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RATINGS: 3746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Delicate aroma, sweet toffee and caramels. Taste is bready, fruity, and malty, with interesting clove spiciness to it. Slight bitterness as well. Good beer, refreshing yet filling


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1239) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at the Draft House, Tower Bridge, London. ABV 6.5%. Poured a golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, hops, grass and yeast. Light sweetness, medium+ bitterness. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Finish has a good level of dry hoppy bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2016
This is a really smooth, really drinkable beer. I don’t pick up much on the nose from it, but it’s a nice shade if dark amber in color and it tastes like something between sweet and full bodied. It’s right there in the middle with something extra to separate it from an average beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2793) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2016
After all this time, I still don’t think I have ever tried this beer before now. Seems like it’s the most widely produced beer in the style, one in which my experience with is limited to random beers I hear of for the first time upon trying. This beer recipe seems to be older than I am, so it must be good. I get a lot of banana bread notes in the aroma and flavor. Sweet malt, but it finds a way to work. I probably couldn’t drink a lot of this. I think the sweetness would start to become too much. A 22 Oz split was just right. Enjoyable beer here. Unique too. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ksiwzos (120) - GREECE - AUG 3, 2016
Pours amber, crystal clear with white dense head that dissipates slowly. Aroma of bread, caramel, toffee, some sweet wood. Taste balanced towards hoppy, salt, artichoke(!!!), caramel. Aftertaste is similar with taste but a bit more hoppy. Low to medium carbonation, light to medium body. Nice but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tjeerd (201) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2016
Nice label, nice aroma, ok palate, reasonable aftertaste. An average of 3.5 seems to be overrated imo however.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lidor1995 (35) - ISRAEL - JUL 29, 2016
Little to no aroma, with excellent presentation, sweet taste and really thick palate, a great experience

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1200) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A brown-orange opaque beer with a medium white foamy head ; ok retention. Candied fruits, caramel, roast, sugar, herbal note. Medium sweet, dry refreshing note. Medium body, average texture, light oily, soft carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, enjoyable beer :)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (301) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and with hints of fruits and hops. Clear and light brown appearance with a small white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Average lively carbonation and medium-full body. Really great ale!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
David562 (10) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016
Tasty beer with a carmely after taste but definitely a beer I would have again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (633) - ITALY - JUL 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Colore quasi ambra, limpida, schiuma compatta fine. Aroma di malto con note floreali. Al palato generale dolcezza del malto, con sentori floreali e fruttati in evidenza. Chiusura quasi dolce, il luppolo non si fa molto sentire. Carbonazione medio bassa. Una maibock molto americana.


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