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RATINGS: 3333   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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3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTownBeer (22) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Not a ton of aroma but what is there i think comes from yeast and malt, that is ok given the style. surprised it uses the subtle perle and saaz hops which i think is what gives this beer a great smoothness to the hop profile. I have had this beer a few times before and always assumed it was a higher gravity ale. overall i liked it and is a good beer with a balanced malt and hop profile.


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 (45) - - 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 (5581) - 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 (1096) - 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 (1289) - 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 (20) - 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

3.5
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (832) - 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.


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