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RATINGS: 3488   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear orange-amber with a very small white head. Aroma is sweet maltiness with a little bit of hops. Taste has a slight bite with smooth finish and moderate carbonation. Lingering sharp mouthfeel on the roof of the mouth. Not blown away by it but it is a very drinkable beer.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjwhite41 (51) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (88) - - NOV 26, 2014
Pours murky orange. Nose has orange peels, caramel and grapes. Mouth has citrus and is quite bitter. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (939) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (273) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (373) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (345) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1450) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (322) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
There are (as the description states) indeed references to the Maibock but in my experience it is much more an IPA. And a very good one, wonderful balanced taste, very lively and fruity. I love it!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ckilly (17) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I'm a fan of IPAs and I really sharp, sometimes bitter, high alcohol brews. This selection was very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (51) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Nose is nothing too distinct, sort of nutty and toasty. Flavor comes across big, though, with an excellent malt/hops balance. No floral overtones here. Just a deep roasted caramel taste that is rich, powerful and thirst quenching. The heller bock category needs choices like this. Not overly complex. Just good...


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