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RATINGS: 3606   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 Rogueís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Copper color with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Flavor is on the sweet side, with caramel and a good dose of hops. A little thin. Probably my least favorite Rogue beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Poured a clear copperish-amber with a small white head that dissipated completely. Light vinuous aroma. Taste seems to have some grape and slight spice character. However, it has a strong watered-down impression, not unlike most macros surprisingly. Drinkable, but very disappointing considering who brewed it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2004
This Ale is decent but not what I had expected. I heard that this beer was very flavorful and bitter, but it is very mediocore tasting with little zest. Slightly carbonated with a slightly malty taste and little flavor. I think this beer would be better from the cask but im not sure. Do like the name of the beer though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2004
it smells like really sweet bread, and it just tastes so darn good, so malty and the lassy head lasts for ever

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2004
I wrote down my impressions of this beer than lost it, so the above ranking is my most generous recollection of scores. I just donít care for this. I can clearly recognize that it is a distinct, quality beer, but I just canít take it. There is something smoky (i.e. smoked salmon) about it that sticks with me unbearably. Iíve tried this several times over the years and itís just not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Had this on tap at Dr. Dremoís. Dead Guy came out a dark amber color with not much head to it, probably due to the bartender more than the beer. The aroma has a pleasant hoppy citrus smell with creamy malt and fruity smell to go along. Taste starts off with a bitter hoppiness with spiciness to it. A nice creamy malt flavor on the back to provide some balance. It has a nice mouthfeel and is very drinkable. Has enough complexity to keep you coming back and it would make for a good session beer

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 May, 2003: 12 oz bottle from Bottles, London. I can see why they call it a bock, but I thought it was an American Pale Ale until I came here to rate it. Sticky sweet with a healthy dose of bitter hops. This is obviously the most popular Rogue - 305 ratings. Very smooth and clean. Despite the sweet malt and bitter hops this has little in the way of character or finesse, apart from a sort of plastic barbeque quality. Itís like a clumsy homebrew. [2.1]
Nov, 2004: BBE Jan, 2004. Real ugly when not drunk at fridge temperature. Hops are stale, but this is an old bottle. A strong pale beer with a lot of oily hops. Best drunk cold to keep alcohol flavours reduced. Not to my taste. [2.2]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
achtungpv (232) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004
This was a lot hoppier than I was expecting. Once I got over that shock it was nice and smooth. Took a few drinks to get used to it. Starts dry and finishes even drier.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bottled. hard to beleive Rogue would market this as a Maibock. Not malty enough and way hoppier than any Maibock Iíve ever had. At first I didnít like it at all, but it grew on me as I continued to drink it.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
(on bottle)Light, hazy, amber color.Not a big nose, a bit of malt, but nothing for a bock. A tad of dried fruits too. Watery mouth, no malts there either and has a dry, malty(at last) finish.


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