Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 3742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogueís 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2004
I wrote down my impressions of this beer than lost it, so the above ranking is my most generous recollection of scores. I just donít care for this. I can clearly recognize that it is a distinct, quality beer, but I just canít take it. There is something smoky (i.e. smoked salmon) about it that sticks with me unbearably. Iíve tried this several times over the years and itís just not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Had this on tap at Dr. Dremoís. Dead Guy came out a dark amber color with not much head to it, probably due to the bartender more than the beer. The aroma has a pleasant hoppy citrus smell with creamy malt and fruity smell to go along. Taste starts off with a bitter hoppiness with spiciness to it. A nice creamy malt flavor on the back to provide some balance. It has a nice mouthfeel and is very drinkable. Has enough complexity to keep you coming back and it would make for a good session beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5529) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 May, 2003: 12 oz bottle from Bottles, London. I can see why they call it a bock, but I thought it was an American Pale Ale until I came here to rate it. Sticky sweet with a healthy dose of bitter hops. This is obviously the most popular Rogue - 305 ratings. Very smooth and clean. Despite the sweet malt and bitter hops this has little in the way of character or finesse, apart from a sort of plastic barbeque quality. Itís like a clumsy homebrew. [2.1]
Nov, 2004: BBE Jan, 2004. Real ugly when not drunk at fridge temperature. Hops are stale, but this is an old bottle. A strong pale beer with a lot of oily hops. Best drunk cold to keep alcohol flavours reduced. Not to my taste. [2.2]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
achtungpv (254) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004
This was a lot hoppier than I was expecting. Once I got over that shock it was nice and smooth. Took a few drinks to get used to it. Starts dry and finishes even drier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bottled. hard to beleive Rogue would market this as a Maibock. Not malty enough and way hoppier than any Maibock Iíve ever had. At first I didnít like it at all, but it grew on me as I continued to drink it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
(on bottle)Light, hazy, amber color.Not a big nose, a bit of malt, but nothing for a bock. A tad of dried fruits too. Watery mouth, no malts there either and has a dry, malty(at last) finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Reminds me of the flavor you would get if you mixed a Shiner Bock with a Harp. Finishes relatively bitter but not unpleasent. The Little dead guy on the label is an eye catcher but the beer is nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Poured a cloudt ornge brown. pretty hoppy and nasal, good bite. Clean and crisp.refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Thic foam that will mellow out and fair share of lacing is left behind. Very hard to smell much in this so that didnt earn points. Flavor is slightly malty with mixed nuts, and has sweet caramel added. A dry and yet weird type of bitteness comes across that didnít statisfy my expectation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
This has a nice amber colour bordering on brown. There is a thin head with good lacing. The flavour is initally a bit sweet with a bitter finish. It has a very nice mouthfeel with good carbonation and thickness.

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