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RATINGS: 3559   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
Hazy, nice red colour with a good head. Soapy aroma and taste. Somewhat metallic and sour flavour. Quirky brew which I feel is trying to be something it isn't. Rogue describes it as a Maibock, I wonder if it's trying to be a Belgian red ale?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Aroma is malt with some sour fruit tones. Flavor is spicy hops and sourdough bread. Thin across the palate and somewhat unbalanced. Not something that I would seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Sour old sock aroma. Tart bready flavor with yeast hints. Deep orange color with medium off white thick head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2004
brown and red body with a whiteish hinting at a light yellow head. smells like some sort of hard alchohol i've tried before. not sure which one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2004
This is a good refreshing beer which carries many of the aspects of Rogues other beers. Too fruity in the nose and hoppy on the palate for a true Bock, but a good beer just the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Coppery color with a thick head. Sweet malty aroma. Thick malty taste evolves to a well hopped bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
this beer looked ok....was a little cloudy and head was non-existant. i noticed maltiness, hoppiness and bitterness in the mouth.. had a different after taste, not bad but very unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2004
As soon as I smelled and saw this beer, I new it was going to be good. The aroma was tantalizing, and the ale poured a medium amber color with a thin head that disappeared rather quickly. Complex hoppy flavor with a good bit of bitterness. An extremely pleasant beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1182) - Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Spicy hop aroma is very mild. Thin white head tops the medium orange body. Head disappears quickly. Body is light with mild carbonation. I definitely do not find anything rich or hearty in the flavor. Some malt caramel sweetness followed by a dry bitterness. Decent balance of hop and malt leaning more toward hops. So far, Rogue has not impressed me. Maybe the dead like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1403) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 Head foamed up nicely then went a way. I had a chilled glass that may have dampened the aroma. The flavor was full of hops and a bitterness that I like in my beers. The color was a perfect amber color. This is good beer that I would have again. This is my last Christmas beer for 2003. I had some on at Bar Louies in Richmond. Claire our bartendress said it was her favorite. It was very good. The higher alcohol and balanced hops make for a perfect all around beer. I edited my rating.

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