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RATINGS: 3733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Amber ale trying to be a bock. It’s fine. Nothing special. Roasty finish separates it from other American Ambers I’ve had. Not worth the price, but if it’s a domestic night in a bar, give it a shot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgseley (7) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2005 does not count
Dead Guy’s an old favorite, always solid, one of the only lagers worth the time, and best enjoyed at the Newport Wine & Seafood Festival- Gratefully deadicated to the rogue in all of us...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
primusville (3) - USA - FEB 2, 2005 does not count
Probably my favorite beer from Rogue. Could be my favorite beer of all time. I like the smell of it just as much as the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle. Copper color, not much head nor lacing on my glass. Aroma is a bit yeasty, some malt, honey, good balance. Flavor is gently malty, sweet, nutty, some honey, hops, and you can really taste the yeast, which is interesting because they use an ale yeast for this. Good mouthfeel for a lager, light and smooth. Another solid Rogue beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Poured a nice dark brown with a creamy head. Impressive to look at. Looked like Santa’s Special Ale. However the taste was another story. The taste was way to sour consisting of too much honey for my personal taste. Probably won’t have this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005
On tap. Poured a medium to darker mahogany color with a tan head. Aromas and tastes of malts, nuts, caramel, and a little fruity. Sweet with a hoppy balance to the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerbache (8) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005 does not count
Fruity, sweet taste that is balanced out well. Not overly complex, but I like this one as a good, dependable beer. It’s been a favorite of mine since last year’s Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
very little head and dingy amber..smells of fruit...tastes of grapefuit and oranges??...kick ass half gallon bottle was the better part of this beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Hazy amber with a diminshing head. The aroma is overripe fruit especially banana. Hoppy on the front, stangely salty in the finish. An interesting beer, but not one I would want to drink a lot of. Has a sort of homebrew/stale keg vibe.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Pours clear deep amber with a nice somewhat rocky, light tan head that definitely holds its own. Rich medium malty nose. I love the smell of this beer. Rich but not overpowering. Very complex. Extremely different flavor. I can definitely detect the lager yeast. Almost full bodied. I haven’t had a Bock of any kind in almost a year. I’m more of an Ale guy. What is very clear to me after tasting this beer is either Lagers run over the palate differently or this is a well aged beer before bottling, cause this brew is smooth and tasty. A bit different also is the aftertaste. Intriguing. I really like this beer. At $10.00 a six-pack its worth the buy if you know your beer.


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