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RATINGS: 3385   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.


1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
bleaugh. an utter steaming turd in a bottle. overcaramelly malt flavours wallow in a sickly stew of sweaty/cheesy/banana esters. a bit cardboardy - maybe oxidised. and the finish is just random bitterness for no good reason, a consolation prize for all the sweet thick cloying crap you have to endure to get there. no balance, beauty or delicacy of any kind here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2003
I got this one on a whim (i'm easily swayed by funky labels) and i honestly found it to be pure whatevery. Mediocrity in a bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2003
reminds me of a strong red beer. decent body to accompany a reasonably tasty flavor. gives a powerful impression, but doesn't overpower you...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
A bit odd, motelpogo likened it to Golden Syrup, which i can't disagree with. Quite sticky and sweet, with a touch of salt at the end. Kinda like a bock, just with a bit more hops that i'd usually expect in one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 rerate - ok- with a clean palate I can get this bear. not my favorate style and still could use a bit more carbonation but there is a good mix of malts

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Overall, not a bad beer. It's got a nice amber color, and the hop level was just right...not too strong. Lots of malt makes for a slightly alcohol-y taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Has a amber color with some carbonation and a sweet malt smell. Taste is kind of malted and finishes a little bitter. Overall another disappointment from Rogue, I was expecting a bit more malt from this style. It wasn't bad, just nothing special...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Nah! I just don't get this beer. Since tryig it over 5 years ago, I just cannot seem to enjoy the crazy malt profile of this beer. It is just way to peaty (sp). While I am the first to admit that maibocks and bocks in general are not my fave, this beer is simply to out of whack for me to enjoy. Teh beer pours a decent brownish amber and has a faint smell of hops as it is poured. Teh first sip is dominated by peated malt which continues throughout the beer. The beer has a chalky/gritty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Clear orange/amber color with a medium, short lasting light brown head. A very mild slightly hoppy aroma. Good balance between the hops bitterness and malty sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Yum, yum, dead guy in my tum. Smooth and sensual this mellow blend exudes quality. From the delicate sweetness, crested with musty malt and a citrus"y" hops which capstones the experience. The aroma is soft and perfume-like and speaks of roasted caramel. The head is a nice shade of dirty blonde and clings until the final swig. Nice color and consistency. Well done.


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