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RATINGS: 3328   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaiho (69) - - OCT 25, 2012
Keg at Euston Tap, London. Smells deliciously malty, complemented by the rich colour bordering on light brown. Light carbonation fizz gives mellow almost nutty flavours a kick. Not entirely without hops but they stand off to the side. I preferred this beer in America, but it’s plenty nice this side of the pond too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (18) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft. Pours a deep amber. Sweet aroma of malts and toffee. Taste is sweet with some mild hops. Prefer other Rogues but this is pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (218) - - APR 12, 2014
Amber, clear, tall but quickly fading head, little lace. Yeasty, earthy nose. Medium body, clean mouthfeel, simple and moderate flavor profile. Balanced bitter-sweet character. Malty, earthy, yeasty, hint of hop, pp in the finish. Good, within the style, which is not mine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
Deep gold pour, thin off white head. Not much on the nose except caramel/malt. Taste - sweet, malty, a little bitterness but mostly just caramel goodness, goes down very easy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (831) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2014
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.50):
Hoppy at first with some caramel and toffee notes coming through along with some burst of citrus and faint pine. There is a malt base that is a semi-sweet one and I could detect bread and sweet fruits and yeast too.
Copper amber colour with a half-centimetre tall, foamy head that is a very slightly off-white colour and settles as a thick lacing on the top that covers the entire surface.
Pine hops and some citrus kick things off along with some caramel malts and a floral taste that is a little hoppy and hints at some bitterness. There is some sweetness and bread with a few fruits as well, notably some apple.
Medium bodied, a fairly good balance and medium carbonation as well, this beer is smooth with a dry and bitter tang from the citrus and some sweetness throughout along with a crisp finish.

An interesting one, almost seems like an American pale ale & definitely an unusual take on the Maibock style with the beer growing on you as you work your way down the glass. A good beer but I imagine this will be a one off for me and I won’t be trying to pick it up again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (204) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into shaker. Hazy honey color with a modest foamy cream head that reduces to a slick in a few moments. Carbonation is slight but persistent leaving minimal lacing. Slight aroma of caramel malt with some light floral notes. Flavor is malt forward with honey sweetness giving way to a spicy middle and some welcome bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (229) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
A really tasty malty brew. Goes down smooth. Deceptively strong. Lots of malt and a beautiful amber pour. Could session this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (233) - - MAR 31, 2014
Draft. Pours a deep amber. Sweet aroma of malts and toffee. Taste is sweet with some mild hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (512) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2014
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, honey. Taste is Light sweet, candy sugar flavour. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Very nice and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (483) - - MAR 29, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a semi transparent amber with a ring off cream colored head. Aroma of slightly hops and bread. Taste of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augdraught1981 (107) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Medium dark copperish / amber color pour that’s hard to describe. Nose & taste are hops, fermented fruit & bread. Excellent beer from an excellent & one of my favorite breweries.

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