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RATINGS: 3608   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (268) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
From the bomber, has a nice cloudy two tone (brown on the bottom, orange on top) look to it, little to no collar. Smells of sweet malt. Starts out really sweet but once the palate adjusts it evens out with carbonation and is very drinkable. I don’t remember having a maibock when I spent time in Germany, but then again I don’t remember a lot of things I did there. This is a delightful change of pace from what I usually drink, and I like that they made a German beer to celebrate a Mayan custom. Cheers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kampfar (10) - Münster, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
From tap, dark yellow-orange coloured non filtered ale, medium bitterness and light malty sweetness. Rich mouthfeel. Nice one!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from BeerMerchants. Pours hazy amber orange, with a single finger off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits, and some hops too, faint.... Taste of initial fruits, then some light malts, then honey and extreme fruits and bitterness. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fakebeersnob (226) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Tough beer for me to rate. First of this style. Most beers I like have a stronger flavor. I didn’t get much of a distinctive smell out of it. Pours a nice amber color with lasting lacing. There is tingling on the tongue upfront. The middle is a smooth malty feeling. Sweet, somewhat caramel or butterscotch hints, though not overpowering. A bit too much carbonation at the end for my liking (considering the middle felt so smooth). There are hints of hops bitterness, but nothing that even compares to a pale ale. Very drinkable beer. Came to the conclusion that this is one that will not stand out on unique or powerful tastes, but a great beer to go to if you just want to enjoy a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaychpln (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Honey aroma , bright cooper color,. Malty flavor but not over powering , clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (255) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Pours copper with a thin head. Aroma of honey. Taste is like a sweet honey hot toddy. Lovely.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
Goede kraag van schuim, helaas weinig geur die opvalt. Groente smaak maar niks extra. Beetje zoet met lichte bitter. Ik mis iets fris of een citra. Hij brand een beetje na in je mond, ik vind hem niet super slecht maar een topper is het ook niet. Iets beter als een middenmotor.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sheef (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2015 does not count
A well-balanced, substantial ale with a clean finish. The Dead Guy has a pleasant amber hue and a nice hippy bite.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JMCtime (73) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Only slightly better than a generic/cheap beer. Not as bitter but no discernible flavors. Not very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Bottle 33 cl.
Clear amber, off-white head. Malty caramel, toasted, slight alcoholic and a hint of yeast. Moderate sweet and bitter, long.


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