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RATINGS: 3439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
I dig the Dead Guy. I nice amount of hops and enough malt to get this beer going in your nose before it begins playing with your tongue. Very easy drinking, a great quaffing beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3974) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2003
Probably the blandest Bock I have tasted.I have grave doubts whether it should be even called by that name.Considering the complexity of the ingredients that the brewery says are in it this is a very simle ale.Pors nice with a moderate head, looks quite good but is rather boring.Nothing distinctive about it and not a lot of kick for a 6.6 ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2003
In my opinion this is just a classic "beer". No muss and no fuss. Just a damn good tasting every day down home kinda beer. I could drink this beer every day.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2003
Bottled. Tart bitter flavour. Golden, reasonable from the pour. It had a cranky bitter hop finish, giving it a cheap & corn syrup personality. Best bitter flavour without finesse. WARNING: Don’t drink this as the last beer of the night. Wow betide thee that does.

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 (740) - 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 (330) - 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.


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