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RATINGS: 3443   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 22, 2002
A little to hoppy for me, but its a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kodos (200) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
Excellent beer from someone who normally isnt classified a ’hop head’. Small head, deep honey color, strong hop/raisin/fruit taste goin on, slightl;y bittersweet finish. Overall a great NW brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
Having tried many rogue products, i still feel the rating are a little high on most, but the dead guy ale is pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2002
my brief websearch on this beer shows it to be something of a hybrid: a bock or oktoberfest brewed as an ale. since i don’t brew ’em and i’m just learning the nomenclature, this could be a sasparilla for all i know, but it’s a typically grand offering from rogue,my favorite domestic brewer. the chesnut color is about pantone 152, like a kestral’s back or the crown of a chipping sparrow. ’cloudy’ suggests variability so let’s call it transluscent rather. i’m guessing my bottle is a tad flat since these reluctant bubbles can only muster a fragile head of 1/4 inch. the saaz and perle malts bespeak raisin and pumpernickle, as inviting as a wink from sandra bullock. it’s sweetish, but not so much that you’d pour it over ice cream or put a paper parasol in it. yay, rogue!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brandman99 (3) - USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
Fruity flavor with hoppiness. Reminiscent of Mac and Jack African and similar NW microbrews.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2001
Quite wonderful beer. Has a little more hop flavor to it than other bocks. Not only is the label cool, but Rogue Dead Guy Ale is a wonderful bock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2001
Malty aroma. Slightly cloudy orangish, creamy head. Good palate. An odd (but not unpleasant), dry grainy/vegetable flavor. Trailing bitter.Velvety palate. Recommend with Italian food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2001
I’d like it better if the hops didn’t dominate.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2001
’Dead Guy’ not what I expected -- nice orange amber hue, huge head that faded too quickly. It had a nice front -- fruity taste of apricots, but then the back end was overboozed and unpleasantly bitter. It was a decent experience, but I think I will spend my $9 a six on something else next time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ripragged99 (2) - Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2001 does not count
Very crisp and hoppy.


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