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RATINGS: 3545   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
This beer seemed really confused to me. Althugh the descritpon calls it a German style maibock, and it is nice and salty smelling and excellently sweet on the palate ike a good maiock, it is disitinctively different. Pours a nice light pale amber color with a generous head that quickly dies off. Nose is of, salt, sweet grains, and cascades...hmmm. On the tongue the apalte is ok but not really all that great. Notes of light malty sweetness and an intersating undertone of cascade hops. Overall though the flavors are pretty muddled. Not a bad brew but not all that impressive. G-rat

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2004
cloudy amber color not nuch aroma or head. taste is good with a tarty bitter flavor that stays in your throat a while. refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2005 Bottled. Pours dark brown and hazy with restrained carbonation and a thick white head. Smooth, rich and sweet with just enough bitterness to take the edge off. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2004 Is dark amber with a bitter fruit aroma. A lot of people say this beer is sweet, but I really think it has a bitterness to it. While the initial swig is not too bitter, the aftertaste is more bitter than most. Has a peach taste worked into the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Pours a deep amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is moderately sweet and malty with notes of dark fruit, light hops, caramel and some nuttiness. Surprisingly not hoppy for a Rogue brew. Bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy. Very chewy. Nice brew. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Draft. One of my favorite brews. Wasn’t really expecting much the first time I had it but was pleasantly surprised. Great flavor and overall a very solid brew. I could definitely drink a ton of this stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2676) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2004
A medium reddish brown, rather large head. Don’t notice a distinct aroma particularly. A bit sweet, not too hoppy nad a malty roasted aftertaste. Planty of carbonation, and pleasent after taste. Easy drinking, mellow, unspectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Pours a reddish amber color with a small head. It has a sweet hoppy aroma that carries over into the taste. It has a good hoppy/fruity flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Had a glass of this beer on tap at a local bar. This has wonderful flavor. By the name of the beer, I expected a harsher flavor, but it is very sweet, dominated by a malty flavor, but has just enough hops to balance it out. Has a lower carbonation level than most beers, but it fits with the sweet flavor. This beer is really good. Re-Rate: Had a couple of bottles, and compared to tap it was not nearly as good. It seemed to lose a lot of the sweet flavor I loved so much when I had it on tap. It's still a good beer, but not worth paying an extra 2 dollars per 6-pack, which is how much more it costs than most microbrews. I'm lowering my rating on flavor and overall score because of the bottle tasting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrBeerUSA (40) - HorseShoe, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Just another perfect name by my buddies at Rogue Ales. My only question is how long did they let the dead guy float in it? Embalming fluid would have been a good name too. Not good period. End of story.

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