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RATINGS: 3592   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 Rogueís 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1068) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 6, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy burnished copper amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Burnt caramel and fresh white bread mix with a touch of honey and some mild herbal hops in the aroma. Light herbal and floral hops up front are overcome by sweet burnt caramel malt. Honey and mild chai tea in the mid-palate lead into a slightly spicy finish. Quite a pleasant malty ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
geobotsar (3) - CYPRUS - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
Bottle at brewfellas pub in nicosia. Pours copper/amber with a nice white head. Malty with some caramel notes, a bit sweet but well balanced with some hop bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (248) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
From the bomber, has a nice cloudy two tone (brown on the bottom, orange on top) look to it, little to no collar. Smells of sweet malt. Starts out really sweet but once the palate adjusts it evens out with carbonation and is very drinkable. I donít remember having a maibock when I spent time in Germany, but then again I donít remember a lot of things I did there. This is a delightful change of pace from what I usually drink, and I like that they made a German beer to celebrate a Mayan custom. Cheers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (126) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Wow, I donít know how many times Iíve walked past this over the years. Silly me! Pours a clear orange-copper with thin white head - no retention. Smell is wonderful - semi-sweet with malt and bread and citrus. Flavor also has a slight honey sweetness, balanced well with some hop bitterness. Finish has a trace of alcohol, but smooth and again semi-sweet. I must have more...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kampfar (9) - MŁnster, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
From tap, dark yellow-orange coloured non filtered ale, medium bitterness and light malty sweetness. Rich mouthfeel. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fakebeersnob (224) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Tough beer for me to rate. First of this style. Most beers I like have a stronger flavor. I didnít get much of a distinctive smell out of it. Pours a nice amber color with lasting lacing. There is tingling on the tongue upfront. The middle is a smooth malty feeling. Sweet, somewhat caramel or butterscotch hints, though not overpowering. A bit too much carbonation at the end for my liking (considering the middle felt so smooth). There are hints of hops bitterness, but nothing that even compares to a pale ale. Very drinkable beer. Came to the conclusion that this is one that will not stand out on unique or powerful tastes, but a great beer to go to if you just want to enjoy a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (438) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from BeerMerchants. Pours hazy amber orange, with a single finger off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits, and some hops too, faint.... Taste of initial fruits, then some light malts, then honey and extreme fruits and bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaychpln (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Honey aroma , bright cooper color,. Malty flavor but not over powering , clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (242) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Pours copper with a thin head. Aroma of honey. Taste is like a sweet honey hot toddy. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (230) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 2, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is orange to light amber, thick white head. Aroma is fruity, pear, herbal, some peach. Taste is malty, sweet, light bittery, fruity, light pear. Medium body, flat carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
16erBlech (213) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 31, 2015
0,355l bottle at Cafe Restaurant Aumann / Wien 18. Malty aroma and taste. Perfectly balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Excellent bock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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