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RATINGS: 3608   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10700) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2009 Bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper with an average, fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (warm dough) with notes of pear, apple, and honey. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a dry-spicy finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. It has been quite some time since my first rating of this, and I find a new appreciation for this beer. I had avoided it for a while because it is so main stream, etc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Has a good balance of malt and hops with a bitterness in front. A good beer, but Rogue makes much better ales than this flagship one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
Bottle: Deep copper colored brew with a nice white head with good retention skill. Complex mix of malts and hops that is hard to defined but easy to enjoy. Sweet aroma and taste with a bitter aftertaste. This is very good and the bottle design is excellent!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2003 Bottle: some malt, but mostly a fairly sharp skunked aroma. Nice looking beer with a deep honey appearance and an off white head. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty. However, I still detect some skunkiness. To be fair, though, it may just be the German hops instead of the Pacific Northwest hops that I am used to. Will have to try again to be sure - what a curse! ;-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 Poured a deep copper color, thin head, a little lacing. not too much carbonation. Flavor is sweet malts and mild hops, a good bit of bitterness, and a grassy finish. The best bock I've ever had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - DEC 14, 2003
I liked the bottle. That sold me. Then I tasted it. Guess what?? It's an ale. Nothing impressive. Not bad, just not great. I suppose it's cool because it's a microbrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a medium honey color with a small white head. Another good flavored brew from Rogue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Golden brown color with little head. Good balance of malt and hops with a little more malt than hops. It starts with a slight bitterness and ends quite smooth. This would be a good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Bomber bottle. This was beer was ok. Had a malty flavor to it that was pretty good but besides that nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2003
What a brew, over at a friends and he bought this one for just the occasion (apartment warming) drank two of these right out of the bottles and brought my third bottle home. Sweet start with slightly bitter finish. Would travel out of my way to obtain another sixer of this.

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