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RATINGS: 3757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
I know this says honey in color, but it had a light honey smell to it so I thought. The color was more a hazy dark copper to me but I could see how one could call it honey. I am not actually sure what the flavor was, but it was very clean and refreshing. This one went down smooth and was very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Beer is a dark cloudy orange color with a large white head that is short lived. Aroma is light and mostly malt. Taste starts with sweet malts and finishes with a fair amount of hops. A well balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Pours light amber with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of spicy flowery hops, sweet caramel, and toasted malts. Taste is rich, sticky, and malty enough to be a Bock. Nice and hoppy finish. Has a medium body and high carbonation. There is some ale fruitiness hiding underneath the malts, but it’s hard to find. Pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BruinBeer (6) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 9, 2005 does not count
Good stuff! My first introduction to good US microbrews. It was pretty damn strong at first but it started tasting great toward the end of the bottle. Will definitely drink again if the price is right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
multibeast (13) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Recommend this one from Rogue, it’s one of my favorites. Orange and red color with a nice finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle. Nice dark reddish-orange color. Good tasting beer, strong bitter hoppy aftertaste. Good fizz and overall a good beer. Recommened.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 (Re-rating) Draught. Pours a kind of cloudy brown with very thin white head. The aroma is toffee with hints of butterscotch (which is a little offputting because of memories of a raunchy Dead Guy Ale I had recently that tasted like buttermilk). Flavor is some malt, some toffee, and some hops. They don’t seem to be particularly well-balanced. The beer as a whole lacks some harmony. I used to drink Dead Guy a lot, then went quite some time without it, and seem to remember it being better. Perhaps my tastes have changed.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Almost no head. Honey color. Honey sweetness. Deep flavor with strong wheat bitterness balanced with malt sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b7j0c (10) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
nice color and aroma on this maibock, and as others have mentioned, clearly grainy taste. one of my regular purchases.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Bottle: Cloudy copper color witha fizzy, off-white head and sticky lacing. It has wonderful aromas of wheat, brown sugar and syrup. The taste is different than you would expect having taken in the aromaa. It is marked by a higher alcohol flavor with lots of carbonation that isn’t my favorite combo, but I can deal with it. Another taste is a a strong, bitter wheat. The aftertaste is great which beckons the beer enthusiast to take another gulp. I also noticed that towards the end, some of the flavors started to resemble a weaker version of a barley wine. This is another great example of Rogue’s repertoire.


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