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RATINGS: 3521   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Reddish color. Malty aroma, nicely hopped. Didn't notice that it could be a bock. Nevertheless a good beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CharlieTwoPies (29) - United Kingdom, - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a pure Amber colour with creamy thick white head. Fantastic aroma of juicy oranges. Just so powerful and clean with a biscuit and bread malt nose. Amazing. Taste is a fruit and spice explosion with sweet orange, earthy herbs, toffee, biscuit. Finishes with something that’s not quite pear but somewhere near. Wow is it a fantastic taste and aroma. Finish leaves a little sweet biscuit behind with a little pithy orange too. Very clean yeast character, no overpowering or cloying esters. Love it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zdoegg (1) - - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Smooth honey aroma. Enjoyed from a bottle, so I couldn't judge the appearance. Smooth going down. Good mouthiness. Finishes caramel and malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
badpuppy69 (278) - orange, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a decent head and large bubbles streaming up the side of the glass. Aroma is a bit like a season. Taste is a beery hop. Not bad but definitely different. Medium mouth feel

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bennetporter (108) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours a light copper from the bottle. Sweet honey yeastiness is underwhelming. Thin mouthfeel, quick effervescence that flattens to nothing. Okay beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 19, 2015
33cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Hazy orange appearance. Thin head. Medium high sweetness. Aroma is malty, bubblegum, spicy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 03.25.14. A: Somewhat opaque, milky caramel color. 1 finger head that receded quickly. Great lacing. S: Strong, sweet caramel. T: Caramel dominates. Has lingering red apple. Some flower on the back end. M: Creamy smooth. It floats on the tongue and fades away slowly. Beautiful. O: The creaminess is apparent first, then a wash of caramel takes over. The sweetness fades and then a slight bitterness comes on until fading into a red apple and flower back end that lingers. This is a very well balanced and fantastically smooth beer. Unfortunately, I won’t ever buy anything from Rogue again after what I’ve heard about them, but that shouldn’t affect my rating of this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (1484) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Tåkete lys brun med beige fingerhøyt skum. Lukter maltekstrakt og noe sviske. Søt smak med lett bitterhet i avslutningen. Kort søt ettersmak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2818) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
14 jan 2015, tap. Light orange/Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is orange citrus and granola malt. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Really reminds me of unpasteurized apple cider. It doesn't taste bad or off but it tastes appley. There is some orange citrus finish an moderate granola malt throughout. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (385) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at home (glow in the dark!?). Nicely almost clear, copper colour, big foamy white head. Strong malty tones, sweet honey, bready and grainy too; clearly reminiscent of German (alcohol free) ales. Little fruity with orange and mandarins, light pilsener-like bitterness, Belgian yeasty. Medium carbonation and body. More like an imperial pils.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (125) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
0,355 l bottle, best before 8/2015. Clear, bronze yellow with a thick, creamy, stable, white head. Massive lacings on the glass. Sweetish, fruity aroma of honey, gooseberry, lemon and tangerine. Very appetising. Sweetish taste of honey, lemon and tangerine. Finish is crisp and medium bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite good and highly quaffable. Would love to drink that on a warmer day!


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