rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 One year on, re rated. Bumped up the appearance one point, well balanced and hoppy. Bottled, at the GBBF in London. Amber coloured with moderate head and condition. Hoppy aroma becoming malty and caramel like with a hint of yeastiness thrown in. Good level of hop flavour and bitterness balancing out the fruity-yeasty body and a thick chewy aftertaste tempered by a nice bitterness. The first of an evenings drinking of (mostly) American brews.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried the St. Rogue Red and this beer back to back. To me, they tasted very similar malt-wise, however this beer was missing a lot of the hop character of the St. Rogue Red. It was a good tasting beer that I would try again. I don’t understand the comparisons to IPA’s because this beer had a very low hop profile to me.
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I haven’t seen this stuff in close to a decade, so I was very pleased when I stumbled across it in my local GROCERY store (although they really do have a nice selections of “exotic” beers). On part, I agree with Wakie in that DGA does have some strong similarities with an IPA (after all, it is brewed in Oregon), but it also finishes with the undeniable sweet, full-bodied flavor that was present in a couple Maibock/bocks I’ve had. I for one, think the combination is great.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A darker malt flavor. Reminded me more of an IPA than a bock. Very basic but not a very good bock. I was thoroughly disappointed.
zibit (5) - USA - JUL 29, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dead Guy Ale. Very tasty. When I have some money and dont want to buy cheap beer, I get this. Kind of spendy here, 7.50 a 6pk but well worth it, a great beer.
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this as ’Dead Guy Ale’ Cloudy malt with a refreshing taste. I did not detect much aroma but it had a lovely copper look, with a translucent body. trademarking a good ale. Good feel down. I am gonna try it with the shakespear stout in a black and tan.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer as Dead guy ale in NC--which has a beer upper limit of 6% (I try not to
let that bother me when I brew beer). Complex malt flavor. Splendid hop flavor--with
a blend of bitterness. Smooth initial flavor, with some caramel flavor. The appearance
is cloudy lending to believe it has some wheat malt. I didn’t think it tasted like a Mai-bock,
but I think it is one of the best light colored beers available. I love Perle hops in my own
beer for bittering, so I like it here as well. While I think it missed the target as far as
being a maibock, it is still one of the best beers I have had.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this as the dead guy ale. A very nice strong flavor that is slightly sweet, with a very strong, complex malt flavor and moderate hoppiness. A very tasty beer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Flavor but a very hoppy taste. Definatly a repeat preformer. A high quality bock.
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
me like. me like a lot.
tasty, very easy to drink. i have no complaints at all. god i love the northwest.