Dog Bite High Gravity Lager | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
geneseebeer.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A lager with a hard bite shouldn't be hard to drink. That's why dog bite is brewed with select hops and malted barley for a well-balanced, mellow taste that'll have high-gravity drinkers coming back again and again.

Added by mactrail on 11-18-2010

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#44,777
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69
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138
pDev:
39.64%
 
 
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 69
Reviews by ErmahgerdBerrs:
Photo of ErmahgerdBerrs
1.86/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

One of the most foul glasses of swill I've ever had, but the cans are $1.49 locally and at 10%, two of them will easily drown away the memories of a shitty day.

Smells like rotting honey and tastes like a machine shop floor drain. Drink it ice cold and DO NOT let it get warm. It gets much worse.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of buschbeer
3.14/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

24 oz. can
Served in a Firestone Walker pils glass

A - It pours a crisp golden color that is devoid of any floating imperfections. The effervescent body continuously feeds a brilliant white cloud of foam that leaves traces of its presence down the side of the glass.

S - It has an initial sweet candy aroma. Upon further investigation I discover the scent of candied apple and some floral notes.

T - The taste begins sweet with some grain flavors. Then a floral taste crosses my palate. Then I get smacked with the alcohol. Then, as quickly as it came, the alcohol taste subsides leaving a clean, crisp finish.

M - Thin with biting carbonation.

O - This beer starts out a little harsh. Once the 8% numbs my tongue it becomes rather easy to drink. It is an exemplary example of an underappreciated style.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.42/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rock Wall Brewing Co. "Dog Bite High Gravity Lager"
24 oz. can, no freshness dating
$1.79 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Dog Bite is a surprisingly fruity malt liquor, delivering notes of apple and grape. It was so fruity in fact that I had to check the label to make sure it wasn't flavored. As to its being a "lager", yes it's lager yeast, but it's clearly fermented warm.

It appears in the glass like any other malt liquor with a deep golden body beneath a short head of white foam. The head retention is fairly good, and it actually leaves some really nice, although thin, lacing about the glass. It's somewhere between medium and medium-full in body, and just below standard carbonation at maybe 2.4 volumes CO2/liter which leaves it smooth across the palate.

The aroma is malty with the suggestion of fruit and a touch of alcohol.

Beyond the fruitiness there is alcohol, but it's not "hot", and there's also a note of sugary, almost mint (which may or may not be coming from hops) as well as a pleasant note of cereal and some floral character. It's not overly sweet though, especially for a malt liquor, and despite its limited bitterness it's still able to dry in the finish; and that's great because unlike many others in the category it doesn't build upon the palate.

Although I was initially surprised by the fruity component, it's not something negative within the style, and is actually pleasant. It gives it some character and charm. For fans of the style I'd say you have to check it out.

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Photo of JohnLasher92
2.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bought this at my local Kwik Fill after getting out of work. Wanted to try something I haven't had before.
Appearance: Golden malt liquor color. Didn't actually know this was considered Malt Liquor by most people.
Smell: Smells like your average american adjunct brew.
Taste: Really isn't bad, but isn't necessarily amazing either. Pretty average and definitely tastes more like an ale for a high gravity brew. Disguises the alcohol well.
Feel: Decent carbonation, and again this one tastes and feels just like a typical lager/ale all the way through.
Overall: Anyone who takes a look at the can before buying knows that this is something that is going to get you buzzed quickly. And for that, you should already know.49 what you are getting into (especially when you are paying less than 2 dollars for 24 ounces). I thought that for the style and price, this was a decent brew. I wouldn't seek this one out, but when I am looking to get my buzz on, this would definitely be an option. I paid $1.49 for this. Considering Blue Moon is the next step above this, and that you would have to drink two BM's to achieve the same buzz, this gives you the best bang for your buck (a pint of Blue Moon in my area is $2.20). I was also happy to find out Genesee Brewing Co. based out of Rochester where I am from, made this and not some mainstream Maco company like Coors or Bud Light which amazingly dominates the market. Overall, read my review and decide for yourself if this is something you would want to spend your pennies on. To each his own, but I would drink this again if I intended to get a buzz and enjoy a decent brew.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.13/5  rDev +41%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 24 fl oz can. Sampled on July 1, 2015.

Yellow pour. White head that fades.

