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RATINGS: 3485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogue’s proprietary "PacMan" ale yeast. It is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops.
In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved popular and was incorporated into a bottled product a few years later with MaierBock as the elixir.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brucebruce81 (258) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 16, 2012
This beer was good great taste but still get the hip flavor i got it at the cheyenne brew fest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (273) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 22, 2014
0,33 bottle from Pivoljub. Pours hazish amber witih minimal white head. Hoppy nose. Aroma is hoppy, caramel. Sweet taste with hints of bitterness. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (367) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
Fruits, bread, malts and hints of orange peel in the aroma. Amber with a white head. Medium + sweet and medium bitter, Medium to full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall quite a well accomplished brew, just not my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
355 mL bottle. Orange gold pour with a medium off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of fruit, orange, earth. Taste is slightly sweet, honey, caramel. Lightly bitter finish with some nice floral hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1443) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours a pretty clear copper with a thin head that disappears fast and leave only few traces on the glass. Nose is of cereals and alcohol, bready. Taste is of same all-bran-ish cereals and lightly bitter. This isn’t what I remember this dead guy being but maybe my tastes evolved. Body is medium-full, carbonation somewhat low and mouthfeel really oily or maybe even a little sticky. Alcohol shows and warms you pretty much throughout, quite surprising for such a "light" brew. Overall I thought it was OK but not much more, I won’t be back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (321) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
There are (as the description states) indeed references to the Maibock but in my experience it is much more an IPA. And a very good one, wonderful balanced taste, very lively and fruity. I love it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ckilly (17) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I'm a fan of IPAs and I really sharp, sometimes bitter, high alcohol brews. This selection was very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (46) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Nose is nothing too distinct, sort of nutty and toasty. Flavor comes across big, though, with an excellent malt/hops balance. No floral overtones here. Just a deep roasted caramel taste that is rich, powerful and thirst quenching. The heller bock category needs choices like this. Not overly complex. Just good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (358) - - NOV 15, 2014
Drank with Masum @ Kandinsky 13-11-2014. I liked the beer. It is well-balanced and has a sweet taste. It is a pleasant beer to drink, okay. Not spectacular but nice, fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Classic Rogue beer, apparently a true, i.e. bottom-fermented, German light bock initially but top-fermented nowadays, like many Dutch spring bocks. Off-white, thinly structured head breaking open quickly but leaving a steady rim and some lacing, colour a warm and deep orange blonde, clear with slow fizz, cloudy with deposit. Fruity aroma of orange peel, passion fruit, cake, honey, dough, cookies, mango, single malt, something very earthy especially after adding the deposit, hints of cigarette tobacco, chicken soup, hazelnuts, fried eggs, cooked pear and a kind of faint ’rotting’ smell I can’t quite put my finger on - and which fascinates me rather than putting me off. Vivid fruity onset, mango, red apple, hint of orange, rounded and slick, somewhat flat and undercarbonated mouthfeel (which explains the limited head retention), nutty, caramelly, soft bready backbone, finishing in nutty maltiness covered by a resinous, somewhat oily, citrussy and herbal hop bitterness, long and dry and being accompanied by some slightly warming, gin-like alcohol. I’d say this is a typical American take on the style; other top-fermented helles bockbiers I tasted were a lot sweeter and less hoppy. Interesting, not the most complex Rogue I had so far, but very enjoyable even in autumn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tonypreto (49) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12oz bottle poured into pint glass. My first heller bock. Thought it was a solid beer. Head dissapated rapidly, had a rich, dark golden color. Would suggest it if you’re trying to switch things up for sure.

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