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RATINGS: 3627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Amber appearance with light brown colored head. It had a malty smell with a sweet hint. A slightly bitter candy taste that didn’t finish well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Amber liquid with a good head. Has a strong malty taste. Has a caramel smell to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is fruity and malty with a definite caramel smell. I don’t mean to copy the commercial description but pours a hazy "deep honey." That’s about as perfect as you can describe the color. Small off-white head with a little retention. Initial taste is malty with caramel but is a little weak. Some nut flavors as well. The most dominate flavors come in the mostly hoppy and lightly sweet finish. Moderate bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Bomber bottle served at fridge temps.Amber color,typical one finger head.Aroma was mild toffee with a hint of malt. Slightly bitter with an odd caramally taste and dryish finish. Ok but I like the bottle art better.Probably won’t buy again.There are sooo many mid level beers as good or better than this,IMO.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
650 ml bottle. Red amber colour with a frothy and creamy tan coloured head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Toffee flavour, somewhat intrusive roasted character, fruity bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, slightly prickly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Poured a brown amber color. The initial malty taste faded fast to a hoppy bitterness. Nice aroma, a good balance between malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004
you can never go wrong with a dead guy!very good ale,and very easy to find.i even have a glow-in-the-dark bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (931) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Re-rate. Decent beer. Malty at first then a little hoppy later. Some roastinesss. That’s about all I can come up with. This one didn’t do much for me. Won’t be drinking it again.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Amber colored, partly cloudy, thick head. Malty aroma, but a hint of sweaty feet. First taste was malty, then sweet, and finished with a little bitter hops. Very creamy and thick feeling

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2004
08.29.04 bomber. Lightly hazed reddish golden pour, large but dissipating head with mucho lace. Aroma is sweet, lightish fruit like ripe plum, whole grain bread with butter. Flavor is not that exciting, rather level, but subsantial enough to be a nice match with salty snacks. Body is quite thick, almost a syrupy feel, with a surprisingly quick and sharp finish for the style...certainly a PNW influence. Very faint acidity comes through more as a ripe grain fruitiness. Pretty good stuff, I think it reminds me somehow of altbier. Definitely not a session beer, but a nice diversion. Thanks Bunkypop.


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