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RATINGS: 3503   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Pours dark orange. Lots of malt in the aroma, a little caramel, too. Sweet flavor. Not too bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2004 Maibock, maybe. Not a bad drink, pouring a creamy orange/brown body with an interesting frothy head. Sweet malty aroma, hints of toffee or caramel. Smooth sweet taste. Not much like a bock, but a realy smooth drink. I had a barrel-aged version of this at a festival in Chicago. The lifelessness of that drink caused me to lower my ratings of this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Bottle: I don’t think I’ve had a bad beer from Rogue, and this certainly wasn’t going to change that. It has rich malt flavor, caramel, toasted malt, some smoke, and a well balanced bitterness coming from the hops. It was a well made brew, but I have definitely had better Bocks that this. Slightly above average at best.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Delicious, like a fine delicacy. Decadent and delightful. Smooth and creamy (mm!), even chocolatey. But still red-translucent. Heavy tasting, but maybe too heavy?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
(Draft: San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, CA) The tap handle was that of the Rogue Maierbock; Maierbock or Dead Guy Ale, it’s a very flavorful and enjoyable maibock with mildly sweet, rich maltiness, toasty, lightly smoky, and is balanced by a moderately bitter hop bite; The beer remains extremely well balanced from start to finish; Higher alcohol content seems evident in the flavor; Medium body, with a soft, luxurious coating palate; The nose is sweet and malty with a nice carmel aroma; Light amber color; Off-white head has good size on the pour, showing solid head retention, as it very gradually drops to a thin layer; Not much lacing though

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On tap. Really smooth and creamy, couldnt’ really place the taste on this, but thats not bad. Nice one by Rogue

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Amber appearance with light brown colored head. It had a malty smell with a sweet hint. A slightly bitter candy taste that didn’t finish well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Amber liquid with a good head. Has a strong malty taste. Has a caramel smell to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is fruity and malty with a definite caramel smell. I don’t mean to copy the commercial description but pours a hazy "deep honey." That’s about as perfect as you can describe the color. Small off-white head with a little retention. Initial taste is malty with caramel but is a little weak. Some nut flavors as well. The most dominate flavors come in the mostly hoppy and lightly sweet finish. Moderate bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Bomber bottle served at fridge temps.Amber color,typical one finger head.Aroma was mild toffee with a hint of malt. Slightly bitter with an odd caramally taste and dryish finish. Ok but I like the bottle art better.Probably won’t buy again.There are sooo many mid level beers as good or better than this,IMO.


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