September 17, 2008

Red Dog

Iím trying to clean the fridge out of left over donated beer. I donít remember when this particular beer made it to my house, but I do remember who brought it. It was Bruce of Back to the Batcave. Now he bought a case of this for himself to drink, not for me to do a review on. I just asked him to leave a couple for me to review kind of as a joke. So this one does not count against Bruce. I wasnít in the mood for anything particularly flavorful or good for that point tonight, so I thought it would be a good choice. Tonight Iím reviewing Red Dog by the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, WI (AKA Miller).


It came in an aluminum can. There is a picture of a red bull dog on it, and in white letters outlined in red with a black background it says Red Dog sideways. It also claims to be uncommonly smooth. The main body of the can is silver in color.

The color is a pale gold color. Itís clear, you can see through it easily with no distortion. You can see the carbonation bubbles rise through it easily. What head there is made up of tiny ultra-white bubbles. It disappears quickly leaving nothing on the top of the beer or any lacing on the side of the glass.

There is a scent of malts and yeast to the beer that combine to remind me of boiled corn. Itís not the most pleasant smell, but yet not a horrible turn off either. The flavor is very subtle grain combination. There is almost no hint of hops or even bitterness to it at all. There was no noticeable aftertaste.

This is a light bodied beer that borders on almost being medium bodied. There is a very mild carbonation level to it.

I remember when this beer first came out. I was in college and you could buy it cheap. This is not a beer I would go out of my way to buy, but itís not undrinkable. There are a ton of other beers that I would pick up before buying Red Dog. Basically the only way Iíd drink this is if it is free or if it was really cheap and I was hard up for money. Overall I give it 3 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in at September 17, 2008 08:16 PM | TrackBack

So sue was good back in the day!

Posted by: Bruce at September 19, 2008 06:13 PM