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RATINGS: 3741   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatherMoss (21) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Beautiful reddish-gold color, almost nonexistent off-white head. Aroma was good, but struck me as somewhat forgettable. This strikes me as a very unpretentious beer - little aroma, almost no head, but the TASTE...oh my. What a banquet for the tongue. This Dead Guy has a little bit of kick left in him. Sweet and bitter at the same time, very smooth. Excellent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2003
The Dead Guy pours a copper/amber color, medium body, with an off white head and an extreme fuzziness. The flavor and aroma are quit malty, but not overshadowing the pungent hops. I pick up on a nutty, flowery, grapefruit citrus essence, but also a cask like woodiness. Overall this is a pretty good brew, not exceptionally memorable, but a good Bock/Ale, what ever it might be.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2003
The Dead Guy Ale poured gold and red, like a sunrise on a cloudy morning. The look is slightly cloudy, although it could have been the carbonation obscuring my vision. I sensed a sweet, malty aroma, though not at all overpowering. I have tried beer with far greater aromas but with a far lesser flavor. Sweet and bitter, smooth and chewy, it was a dichotomy of the senses, although the hoppiness is pretty subtle. There are no gratuitous flavors. I really like this beer a lot. I had not had any Rogue products prior to this and I hope all of this live up to Dead Guy's near perfection (IMHO). I think this beer would be great to drink at any time, whether at the bar or with food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2003
This had a subtle hops flavor that never managed to overpower. Best one I've had from Rogue so far.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2137) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 bottle. a good ale, when i bought my 6 pack of mocha porter someone had put 3 of these in there, so in 1 way i didnt have to drink the whole six of the mocha porter, and secondly i got another ratebeer :) nice smell, great taste. a good ale. update- golden colored pour with a thick creamy head that goes to the end. alcohol is not present, a very easy drinking bock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - AUG 24, 2003
dead guy ale bocks are lagers. besides that beautiful orange color smells sweet malty. taste malty sweet with a interesting hop taste finnishes smooth with a small hop bite

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Pours nicely amber/golden, somewhat cloudy. Medium beige head, decent lacing, some bubbles. Aroma is molasses, malty, too sweet to me. But flavor is surprisingly balanced, with molasses, caramel, malt ending bitter. Not enough hops for my taste though. A pretty decent ale overall -- good alcohol content too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Very surprised that they're characterizing this as a bock. This beer tends to be completely different every time I drink it. Sometimes it's a little pale and watery, others it's a nice deep amber with wonderfully rich flavor. The last batch was more like the latter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2003
orange/amber color with light head, a little hazy. smells nice and malty with a hint of hops in the nose. slightly hoppier in the body, and a really balanced taste. it's my bock, not your bock. it's my first beer from rogue, and i'd recommend it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Strong malty nose with sweet notes. Nice crimson hue with a small white head. Good complex flavour. Full bodied and well balanced. Malt with toffee flavours and a sappy texture. A incredably enjoyable beer if a little too sweet.


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