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RATINGS: 3773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 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 (1642) - 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 (1832) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Growler: Slightly sweet caramel aroma.Body has a great caramel flavor throughout with just enough bitterness to offset it a little. A great session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, 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 (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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 (5951) - 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 (706) - 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.

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