Toasted biscuit, corn, and grassy hops on the nose.

Smoother than some malt liquors. Not cloying. A thin body.

The flavor has this strange vegetable oil character with the toasted biscuit and grassy hops. Not a headache-inducing malt liquor like so many of them can be for me. So that puts it in a slightly higher class IMO.

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Photo of metter98
2.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts are preset in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular along with faint hints of alcohol.
T: The taste follows the smell, but flavors of alcohol start to creep in. There is a lingering aftertaste of alcohol in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as offensive compared to some of the other malt liquors that I've had.

Serving type: can

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Photo of tubeyes
2.56/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A. Sudsy piss yellow
S. Sweet syrupy corn
T. More nasty sweetness
M. Crazy carbonation, corn rind aftertaste
O. Didnt expect much else, had from gas station at pride parade in Dallas

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Nasty yellow color, but it does product a full inch of head, even if it quickly vanishes with no lace, no trace. Aroma was metallic alcohol.

Fuck, the body is thin on this, lots of corn syrup, aluminum and rubbing alcohol. Eventually it starts to numb your senses with the alcohol burn and thin body. Man, I can appreciate some malt liquor, but this is asking too much of me.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.6/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a perfectly crystal clear light yellow. A white fizzy head dies quickly.

Aroma of corn, spent grain, spent hops, and fusel alcohol.

Flavor has a neutral note almost, then the corn and rice sweetness sets in. Small, stale hop does a little to balance, then a soft alcohol note. For 8% it could be more ghastly than it is.

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Photo of John_Squires
1.48/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Sometimes you get what you buy. I don't know what I expected but what I got was a flashy can and a bad taste in my mouth. If you just wanna get drunk and can hold your nose than go for it.

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Photo of Ethandomaingue
5/5  rDev +125.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nasty yellow color, but it does product a full inch of head, even if it quickly vanishes with no lace, no trace. Aroma was metallic alcohol.

Fuck, the body is thin on this, lots of corn syrup, aluminum and rubbing alcohol. Eventually it starts to numb your senses with the alcohol burn and thin body. Man, I can appreciate some malt liquor, but this is asking too much of me.

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Photo of witchfaerie
2.83/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little too sweet, good price for the quality. Anything is better than Bud or Coors, right? The aroma isn't bad. The name is catchy and reminiscent of upstate New York. I usually drink lager or ale warm, but this was ice cold. No way can I drink more than 4 oz. Just a bit too flavorful and I might gain weight. Italians make their beer and wines too sweet.

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Photo of generallee
2.46/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: It was poured from a 24oz can into a big mug. The label on the can lists the abv at 10%

Appearance: Dog Bite High Gravity Lager has a bright golden body with very good clarity and lots of visible carbonation. From the long pour I got a tall fluffy head that hung on longer than expected.

Smell: In the nose this one is big on corn cereal, raw grain and sweet syrupy corn.

Taste/Palate: The flavor matches its aroma plus it adds a slight over cooked vegetable undertone before finishing with some light earthy dry and bland hops.

Notes: Overall I am not a fan.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.43/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Huge thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this gem. Comes in a large, bright orange can.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. So far so good. Then as soon as you smell the beer you realize things are taking a turn for the worse. I get a lot of grain and grass notes with a little bit of orange mixed in. The flavor is more of the same with some grain and orange. Actually not bad for a malt liquor, but certainly not a good beer. The alcohol is very well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of ehammond1
1.81/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, StarRaptor!

A hugely carbonated, light golden-colored high-gravity lager. This can presents everything you hoped and feared it would be. Corn, miscellaneous grain, alcohol presence, and some aluminum combine to make...something hardly drinkable. A tick is a tick, but this won't be seeing my lips again.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.58/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Really weak yellow color, good 1" head that quickly vanishes leaving no lace. Aroma was of aluminum and alcohol. Do they even line these cans? Tastes au natural, this is the can to drink if you're one of those BPA causeheads! Further searching yields a sweet creamed corn malt base underneath the aluminum and alcohol aroma.

Taste, eeegad, I'm glad I was able to pawn most of this off on others. Alcohol, thin body, corn, corn syrup and metal. Pretty gross, tastes just like the label looks (terrible). I think as you drink more of it, you become a little accustomed to its shittiness, and you start to hallucinate and think you can taste green apple, that the fusel alcohol like flavors burning your ear, nose and throat pavillion aren't really as harsh as they were at first. Desensitizing I guess, which oddly, is a good thing when the beer starts out this bad.

