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RATINGS: 3746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Reddish orange, decent head. Aroma of maple syrup, very sweet malts. Flavors also revolve around said sweet malts. Some hops on the finish add a bit of spiciness to help balance, but also an unfortunate vegetal tinge. Well made, but not my bag.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 big creamy head. nice nearly lucid golden copper body, fizzy. fizzy and a little bit watery. sweet like bubblegum, honey. a bit earthy, nutty. pleasant bittersweet aftertaste. egh, good. UPDATE 9/25/04: huge sparkly tight head that morphes into a huge airy mess. the body is a dark fiery amber with a ruby orange highlight. this is smooth. ooh... yes. this is a strong quaffable ale. well balanced. sweet like bubblegum or candy yet bitter enough to balance. it has an european twang. i like it! sorta a good example of bock, but with an obviously other semantic. and what do you know... i JUST read that this beer is a bock. so... i read the description and i agree with it. uprated, definitely. this brew is cool as its glow-in-the-dark bottle! damn, i haven’t rated this since nearly a year ago! i look back and think... yes, this is a nearly cloying, nearly too sweet, nearly watery mess. but it’s not. dig it. UPDATE 2/8/05: yup, i agree! downrated, overall, though... a bit chunky, not as quaffable as i once thought it was. but still, damn, nice! i’d sum it up as very smooth albiet slightly chunky; however, i’d had some beers before this, so my ordering is backwards ;o) anyway, bubblegum and light fruit, nuttiness, spice like pils, and delicious. always interesting, always rogue. very good!

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Pretty classic style ale. Large creamy head which doesn't entirely diminish. Typical ale aroma, but not very strong. Slightly lighter color than most ales, and perhaps slightly less rich in flavor than most. Overall, a good ale, but I usually prefer one with a richer flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 Dark orange body with a large bubbled off white head. The aroma reminds me of pancake syrup with some cedar or juniper. The taste is rich with some slight diacetyl and pancake syrup. There is also some juniper pine in the finish. This is certainly an interesting and hoppy twist on the bock style.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Gorgeous, slightly hazy amber. Malt and honey on the nose. Thin to medium body and smooth. Malty malty malty, with just the kiss of the hops! Very drinkable, respectable brew. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1583) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 I didn’t peg this as a Maibock the first time I had it. Not much head or lacing, a little on the sweet side (although the Saaz give it a nice finish), with a thin to medium mouth feel. Not my favorite Rogue, but on the other hand it is easy to get here and is overall a nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2003
10/31/03: on tap.
slight malt aroma with an orange-brown body. no head, no lacing. flavors include malt, with some hops, spice and honey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Amber color, off white head. Sweet aroma offset by some hops. Sweet malt flavor with a kick of hops which id definitely typical for Rogue. Nice Maibock.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Amber color with a thick head. It has a decent flavor and pleasant aftertaste. Plus a cool skeleton guy on the bottle

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Deep amber color with a nice creamy white head atop, although it doesn't stick around very long. Has sort of a burnt aroma to it, but it's far from unpleasant. The flavor is very nice, with a gentle underlying sweetness with a nice maibock hop bite to it. The aftertaste is gentle, with that same hop flavor. The mouthfeel is nice a silky which adds to this beer's enjoyment. Highly recommended!


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