Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cenzura (156) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Aroma: sweet malts, dried fruits, caramel, honey. Taste: malts, hops, caramel, orange peel, dried plum. Small head, no lacing and medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 14PLN (bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Keg at Rogue, PDX Airport, 12/11/14. Hazed golden orange with a moderate off white swirl and edgeing. Nose is caramel, rich malt notes, nutty, candied sugars. Taste comprises caramel, dark fruit rinds, candyfloss, sweet notes. Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WrightKross (1) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
One of my favorite beers from the Portland area, Dead Guy is particularly good from the tap. The Wild Hare in little Canby, Oregon serves it at the perfect temperature. It’s also good in a growler and holds its flavor and bite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjwhite41 (53) - osceola, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a deep copper color and perfectly clear with a nice off white head. Smells of sourdough, honey, and a hint of orange. Tastes of sweet malt, honey and caramel with a dry finish. Palate is perfect for style. Very good will definitely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (107) - - NOV 26, 2014
Pours murky orange. Nose has orange peels, caramel and grapes. Mouth has citrus and is quite bitter. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1028) - SPAIN - NOV 24, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, lupulo, ligeramente dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (298) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 22, 2014
0,33 bottle from Pivoljub. Pours hazish amber witih minimal white head. Hoppy nose. Aroma is hoppy, caramel. Sweet taste with hints of bitterness. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (417) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
Fruits, bread, malts and hints of orange peel in the aroma. Amber with a white head. Medium + sweet and medium bitter, Medium to full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall quite a well accomplished brew, just not my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
355 mL bottle. Orange gold pour with a medium off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of fruit, orange, earth. Taste is slightly sweet, honey, caramel. Lightly bitter finish with some nice floral hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours a pretty clear copper with a thin head that disappears fast and leave only few traces on the glass. Nose is of cereals and alcohol, bready. Taste is of same all-bran-ish cereals and lightly bitter. This isn’t what I remember this dead guy being but maybe my tastes evolved. Body is medium-full, carbonation somewhat low and mouthfeel really oily or maybe even a little sticky. Alcohol shows and warms you pretty much throughout, quite surprising for such a "light" brew. Overall I thought it was OK but not much more, I won’t be back.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 353

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50