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RATINGS: 3846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
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
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
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2005
The beer that, seems to me, sells so well that Rogue’s 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
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2005
No, it doesn’t much resemble a German bock, but it’s 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
hayduke (5188) - 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.

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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 you’ve seen this skeleton guy somewheres before?

3.9
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
mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 I don’t 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. It’s 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
patrick767 (4063) - 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. It’s 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. There’s 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.

3.4
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2005
22 oz bomber. This pours a nice copper/amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is a bit of citrus and hops. Taste is initial citrus with nice malty finish. Wish I had some PacMan yeast for my brews, but this was a good version of a maibock


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