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RATINGS: 3746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Dark amber color, with a thin lacy head. Smells a little bland, not as hearty as I’d like for a maibock, but not aweful either. Flavor isn’t offensive, but like the aroma isn’t much to write home about. Rogue’s other beers are much better, I dont think they’re as good at emulating german brews as they are at the other styles I’ve tried.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Suprisingly available at a chain supermarket in a 6 pack. Pours a nice rich brown, slightly cloudy, catches light well to make red and orange highlights. Smells and tastes like a very hearty dark germanic beer that’s been aged a bit, some sweetness, lots of complex maltiness (since there’s 4 kinds of malts in it!), and a very faint hop profile. A little alcohol ad’s to the sharpness. I didn’t find it especially smooth (has a lot of bite to it), but it’s quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Sweet at the start. Sweet at the end. A slight hop kick in the middle. Not much aroma. Overall, this is a smooth, drinkable, refreshing beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerlover82 (234) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Dark amber/copper with a little head but good lacing.Malty aroma and taste. Medium body. Smooth and pleasent.Nothing special, but quit enjoyable and well-crafted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Copper/amber pour with just a little head. Citrus, some lt. floral, and dark fruits provided a pleasant aroma. Nice sweet malty flavor (primarily caramel) along with a nice Saaz hop balance. Smooth mouthfeel and very-well balanced. Finish carried through sweet malt and some pine. Well-crafted brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
Couleur cuivrée aux reflets orangés, moyenne quantité de mousse pleinement diminuante ne laissant aucune trace sur le dessus du liquide. Pleins de minuscules dépôts flottent partout dans le liquide. Toffee, citrons, oranges, herbes et douce levure habitent sur une planète rendant hommage au CARAMEL. Maltée et douce en bouche, les saveurs de caramel légèrement brûlé perdurent pour l’éternité. Finale moyennement amérisante bien balancée par le sucre et la douceur des malts. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, carbonatation discrète mais toujours présente. Bouteille, Bièrepholie, Février 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Pours an amber color... pretty sweet with a malty flavor... it’s smooth then has a gentle bite then goes smooth again... fairly easy drinking with a lingering aftertaste...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2005
Amber with fading, off-white head. Very sweet, pruny nose. A sweet, malt-dominated taste, followed by a comfortable hop spicyness. Easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Mahogany brown color with a slight haze. Deep dark roasted flavor with a honeylike apricot flavor. Tremendous palate and taste with a beatifully soft delicate smooth finish. Excellent palate with a slight hint of alcohol. Powerful taste and string hoppy feel smacks your tastebuds. This is a a winner of all catagories.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Got it in a 64 oz. growler. Dark amber color. Kind of sweet, very smooth and malty. Very easy to drink. I’d drink this again any time.


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