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RATINGS: 3333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Really light amber color, ultra malty, with some caramel. Really thin, and not terribly exciting. Not as interesting as most Rogue offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2003
I did love that sound, classy aroma this beer has. Substantial malt base mixed up with good hops. Alcohol adds some torque as well. All this is reflected in flavour zone. Maybe here Rouge is slightly less sure of it self. With all its size it misses champion’s heart. Overall still very nice late night brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2003
(65o ml bottle) Pours a medium, frothy, almond head and an orange-amber body. Slightly tart nose with a nostril full of hops. Pleasant Saaz hops with caramel. Nice stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Nice honey colour, pours a small head, slightly spicy nose, grassy and caramelly notes. Almost no carbonation. Strong, has the characteristics of a true traditional ale. Got this at C’est What in Toronto for 11 bucks, the chintzy bastards. Nice, but worth the price? Never.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - OCT 3, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Looks like an amber, seeing as how Rogue’s Amber looks too dark to be an amber. Beautiful color and even better taste. Nice head and you can definitely tell that its a Rogue by its complex taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Darker brown in colour with a medium creamy head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Malty and yeasty nose, hops and some malts in the taste. Medium strength bitter as the taste progresses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
This is a very drinkable beer that is super-smooth. Nice hazy orange-amber body with a decent head in a pint glass. The head leaves a faint lace. Moderate aroma that is not overpowering, very enticing. Floral hops are noticable, as well a slight malt sweetness. The taste is clean and much lighter than I was expecting. Very well balanced with a good, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2003
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of yeast. The color is a clear amber or red and it has a small collapsing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with notes of oranges and yeast. An OK beer - but nothing special. A had much higher hopes for this one - coming from Rogue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Malty hop nose, deep amber color, nice head, the flavor is way out there, just fantastic, i love the sharp crisp mouth feel that I get from this, a great ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 This was sampled from the 64oz. jug/growler.I'd have to agree w/ the commercial description on this one(deep honey color)Smells of that sweet Rogue malt blend of perfection.The taste just rocks if you ask me.Very malty sweet/not too thick/great use of some lively hops to make this very quaffable and balanced.I slept on the chance to try this one for a good 6 months and I'm glad I waited.I don't consider this their weakest effort.It's the session Rogue(especially for these fall months coming up) The 12oz. bottles just don't taste nearly as flavorful and fresh(3.3).I will try the 22oz. & buy the 2 remaining 64 oz.'s this week.By the way the 22oz.s are better than the 12oz. but the 64 is the bomb & the draft?(wow) Needs more hops and a touch of Co2.


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