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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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common

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RATINGS: 3833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogues 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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1539) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Got this on tap, and thought it would be better then what it was. colour was kinda a light brownish. Flavour is kinda fruity/sweet, seemed a tad thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie (3422) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Draught. Ive had this a few times now, and it never really grows on me. Overall, its quite grainy and wheaty with undertones that are a tad buttery. The finish is slightly astrigent. Its not a nasty beer, but it just isnt my favorite. I think its weird that this is Rogues flagship brew. [Bottle split with Muenster, Oct 21, 07] I still feel the same way about this beer. This is a predominantly malty brew with a reasonable apple-like sweetness and flavors of gum and butter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
White,soapy head with a hazy dark amber color. Sweet and malty taste. Worth drinking again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Aroma is moderately malty and hoppy. Pours a large creamy off-white head with produces good lacing. Colour is medium orange. Flavour is malty, some sweetness, and light bitterness. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes with a light alcohol taste. Nothing too special.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle. Sweet fruity and flowery hops aroma. Cloudy orange brown color with small head. Hops flavor throughout - initially slightly sweet and flowery but finishes with a moderate bitterness. Also moderate astringency that is a hallmark for the style. Stands up to most German bocks - a fine example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2005
Ive been drinking this one forever, Cant belive its not rated yet. Often picked up in the singles area of Trader joes, cheap. Not so sure of the Bock label, but a good beer anyways. Abit malty, Hopped abit, golden, smooth, well balanced, Has become a normal drinking beer for me. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heitz (7) - USA - NOV 19, 2005 does not count
This is easily my favorite every day beer. The aroma is very clean and crisp. with a good malty smell. The aroma just makes me want to drink this beer. P.S. Really cool label!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
intelbrewer (4) - USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
Love it, my current favorite commercial beer (American anyway). Not really a beer that one can categorize, but if a bunch of Germans wanted to brew an ale for Americans, this would be the beer they come up with. APA + Alt + Maibock = Dead Guy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Im not sure this is really a bock. And it tastes kind of wierd.... BUT, I like wierd stuff. Light golden/hazy amber color. Thick and sweet, with a dry finish. Nothing else quite like it. The Christopher Walken of beers.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miketrum (18) - NAUGATUCK, Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Got a Growler yesterday...very good...not as good as it was on tap but better than the bottle. Will use great Dead guy Growler to homebrew in. Poured nice/strong...good brew to watch the Celts win yesterday


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