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RATINGS: 3438   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
very little aroma. pours with a decent sized head that receded to just a ring and a splotch in the middle. laces the glass well, though. malty, irony, then has an interesting sweet & moderately dry, nutty finish. there are some hops in here, but they aren't overpowering. a well balanced beer, but nothing you're going to fantasize about at work. really sexy bottle, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 650ml bottle. Nice copper color with huge head, nice lacing and ample carbonation. The Hops in this bottle were interesting, sometimes showing bite - other times not. Hints of grapefruit and other tangy citrus flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Nice cloudy red/orange color, not too much in the way of aroma. Tastes like caramel, cherries, spice, and light hops. Very smooth and drinkable. Extra points go out to the bottle design too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Orangish, Kinda cloudy looking beer Head gone qhick. Kind of fizzy. Very sweet and fruity scent. A little choc/carmel smell, too. Taste like a hopped up winter warmer. Plenty of maltiness and a nice warm alcohol feeling. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3806) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2004
Bottle from Safeway, Shirley, West Mids. Large, stiff, white head. Pale brown/copper toned body, with a pleasant toffee/tropical fruit aroma. I though this would be like a UK Xmas Ale, but it's more complex than that, with some fruit, choc and a long finish moving from bitter to some redeeming sweetness. Well balanced, pretty smooth and just the right side of thin. Trademark Rogue hops taste, but I think I would have preferred it a little bit sweeter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Poured a reddish color, with a sweet candy aroma, huge white head with nice lacing. Mild hop/caramel flavor, with slight alcohol taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruppert2p (10) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2004
A nice amber color with orange highlights. Small head. A nice balance of hops and malt with more of the former. A nice round nutty taste that became sharper (and thus less appealing) as it warmed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 My local public house routinely has this on tap. I would best describe it as a light or training barley wine. delicious! UPDATE 5/2007: In the bottle labeled "Yellowstone Ale." Something has changed about Dead Guy. I used to love this beer. In fact, my previous score was 4.3, but now it really seems like it is a different beer than it used to be. No where near the level of maltiness and thick palate that it once had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Paid $3.69 for a 650ml bottle. Appearance: cloudy golden orange with a huge, soft beige head- LOTS of retention and lacing. Smell: sweet citrus with maybe some hints of caramel and chocolate Taste: Thick! And bitter (only slightly), some great grapefruit and has hints of an IPA... mmmm good. Incredible drinkability. Unfilling! Nice and smooth...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
Hazy, nice red colour with a good head. Soapy aroma and taste. Somewhat metallic and sour flavour. Quirky brew which I feel is trying to be something it isn't. Rogue describes it as a Maibock, I wonder if it's trying to be a Belgian red ale?


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