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RATINGS: 3335   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowcars4life (21) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Tasty beer that is easy to drink. They serve this beer on tap at my local ale house. This beer seems more bitter when it gets too cold. It has almost of an iron taste when too warm.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (164) - Vista, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Half gallon growler from the liquor store. Pours clear amber with an orange tinge, small white head that quickly is gone and leaves little lacing. Aroma is toasted grain (almost like corn), honey, brown sugar, pear, and apple...pretty nice. Taste is medium sweet, mild to medium bitter, fruity with some caramel sweetness and a nice bitter bite at the end. Medium body, slick, watery texture, soft carbonation, and bitter finish. It seems like a cross between a German Oktoberfest and a British Pale Ale more than a Maibock. It’s OK but I don’t think I will revisit this one, too watery, bitter, and generic tasting.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
henkjanwiegers (98) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
Pours a yellow/orange color. Can’t really decipher the aroma, has some metallic in it. The taste is sweet, caramel, syrup and honey, complemented by hops and warming the throat. Unusual taste, but it’s pleasant alright.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pour is light orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of spice, caramel, honey, biscuit, and tart fruit. Finish has a bit of booze and more fruit sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (47) - - APR 20, 2014
Aroma: citrus, floral; Appearance: hazy orange, foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: astringent finish, medium carbonation, medium body, thick texture Well-rounded ale with much delight.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig süß, fruchtig malzig, Karamell. Geschmack sehr malzig süß, fruchtig, Karamell.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear dark straw colored body. The aroma is bright orange and tangerine with a little caramel. The taste is a hardy malt caramel with a slightly sweet pine finish. The texture is fizzy, a bit too much. An enjoyable beer.
Earlier Rating: 8/7/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Poured two fingers of head on a mostly clear, medium straw colored body. The aroma is quite "grainy." Like sticking your nose into a grain silo. There’s a little lemon in the background though. The taste is wonderful, great balance. It has a big dose of bitterness upfront, then a big malt bill comes through. Finishes clean. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ILduce (200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle LCBO: Orange glow with nice tight beige head. Malt, toffee, and biscuits in the nose. Tastes malty and yeasty with some mild hop content. Soapy mouthfeel and highly quaffable despite the higher alcohol content. Balanced bittersweet finish. Very good then.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: Light haze with a copper body. Creamy light tan head.
Aroma: Malty like a doppelbock. Caramel and brown sugar, very malty and complex. Hard to really pinpoint the flavors.
Taste: Malty through and through. Caramel to brown sugar throughout.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: I don’t see the fuss about this. It’s not bad and I see why it’s a gateway beer, but there are so much more, like Troegenator.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (21) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (224) - - 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


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