Im not going to review it like a normal beer because it doesnt really apply....but I will say that it tastes a hell of a lot better than other college beers out there, for only a few more bucks.

Attitude going in to a night of red dog drinking: "why not?"

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Photo of MikeRa
2.56/5  rDev +32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer at Turf Club Center City:

A: A pale golden color with little or no head and lacing

S: This beer is a hoppy beer, with traces of corn, rice, and earthy musty hops

T: This beer has a averave taste

M: This beer is crisp and goes down smooth

D: This is a beer to drink if you are drinking all day

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Photo of JayS2629
2/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- pale yellow with fast fading frothy head and minimal soapy lace.

S- Surpringly hoppy compared to most miller products. Corn, water, rice, earthy musty hops

T- Musty, watery, corn and faint light grains

M- Crisp, light, watery

D- Easy to drink but boring. Musty taste is a turn off. Just another cheap watered down BMC beer.

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Photo of richkrull
2.97/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red Dog is really not as bad as most people think. It's a pretty easy to drink beer and for the price, it's tough to beat. Another beer that I'm surprised they bottle though as this beer is really meant to be drank from a 30-pack.

A - It's a very light golden color.

S - Not good. Smells like a stale fart.

T - Pretty decent. Not much aftertaste.

M - OK, feels like a light beer.

D - You can drink this stuff all day and not worry about getting full.

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Photo of Distilled10
2.37/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Red Dog! The poor mans, "lets get piss drunk" drink of choice!

A: A dehydrated piss yellow color.

S: A strong sent of hops.

T: A surprising amount of hops, as well as corn. On top of that it's watery as hell.

M: A light, crisp feel, with a mild amount of carbonation,

D: If you asked me if I wanted one of these to drink, while knowing there are better choices, I would laugh and say no.
But for those of you college dorm room kids out there with little to no money in your pocket and are looking for a way to say you drank a beer or two, this is your best choice, just make sure you don't tell anyone who knows a little and or anything about beers, they'll just laugh.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.42/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I bummed a can of this off a friend of mine since I had no desire to buy a 30-pack of this for $12 knowing that it was not going to be good.

If you're in college with no money, then Red Dog is your beer! But if you like a good flavor with your beer, this is one to avoid. Red Dog pours a very pale yellow color and has the familar scent that American Adjunct Lagers have. There is very little flavor almost to the point that it tastes like beer flavored water. On the upside it does drink fairly smooth and does not leave a bad after taste.

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Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev +80.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma and taste are the normal macro ingredients.This beer is fresh and pretty drinkable.I imagine this is at it's best during the hot summer months when it's ice cold.I would recommend and would purchase again.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.67/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I poured into a pint glass to three fingers of white head. This offering is straw colored. The smell is sweet and grassy. The taste isn't as sweet as some adjuncts. It really doesn't have a whole lot of flavor. There is plenty of carbonation that offers a slight bite. It goes down like water and has the consistency to match.

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Photo of UpNorthLager
2.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dull gold into my pilsner glass, a nice head quickly subsided. Definitely has a flavor, though I'm not yet adept enough to describe it. If pressed, I would say it has that Miller Flavor, the beer-like flavor that Lite has, just a little more of it. There's little aroma, and the flavor quickly fades away.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
2.46/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drank from the bottle. There is nothing Red about this beer. Pale yellow, goldish color with large head that is pretty foamy. Basic bland flavorless brew, very refreshing and thirst quenching. Crisp over cooked rice flavors, mouthfeel is somewhat dry.

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Photo of GNR4life2
3.3/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Red Dog! I can drink this all night and still wake up with no hang over whats so ever except a little cotton mouth but thats easily cured with a glass of water. This is my go to beer when I am dead broke and wanna get piss poor drunk.

A:very very yellow

S: Very hoppy and corn scent

T: I tasted a lot of corn and hops. Its one of those beers that no matter how fast you drink or how much you drink you will never get sick.

M: Crisp, refreshing, light and a bit of carbonation.

D: If given a case I could drink it all day, especially on a hot day. Good and cheap, can't complain!

Serving type: can

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Photo of hardy008
1.03/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Reviewed from notes.

Pale yellow color with a white foamy head with poor retention. Smells of cooked corn, and tastes like it too. Very unappealing on many different levels. Over carbonated, extremely watery, and a poor excuse for beer. I will try anything once, but this will not get a second chance.

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Photo of phillipzayas
1.03/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I actually went and got a six pack of this stuff to give it a fair chance. I figured it had a nice puppy on the front and was being sold along with Old Mil and Mickey's, how bad could it be??

So I can't believe I am reviewing this beer but I am. Pale color, smells like burnt corn, tastes like corn and has the carbonation of a bad soda. Mouthfeel = water. HOLY BITE ON IT! You take a sip and this one kicks you right back in the mouth in an unpleasant way. It fizzes like soda.

On par with Old Milwaukee. Still, this is one for if you just want to get really trashed and don't care about beer at all. If you want a bit of alcohol in water then here's your beer.

It actually smelled a bit like homeless people.


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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again. I remember when I use to really like this brew.

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Photo of jwc215
2.56/5  rDev +32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear straw yellow with a decent-sized foamy head that fizzles down slowly, leaving minimal trailing lace.

The smell is of cooked veggies and popcorn - mild though. Otherwise, pretty vacant.

The taste is sweet, mild grain and tonic water. Not overly sweet, though, with no detectable hops. Finishes with a touch of sweetness and a watery nothing. Nothing to it, really.

It has a somewhat oily, light body. Not too fizzy for the style, giving it a smoothness in a "chugging" sense.

A bland, mildly sweet cheap beer. It might be alright for a quick refresher when breaking out in a sweat. Not a terrible cheap macro lager, but not good either. Scored for what it is... but - there are so many out there like this it would get lost in a sea of bland cheap macro lagers...

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Photo of roddwolff
1.69/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I already reviewed "RED pig mexican ale" now follows "RED dog"; Look: Bright yellow color, no foamy head; Smell: Smooth, malt and grain, nothing new; Taste: Corn syrup and rotten pineapple; Mouthfeel: Watery, fizzy, very sweet, light body; Drinkability: Nothing good to talk about, in fact the taste is bad, but i liked the beer eating "quesadillas", also is very cheap.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +98.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the price this one often goes for, it's a damn good beer. I purchased these 6-packs of 16 oz. cans for $2.99 each (that's $11.96/case) in December, 2009.

This beer has a standard thick head and golden, bubbly appearance. It has the stereotypical American style lager smell. The taste is very good and quite similar to others in it's genre (think beer). Mouthfeel is watery and light. Red Dog has the bite one expects from this style. Overall, I have to rate this as a very fine beer. It's as good, if not better, than other higher-priced beers in its class (Budweiser, MGD, Coors). That being the case, why not purchase this and save a bundle? Red Dog definitely holds its own against the others. I've always had a lot of respect for this one.


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Red Dog from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 50 out of 100 with 784 ratings