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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 3838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 A good beer, but a bit overrated. Based on my friends telling me how good it was I was expecting something better. I am a huge fan of Rogue beers too, but i prefer their other beers to this.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2005
out of the bottel pours a slightly murky amber hue. A lazy circle of white foam serves as a head. Smell is very strong of hops, grass, pepper and corn. the pepper makes my nose tingle. Tastes of burnt toast, grass and honey. The mouthfeel is silky but of substantial weight. The aftertaste is bread and the pepper remains in your nose. overall a very interesting combination of yeast, malts, hops and other ingredients, but the pepper is too overwhelming. AND it finishes way too dry!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a hazy coppery color from the bottle, head lasts long enough. Aromas of corn and a hint of caramel. You can taste the caramel, finishes lightly bitter and dry. Not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2005
The beer that, seems to me, sells so well that Rogues been able to pfutz around and bring us some very satisfying beer. Deep amber color. Surprisingly sweet the first time. Lip-smacking good. But tempered well with the hops. Always a good choice. (Apologies to Sam Adams.)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2005
No, it doesnt much resemble a German bock, but its Rogue! This is obviously a rebellious American interpretation of the bock tradition, with tasty results. Drinkable, rich, dare I say non-offensive? Great for drinking a couple in a bar with friends, and of course, Dead Guy is always a conversation starter, or Halloween-season-appropriate (or Memorial-Day-appropriate, for that matter)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 On tap in Ashland, Oregon. More like an amber than a Bock, it was a dark amber with orange highlights, medium off-white headm, and strong odor of yeasts and malts. Some hops. Palate was average. Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. 12/27/06 upstae/. It as been a whlle since I drank this on tap so decided to give the bottle a try. Everything is as I rated it teh first time. Score stays the same.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
I contend that the bottle graphics and name have less to do with the Mayan Day of the Dead than with something else, rather obviously: The box says "Gratefully dedicated to the Rogue in all of us." Think youve seen this skeleton guy somewheres before?

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Delicious, not what I expected from a bock beer. I will drink many of these, what you call "dead guys".

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (617) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 I dont quite get how this is a bock. It is made with ale yeast and tastes like an amber. Regardless, I like it. Great Rogue lacing. Perfect mouthfeel. Its almost silky. English bitter on the sides and back of the mouth. Mostly a bitter bite, some sweet smoothness in the front. A hint of sweet honey or candy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4047) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 12 oz. bottle. I tried this ale for my first time tonight and loved it. Its a fitting first review. It pours up a nice amber with an enduring head. The aroma is light, but pleasant. The mouthfeel was wonderful, smooth with light carbonation. Theres some complexity here with some sweetness initially followed by a mildly bitter finish. That 6.6% alcohol is quite noticeable in the finish, but not unpleasantly so. Overall a superb beverage from Rogue that I could easily drink regularly. rerate: 7/4/7/3/15 - Averaged with the old rating of 4.1 and rounded up to a 3.9.


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