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RATINGS: 3607   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2003
This one grew on me as I downed the bottle. Not the best Rogue has to offer, but a nice lighter ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 pours a dark amber, malty with a semi-strong bitterness, not a real strong taste, but a good ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 16, 2003
Nice malty ale. Fruity/grape flavor yet not too sweet. Not as full of a taste as I had hoped for. The flavor sorta dies on ya... maybe why it's named Dead Guy?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2003

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Amber body with rising carbonation, smallish white head, malty, sweet nose with a hint of hops. Sweet backbone with a fair bitterness. Bitterness and some fruit in the finish. Slight alcohol presence at the end. Decent ale, nothing special here. RERATE: Now I"m getting some smoke character as it warms. That"s worth another point. ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Wow. There is a log going on in this glass. A very nice dark amber color, with an off white head. There’s a taste of orange, or some other citrus fruit to this beer. Has a good bitterness that seems to stay with you, but isn’t overpowering. Complex taste and aroma. This seems like a good cross between a Bock and an Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Pours a dark, honey-like brown with a malty aroma (and what seems to be a dash of hops in the scent). The taste is rather bitter, but not to the point of being unbearable. Worth buying once or twice, but I couldn’t make a real habit of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 [rerate needed] A harsh flavor was a good thing with this beer, with rich smokey flavors, and I find myself enjoying this one more and more. Sure, it’s somewhere between a bock and an IPA, but there is an flavorfull quality about this beer not found in other bocks. Hop sweetness mixes with a heft malty back amid flavors of pine, honey, caramel, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2003 Not bad for a West Coast beer. Scent of Cascade-like hops pervades the first whiff. It"s not overwhelming, thankfully. Color is hazy brown splashed with red & gold hues within. Slight bitterness due to the hops. Wheat and malt taste within as well. Slight honey taste does it wonders. Not a bad attempt at an American ’German’ beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Re-rate: I didn’t want to change the numbers on this, but actually to elaborate more on what I noticed in the beer. The aroma is strongly of West coast piney, perfumey hops. The flavor sees much more malt than the aroma. I think it’s really pretty good. 6/15/2002: Deep honey/amber color. Nice flavor of malt. Hops in the finish. Enjoyable.

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