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RATINGS: 3627   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Very nice orange-amber color, not much foam, subdued aroma. I like this brew, it has some characterstics that can be sensed in some of the local IPA's or American strong ales, but is more laid back and therefore not quite as interesting. It works well if you are not in the mood for something more bold.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2003
One of the first of Rogue that I tried. Nice and hoppy as are most of Rogue's brews. The bottle art is good too, although that is not a depndable indicator of what is inside.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Yet another winner from Rogue. Pours out to a very, good-looking amber in the glass with a light head. Carbonation is lively but not overbearing. Aroma is that of fruit with some floral overtones. Taste is nice and malty with a good dose of hops on the swallow, but not too much. I really like this brewery.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sloth (2649) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Slightly hazy orange color.small fine beaded off white head that doesnt last long. Nice spicey nose, some citrus notes. Medium bodied brew has a spiceyness to it.Taste some vanilla in the background.Decent malt and hop balance. Finishes fairly dry with a slight bite at the end.Good drinkin brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2003 Don't know why it's called an "ale" and a maibock; I don't think a beer can be both. Anyway, pours a bright, almost fluorescent orange. Creamy malty aroma--smells surprising deep for a lighter-colored beer. Flavor is smooth and malty with a pilsener-type mini hop bite at the end (not surprising given the Saaz hops). There are some fruit flavors here, mostly banana and peach, with a bit of walnut. Has one of the smoothest and most enviable textures of any beer I've drank.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
A great meduim bodied beer. I love the artwork on the bottle, and while it is being poured, you catch a bit of a fruit aroma, a balanced taste that is very mild and smooth, perhaps I did not pour it correctly but this beer had almost no head at all.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Orange tint to a dark golden colour. Fruity-strawberry smell and malty & hoppy tones. Medium body with a very light taste and a very subtle aftertate. No detectable characteristics keen to the beer. Too bad the taste doesn't give you as good of a beer as you'd expect from the smell and colour!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
This one doesn’t know if it wants to be a good heavy beer or a good light beer. Medium heavy in body mellow in flavor with a very mild hop flavor and aroma

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
not too heavy. Clean and drinkable. Well balanced medium hopped finish. Little to no head.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
One of my favorite beers. A bit heavy at first, but once you get through the first half, the extra alcohol kicks in and you don't care. Seriously, though, this is a great beer from Rogue.


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