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RATINGS: 3809   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
I rather like this brew. Its got the sticky mouthfeel and strong malts of a Bock, but is well balanced with a hoppy but not bitter finish. Aroma is full of dark fruit (plum, grapes), chewy maltiness, a bit of cider. Flavor isnt overly complex but its just so damn well balanced... you really feel the alcohol warmth too (which for me in a bock is a good thing) about 30 seconds after a sip, even though its "only" 6.6%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2005
A very well balanced ale. Nice hoppy flavor followed by a hint of malt. Rogues flagship brew, definitly delicious. Unique amber color, carbonation is mediocre. Drink a bomber and youll be feeling swell.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3293) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Amber-oange color, with tan-colored foamy head, with sweet caramal malt, roasted malt, nutty, crystal malt, fruity,toffeeish aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with sweet caramel malt flavor,fruity candied oranges with toffeeish accent, earthy soft hoppy note, in a sweet and nice hop finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Dark amber color, with a thin lacy head. Smells a little bland, not as hearty as Id like for a maibock, but not aweful either. Flavor isnt offensive, but like the aroma isnt much to write home about. Rogues other beers are much better, I dont think theyre as good at emulating german brews as they are at the other styles Ive tried.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Suprisingly available at a chain supermarket in a 6 pack. Pours a nice rich brown, slightly cloudy, catches light well to make red and orange highlights. Smells and tastes like a very hearty dark germanic beer thats been aged a bit, some sweetness, lots of complex maltiness (since theres 4 kinds of malts in it!), and a very faint hop profile. A little alcohol ads to the sharpness. I didnt find it especially smooth (has a lot of bite to it), but its quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2627) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Sweet at the start. Sweet at the end. A slight hop kick in the middle. Not much aroma. Overall, this is a smooth, drinkable, refreshing beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Dark amber/copper with a little head but good lacing.Malty aroma and taste. Medium body. Smooth and pleasent.Nothing special, but quit enjoyable and well-crafted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Copper/amber pour with just a little head. Citrus, some lt. floral, and dark fruits provided a pleasant aroma. Nice sweet malty flavor (primarily caramel) along with a nice Saaz hop balance. Smooth mouthfeel and very-well balanced. Finish carried through sweet malt and some pine. Well-crafted brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
Couleur cuivre aux reflets orangs, moyenne quantit de mousse pleinement diminuante ne laissant aucune trace sur le dessus du liquide. Pleins de minuscules dpts flottent partout dans le liquide. Toffee, citrons, oranges, herbes et douce levure habitent sur une plante rendant hommage au CARAMEL. Malte et douce en bouche, les saveurs de caramel lgrement brl perdurent pour lternit. Finale moyennement amrisante bien balance par le sucre et la douceur des malts. Corps dpaisseur moyenne, carbonatation discrte mais toujours prsente. Bouteille, Birepholie, Fvrier 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Pours an amber color... pretty sweet with a malty flavor... its smooth then has a gentle bite then goes smooth again... fairly easy drinking with a lingering aftertaste...


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