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RATINGS: 3719   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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3.2
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Hazy amber/red color with a small head that does leave some lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet maltiness with only the slightest hint of hop. flavor is balanced and mild mostly some caramel sweet notes and just enuff hop in the finish to clean the palate. Plesant brew that is easy to drink but has no flourishing charecteristics.

3.6
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours with a small yellowish off-white head on a cloudy deep amber body with a sweet fruity aroma of apricots. Sweet fruity taste with a good, mildly hopped finish with hints of yeast.

3.4
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Thin white head that mostly dissipates. Pours a cloudy brown color. Aroma of brown sugar. Light, tea-like bitter.

3.3
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2005
The Rogue brewery is one of the best breweries in North America and this is one of their better brews. I would always highly recommend a beer from Rogue, and the Dead Guy would be no exception

4
tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2005
This was my first Rogue beer which I enjoyed at Williams Peanut Bar in uptown Mpls. I remember it being very good, let’s see how it is the 2nd time around. Amber in color with a thin head. Malty aroma with fruit highlights, quite possibly apricot? Now for the taste: Pretty good! Nice hops on the finish round out for a fine finish. The only thing against this beer is that the flavor is just slightly watered down. If the flavor was a little stronger; it could have scored even higher. However (as if I haven’t learned yet), as this brew warms the flavor really improves and comes out to the forefront.

3.4
Nejhleader (1574) - 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
NachlamSie (3598) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Draught. I’ve had this a few times now, and it never really grows on me. Overall, it’s quite grainy and wheaty with undertones that are a tad buttery. The finish is slightly astrigent. It’s not a nasty beer, but it just isn’t my favorite. I think it’s weird that this is Rogue’s 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
alobar (3970) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
White,soapy head with a hazy dark amber color. Sweet and malty taste. Worth drinking again.

3
ryananderson (118) - 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
shrubber85 (11710) - 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.


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