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RATINGS: 3461   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (258) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Nice caramel malty aroma. A little fruit. Big malty flavor with yeasty bread notes. Slightly sweet. Some hoppiness in the finish. A very nice beer. I enjoyed it.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2291) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
6-pack from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Cloudy amber appearance with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted grains, breaded malts, light toffee/caramel, light earthy notes and a touch of spicy hops. Similar flavor, malty and somewhat rich with mild sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body, smooth and balanced feel with a creamy, lingering finish.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
GregosBeerKing (26) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
0,33 bottle bought at Vinmonopolet, something is wrong, flat co2, no head retention smells vegetal, flat taste, Very disapointing beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mp_lane (52) - Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with tall white head. Aroma is fruity with light malt hint. Taste is a classic boch with some fruit notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (114) - - OCT 21, 2014
Piękna miedziano bursztynowa barwa, niezła piana. Aromat zdecydowanie słodowy z nutami owocowymi, skórką świeżo wypieczonego chleba i rodzynkami. W tle alkohol i karmel. Bardzo przyjemny. W smaku zdecydowanie słodowe, ze średnim wysyceniem, mocno owocowymi nutami, i delikatnym goryczkowym finiszem. Bardzo udane piwo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (856) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 20, 2014
BOTTLE 355 ML from Douberd. Look: clear amber, white frothy head. Aroma: clear strong caramel - nothing more. Taste: sweet caramel, a bit stale, light bitterness, thin finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"dead guy is a somewhat unique beer, and worth a try, but it’s a little harsh for my tastes. i like strong beers, but this has no subtlety whatsoever in the flavors. They’re not bad, just too in your face."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Possibly the second "craft" beer I ever had. Wow, that seems like a long time ago. Hazy amber with a thin white head. Honey, brown sugar, flowers and citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cargo150 (627) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Couleur ambré avec un col assez résistant. Nez de caramel et des notes terreuses. En bouche c’est assez simple, caramel, notes terreuses, un peu de bois. Rien d’extraordinaire.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (93) - - OCT 15, 2014
Cloudy dark orange color with medium head. Intensely sweet malts, a bit of yeast. Mostly tastes like the sweetness of long-chewed bread. A bit of hops in the finish as well. Very sweet lingering aftertaste. A well-made sweet bock.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (525) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
DATE TASTED: October 5, 2014... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: O’s clinch, while the Browns complete the largest road comeback in history... APPEARANCE: slow, steady bubbles are mired within an opaquely beautiful orange brown body; creamy, substantial off-white head; lacing creates white fencing... AROMA: strong citric cleansing power--peach, tangerine, and orange--weds with soft pine to produce a sweet, rewarding allure... PALATE: smooth, active and bubbling to the tongue; simmering and balanced, if not a little difficult to place--could be the ale/bock moniker coming to fruition; still, highly drinkable for a beer nearly 7% ABV.....TASTE: intense melon, ear-tingling hops, and a solid malt base at the throat creates a full, demanding taste; nothing Dead here! ... OVERALL:this hybrid beguiled me at first--seeking the ale, malt made me rethink everything--the style, the glass, the night...then, seeking the malt, the crunch of West Coast hops puts me square back in a pint glass... this beer makes me ask too many questions and, frankly, I do not mind--complex and rewarding....


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