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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.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2002
A very good beer from Rogue. They have a tendency to over-hop their beers but this one is balanced just right. Nice deep carmel color and off-white head with some duration and nice lacing. The flavor of the alcohol was completly masked, and the balance from start to finish was excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2002
Very complex and full flavored Bock... Great name and label!! Nice as an after dinner brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 Why not list as Dead Guy Ale since this is apparently how most are drinking it as. Not much of a noticeable aroma, but certainly not unpleasant by any means...just doesn't make a strong impression. Had out of the bottle (had no choice) so appearance rating possibly too low. Nice malty flavors with slight nutty, estery flavors in the middle and a mild hop finish. Was much better than I anticipated and worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2002
very tasty! alot of flavor,hints of fruit..this is a fine ale!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2002
Had it on tap as ’Dead guy Ale’. Aroma is decent but not very potent. I loved the look of this beer- nice deep mahogany red with a nice head. Tasted sweet with a low hop presence. I usually prefer hoppier beers, but this was really good. I like thier Shakespeare stout and thier brutal bitter better, but this is still good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2002
I am not a big bock drinker, but this stuff is pretty decent. It is very malty and heavy. Don’t take big swigs though, save that for the busch light.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 17, 2002
A Maibock that’s actually yop fermented. Sugary pretty much defines this beer, syrupy, tofeeish with slight tang in aftertaste. Refreshing and characterful. Not a true bock, but a good introduction and interesting Rogueish twisted interpretation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2002
Light-brown color (judging by crayola standards, malty almost fabricated sweetener in the nose (equal or nutrasweet). Just the slightest bit of hops to dry up the finnish. Mine was Dead Guy and that is all I’ve seen it as. A nice bock albeit a little expensive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 Caramel aroma, molasses and sweet toasted malts. Mild fruitiness to the hops. Dark amber clear with lacing off-white head. Medium bodied with medium smooth carbonation. A lot of caramel taste - a caramel beer ice cream sundae, so sayeth my wife. Toasted malt, bit of molasses. Finish is medium-heavy nutty harsh bitter. After is light clean bitter and a bit sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2002
Better than average beer. Good color and nice combination of flavors.


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