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RATINGS: 3520   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Lovely ruby/orange color with a lasting, white, frothy head. Aroma is mostly hops, along with some maltiness and honey. Flavor is a little malty up front, lightly sweet, and pretty hoppy in the finish (not an IPA?); a hint of vanilla and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and starts too fizzy for my taste. Overall, this is a solid, very drinkable beer, but it certainly doesn’t stand out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Aroma: Some light malt in the nose, pretty clean. Toasty malt. Appearance: Head doesn’t hold, slight cloudiness, dark-honey color. Flavor: Cereal, malty flavor and a honeyish flavor is also present. Vague medicinal finish at first. Mouthfeel: Nice balance, hop bitterness is medium, very well-balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Overall: Easy drinking, very tasty brew that I could drink as an everyday beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2005 2004 Draught. Pours a rich, muddy, caramel brown with some lighter fuzzy oranges and yellows. Decent off-white head. What a great style for a flagship beer, not just a boring old IPA or amber or APA. Lightly sweet with some typical lightly sour notes in there as well, lots of chewy caramel malt, but also a good dose of hops that are quite flavorful but not terribly bitter. Wonderful balance, really good bocky flavor. Aroma has some caramel and hops, butterscotch, light earthiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Nice beer for being slightly gimmicky. Most beers with a marketing "thing" are terrible. This one is above average, but again not the best.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pacman (9) - muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2004 does not count
Aroma is not real strong. It is sweet and malty with a little bit of a mustiness. Very nice golden amber color. Hazy. No real head. The flavor is good. Nice maltiness with good balance. There is just a hint of a lingering bitterness on the very back of the tongue, but only a hint. Overall a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (385) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2005 Deep amber. Malty beer. Some mild grassy hops. Balanced well, and highly drinkable. Ever if it is almost 7%. You’d never know it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2109) - New Mexico, USA - APR 28, 2004
this is a beautiful beer. great almost candy like aroma. has a slight fruit taste, not sure what, maybe cherry undertone. but the taste was not what i expected. is just a little bland, but still good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2004
Caramel and nutty malt dominate the aroma, with just a hint of Saaz coming through. Pours a nice amber color, rocky off-white head. Flavor is malty up front, nice big Munich malt flavor, then there is a moderate hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body, lacks smoothness a lager bock would have. Overall, a very drinkable bock/alt/amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2004
Bottled. Very full, well rounded. Malty sweetness to some extent, but some bitterness to balance. Nice medium head, pretty amber color. Not quite noticeably alcoholic, but you know it's there. Relaxing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9036) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
A light and smooth tasting brew. Do not feel higher alcohol at all. Surprisingly amber, and seemed to me like a vienna amber style, malty with modest carbonation. Bitter aftertaste.


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