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RATINGS: 3560   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cavnar (12) - Pace, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
I drink this regularly but yet never bothered to read about it and didn't even realize it was a bock! But it has all the bock characteristics, tons of malt in the aroma and taste. Palate and appearance are awesome. A nice full bodied beer that is balanced very well.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (600) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Malty, caramel and fruit notes, a slight candy sweetness. Full bodied and flavourful, pretty well balanced. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lacho (19) - USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours with a heavy foam, beautiful color. Muted aromas. Tastes like an American ale, toasty, malty, not heavy on the alcohol. Great beer for tapas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (180) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2015
Pours a hazy copper gold with fluffy eggshell head. Aromas of caramels, toasted bread, and a touch of campfire smoke. Taste is of caramel malts without too much sweetness. Alcohol shows as it warms. Finishes with a light tang and a caramel flavors. Full bodied with a faint astringency.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cool_Bond (1795) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Light fragrance of flowers. The taste is very bitter and fruity. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth a weak moment. For bitter beer for me to like it. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours brown. Aroma of red licorice, brown sugar, malt, molasses: nice. Tastes of the same: smooth and sweet. Lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Flavourful yet sessionable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
trith1 (25) - - MAR 18, 2015
I could tell you about the aroma, the appearance the palate. But I wont waste your time: This was simply, the most delicious beer I have had the pleasure of drinking in a very, very long time. If I had the choice, I would drink nothing else. Spectacular work Rogue.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CharmCityCrab (186) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours a caramel color. Aroma is very sweet- caramel and toffee. Taste contains more bitter or dry elements than I would expect based on the coloration and taste, and I think that’s a good thing. Hops upfront quickly melt into a Werther’s original candy type taste that is sweet, but not overly sweet. I guess I’m a little picky in some respects for a guy who’ll drink adjunct lagers when finances dictate- I enjoy some malty beers, but when they taste a little too much like candy, that can be a turn-off, and when they get a little too roasted and burnt, that can be a turn-off. This definitely is not the latter. It has some aspects of the former, but skirts the line nicely with the upfront hoppiness and not overdoing it on the backend sweetness despite the base backend flavor being similar to beers that cross the line. I would say a good beer, but not spectacular. Nicely avoids some common pitfalls, but it’s aim isn’t to the side of the bock equation I’d aim for. I think I would raise my rating a lot if it were only relative to beers that smell and somewhat taste like candy. But in a world where not all beers do, just a solid beer (Which is nothing to sneeze at).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (68) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 15, 2015
Amber with a small white head. Aroma is bread, biscuit, caramel, honey, bananas, apples, oranges. Taste is malty, citric, fruity, grassy and light alcohol presence. Sweet and light alcoholic aftertaste. Warming mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morri (235) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
355ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small tan head. Hazy light amber body with quite a bit of sediments. Low carbonation. Aroma is mostly earthy yeast and marmelade. Rich malt body. Slightly bitter on the tongue at first with a sour/sweet finish. Slightly spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
355ml bottle at Van Zanten. Hazy amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice sweetness with some bitter tones. Malts, caramel, honey, raisin and herbs. Quite a tasty brew.


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