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RATINGS: 3587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2002
I saw the bottle and i was like "Gee, this is gonna be the good..i mean look at the label, its got a skeleton on it"...then all went to hell. The aroma was that of pure malt..maybe some yeastiness, but the aroma was very weak and hard to distinguish. The Dead Guy Ale poured a very medium to darkish orange, but was very bright orange with mininal carbonation and practically no head in the light (the head lasted about 10 seconds, and that was with effort may i add). The taste was just a battering of malt on the tongue followed by one of the most god-awful hop bitternesses i have ever had to deal with. It ended very dry and unclean in my opinion..i like the carbonation aspect, but the maltiness is overboard, and the spicey/bitter finish is just terrible...it makes me cringe in horror..it almost has a grapefruity aspect to it. To say the least i wont be going near this again.....this has almost as much malt as a malt liquor for cryin out loud!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Not bad. This is not exactly my favorite style, however, I do enjoy a change of pace. It was more like a sweet ale then a true bock. A little hop mixed with a heafty malt sweetness. Well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
I love Rogue’s version of this Maibock. It was crisp and clean with very nice color. Quite malty to the nose and the slightly dry finish was pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Very malty smell and taste. Bitter and full of hops. An appreciative amber with a kick ass bottle. Should be in everyone’s rating list.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Another fine Rogue product from a recovering Rogue hater. Malty flavor with light hops. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Nice floral hop nose with a bit of malty goodness.Good balance to the flavor with a little bitterness near the end. Decent session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
Amber with lasting off white head. Small bead. Good hop/dry malt nose.Carmel malt flavor.Faint lingering hop finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Nice color the aroma seemed kind of lightly malty nice hops in the taste a a slighlty bitter finish hmmm might have been the beer before might have to rerate at a later date again to be fair

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
This was pretty good, but it is not the greatest by any stretch. I really like the label.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
I really like this beer. One of my first exposures to west coast micro beers, and still one of my favorites. Nicely malty, nicely hoppy ... seems hoppier than anything that could honestly be called a German-style beer; the hoppiness is more like an IPA but the taste is, well, roguish. Very nice beer with pizza or a sandwich.


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