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RATINGS: 3834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
QUESTor (5) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2005 does not count
Thick red medium bodied brew. Leaning towards the sweet side, but with enough of a hoppy edge to round it out. Definite taste of citrus fruit. Slides down smooth and creamy lingering on the tongue Which, in this case, is a good thing. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark slightly hazy amber-orange with an average size fizzy off-white head. Wonderful aroma of sweet malt, fruit and a touch of hops. My first sip I exclaimed "Wow, thats delicious" out loud. Flavour is fruity with fresh floral hops along with caramel malt and honey -- sweetness and bitterness are incredibly balanced. Another excellent Rogue product, they never dissapoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Cinnamon malty nose with tones of fig. Poured from a bottle with a medium amber color - darker in the middle. Some malty goodness with a fair bite at the end of the sip. Mmmmm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Bottle. Nice look to this one. Dark golden and tan with a nice glow. Nose is malty and more like an English ale than a bock in my opinion. Great, malty, butterscotch like flavor and feel. A little hop bite comes through in the end as well. I enjoyed this beer, but I was surprised by it, as I expected another hoppy Rogue ale. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 What, this is classed as a bock--or if it is a bock, why is it billed as an ale?? From a 12-oz. bottle, pours a clear medium amber with a small, quickly dmininishing white head. Not much lacing. Nothing particular stands out in the aroma. First taste is light malt with a quick bitter followup. Nice interplay between the malt and hops. Bitter finish. Medium-bodied. This reminds me a lot of Fat Weasel Ale, but about half-again more expensitve. Not bad, but Im not convinced its worth the price I paid ($7.99 for a sixpack, vs. $4.69 six pack for Fat Weasel).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
Dark amber with a firm, lasting white head. Couldnt really look any better. Both malt and hops in the aroma, but theres more to it than that. A curious spicy scent I cant identify. A full, honeyed sweetness hits you as you take your first sip; the bitterness creeps up imperceptibly and arrives late but very welcome. All sorts of complex stuff in the aftertaste. Fascinating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Tap: dark copper, decent head which faded away to nice lacing. Very malty aroma, but this beer is incredibly balanced. Some fruitness and candy. Alch content comes out in the end, excellent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
Yummy, yummy, yummy. Gorgeous ale - the colour of dark copper and an aroma that hints at honey and hops. Wild taste - I picked up juniper, sweet malts, honey and some hops. Complex and smooth. Not too heavy, but a lot of body and a nice warming effect. Alcohol is well hidden. A completely wonderful ale, and one I will be stocking up on for the fall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrat83 (4) - Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005 does not count
So complex. This ale is sweet, but still with a good essence of bitter. Theres earthy notes as well and a great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1764) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a glowing orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a bubbly collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is caramel malts and some grassy hops and a little fig.

The flavor is caramel/toffee malts and a little sweet fruitiness. Bitterness is barely perceptible, but helps balance the sweetness and leads to a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall, a well-made beer, but it doesnt do a lot for me.

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