Red Wolf

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Lager - American Amber / Red
2.41 | pDev: 36.1%
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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PremiumChoicesnonIPA from Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +85.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was 27 ish and had recently came back from 4 years overseas, thought I knew everything. I loved this beer, the temperature sensitive labels were a bonus (bottles only) also. The other reviews seem a little tough on the Wolf, but, I loved the strength and the flavor.

Apr 02, 2021
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

2.79/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance – Clear amber beer with a low head.
Aroma – Light hoppiness, not characterizable as to type.
Taste – Light grainy malts, slight roasted character.
Mouthfeel – A little thin but overall not bad.
Overall – Average beer but better than an adjunct.

Feb 27, 2018
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.45/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Wow, talk about a blast from the past review wise. Was this an answer to the Miller "Red Dog" entrance into the market in the 90s? I think so.

Red in the name beer pours amber and red. More color than yellow AAL. This was back when something 5.4% was "strong" like ice beer. Aroma was heavy on the corn and alcohol though, not pleasant.

This stuff seemed thicker, stronger. Had a ton of carbonation, stinging alcohol, long boil high alpha acid no flavor hops. It was basically an AAL but with enough roasted malt that it took on another color but almost zero flavor from the different malt that was beyond the color of yellow. I guess image was everything to this beer.

Jan 09, 2017
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Overlord from California

2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I cannot believe I have never reviewed Red Wolf.

Pours a (wait for it) reddish amber, with a gold tint to it. Big white foam head.

Smells like familiar corn skunk lager, and tastes ... like familiar corn skunk lager (with maybe a bit more body and heft to it).

One of the better macrobrews, which isn't saying much. Too carbonated and the mouthfeel is watery and thin.

Jun 29, 2008
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rodenbach99 from Canada (QC)

2.23/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I drank It on tap.

A: Copper-amber beer, probably from tincture. chimical head, we must think it's a blond lager with red-color.
N: nothing there,
T: very light, some malt on the palate. short.
M:very thin, bland.
D: In the style of rickard's red. no real interest for the beer lover

Dec 26, 2007
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BeerBeing from Pennsylvania

1.28/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Presentation: 12oz brown glass US-generic longneck bottle, white and red on brown label

Appearance: reddish color, small head, no laceing

Smell: generic sweety, nothing else

Taste: light body, watery, very little malt and hops, nothing else

Notes: not a good one

Aug 27, 2005
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beerguy101 from California

2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not much to this beer. Why do I waste my time drink this macro pap?? Red color, medium head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Not very malty, not very hoppy beer. Lighter taste, not much flavor, a hint of malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is a little spritzy. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Sep 02, 2003
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ElGuapo from New Jersey

1.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The pour is damn impressive for a macro. Amber with a big off-white head that leaves lace. Aroma is sweet, but it is a bit bitter if you take a closer whiff.

The flavor is bitter. Not really a "red" flavor. Some malts, but you can tell it is A-B. Not easy at all to drink. I got a free 6er of this, and that is the only way I would ever get it. I will definitely not drink any more than 1, and I may not even finish one. Skunky and dirty tasting. It tastes like bad water.

Mar 18, 2003
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proc from Michigan

1.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Amber in color. Slightly watery with a light, burnt malt taste. Very, almost eerily similar to Killian's. This was (is?) a very weak attempt to market a specialty/amber lager. Thin and not really worth the time.

Nov 20, 2002
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Kwak from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +74.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Red wolf.
Head:Thick creemy rich malty to the taste
Body:Sharp clear well carbonated.Nice amber hue.
Taste:Malty caramel with a little hops.

This is one hell of a beer ,good alternative to bud!

Nov 19, 2002
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