Even judging to style, this is on the low end of things. If you really want to punish your taste buds, let it warm up on a sunny day. Starts to drink like its 80 proof stuff.

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Photo of CloudStrife
2.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

24oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on Aug 26th 2013.

A: Pours a clear pale golden yellow with a dense white head. Not much visible carbonation. Leaves some decent lacing behind as the head slowly fades over the course of a minute or two.

S: Not a very pleasant aroma, corn dominates the aroma giving a heavy macro lager feel. Can catch a whiff of that higher ABV.

T: Malts add some breadiness and a fair amount of sweetness. Alcohol remains well hidden only giving you a bit of a cringe after swallowing. Best drink this one cold before the malts show their true colors.

M: Light to medium body with slightly low carbonation. Alcohol is a bit sharp. Finish lingers a bit with a stickiness from the malts.

Overall its a good value if you're looking to get drunk and willing to sacrifice some flavor. Don't think I'll be going back for another round though.

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Photo of BrewMaven
2.93/5  rDev +32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found this while checking out a bev place I should go to more often..but that's another story.

A slightly reserved pour still kicks up a healthy head of white soapy bubbles..They didn't hang for long. The thin remaining cover did deposit some splotchy lace though.

Smells a bit sweet, a little solvent like with a touch of yeastiness..interesting.

Dare I sip a malt liquor? Nah, I think a manly mouthful is called for here..It brings initial sweetness along with a fairly biting carbonation and a definite alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is on the thick and slick side..seems to be the norm with these HG malt liquors.

This is one of the better of this genre based on it's drink-ability and, at a buck fifty for a 24oz can, even if it sucked it wouldn't hurt my conscience too much.

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Photo of GRG1313
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of bombventure
1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of tone77
2.13/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hints of corn. Taste is not very good, alcohol, plastic, a bit sweet, in a word, yuck. Feels light in the mouth with a slight alcohol burn and is not very drinkable. Overall this is a beer to be avoided.

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Photo of Ajlvt
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale lemon pour with a easy clarity revealing a heavy rapid effervesce of medium-dense macro-bubbles. A weakly holding bubbly, foamy head does little to impress and hold, leaving little in the way of window dressing (lace).

S: Fairly true to style, nose holds a light mixture of dried orange aroma and pale grains. Would of liked a bit more grainy flavor, yet was fairly clean with no off aromas, but still comes off average per style.

T: For flavor there was some graininess, a bit surprised with a touch of sweet cara-pils, orange honey and even a little bit of hops show up of herbal mentions. There is some alcohol but is well maintained for its 10%abv providing a gentle complimentary warming, Sweet gain base, some light corn-syrup, and a bit of herbal hops gives this something to think about.

M: High level of carbonation and bubbly activity. Fairly crisp with a medium resistance on the tongue. A bit maltier then your typical per style.

D: Served from a 24oz tall boy can. Amazing this is fairly easy to handle for a 10%abv drink, little if any heat, only a gentle warming in passing makes it feel several points lower.

Endnote: this is a American malt liquor and I judged it as so per style. Considering the competition and others per style this was fair to manage and not as bad as its overall rating may make it appear. Overall I feel this is worthy by style.

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Photo of emerge077
1.96/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Puured a bit of the can into a mug, fast moving carbonation perpetually rising. Bright gold, utterly clear though on closer inspection there's tiny bits of suspended sediment, like when dust hits a sunbeam. White sudsy head, lasting retention and even some drippy lacing around the edges. Looks like your average industrial lager.

Smells very sweet like apple juice, slightly floral, with some light artificial plastic phenols behind it. Ham-fisted fusel alcohol, reeks of sweet cloying fumes.

Taste is also very sweet, some apple and pear notes, envelope glue, isopropryl sharpness. Messy and slick on the tongue. Astringency in this beer is awful. Gag inducing and foul, can't help but pull a face when drinking it. Trying to drink more that a third of the can is proving to be a real chore. A novelty beer for the can, the beer inside is cheap swill (not that it's advertised as anything but). $1.09 can.

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Dog Bite High Gravity Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.22 out of 5 with 138 ratings