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RATINGS: 3686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (1045) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Decent aroma and upfront taste seems like something could be happening. But then nothing really does. Has a slight nice drinkable honey hop flavor. But any good flavor goes out the window quick. Drinkable brew but not the best.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle poured into a tall tulip. Surprising, almost unique, flavors evident on the first sip. Color of a dark honey, aroma of sweet malt and bread. Very smooth, rounded nut-like flavor. Malty, floral hops, sweetness, creamy texture, quite complex, easy to drink, tastes and looks more like an amber ale than anything else, I would certainly drink this one again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (34) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
EIN HELLER BOCK!!!!!!! WAHNSINN!!!!!!! So malzig,hoppy und rundum lecker. Sehr eigenwillige Interpretation eines deutschen Klassikers. Die Rogue Brewery spricht übrigens von einem Maibock!!!!!!!& HELL YEAH!!!!!! Flasche von Beyond Beer HH 2 Euro 0,33.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (616) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
L: -pours a hazy amber-red with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head -medium carbonation visible S: -orange,tangerines,caramel,honey,goos grapefruit T: -Follows the nose with a toasty finish -low to medium bitterniss -finishes dry F: -medium carbonation -light to medium,creamy body O: This is not a Maibock,hell it’s not even a Lager. Aside from that,a great Amber Ale though

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (555) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2016
From notes: sweet, malty, lots of body, a bit more balance with the alcohol would be nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 19, 2016
33cl bottle orange color aroma major of honey taste a bit malty, lightly hoppy fine beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lilsummerlil (9) - THAILAND - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
The taste isn’t too bitter and no after taste which pretty good for me. Aroma itself isn’t hoppy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle, bubbly fluffy head, hazy deep orange color, biscuity fruity aroma, biscuity jammy flavor with some honey in the back, herbal bitterness, a bit too sweet. Decent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fampro621 (2) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2016 does not count
Introduced to this at a local pub that had it on draft. Now one of my top picks, i just wished that in the northeast it wasn’t considered such a premium brand at typically close to $14 a 6 pack. Highly recommend visiting one of their bars in Portland, OR - enjoyed a flight and still come back to this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
22oz bottle 1/12/16 (Old Notes)-Pours copper with a decent head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and slight dark fruit. Taste of the same with a bit of grass and biscuit. This medium bodied brew is well done.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (999) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2016
35.5cl Pours clear orange, with thin head, that goes immediately. Fain aroma of caramel and some malts. Slightly sweet, medium bitter, with some clear caramel and candy sugars. Reminds a bit of faro with extra ABV. Medium bodied, smooth with some sharp alcohol bites. Not fizzy in the glass, but livens up in the mouth. A pleasant drink overall.


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