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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 3834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
very light in color but not taste -- strong smooth and akick at the end .

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2005 does not count
One of my favorite beers. A german maibock made with ale yeast. Nice amber color. A very interesting rich flavor with nice aroama. I can buy it in 6 packs locally and you can not get most Oregon beers in Florida but Rogue brews you can.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatguys (76) - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2005
1 pint, 6 oz bottle in a huge, 48 oz Miller Lite mug. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with smells of caramel and malts. This stuff is quite thick with a real buttery palette. Several malt flavors here with a dry hops finish. Lots of caramel sweetness here. Doesnt go down very easy; Ive had some stouts that flow better. Lots of flavor, however, and it really warms you up. The most flavorful bock ive had. Would like to try on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3624) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 deep honey in color. tastes of pears and caramel. i think this was it. this was the beer that opened my eyes to craft brews and how truly life changing they are. when we had no high gravity beers in this crazy city, this was what i grabbed instead.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Tap @ Najas. Nice hazy copper color. Sweet smelling aroma, and a nice mostly sweet flavor with a bit of bitterness at the end. Not sure if this is what a bock is supposed to be, but i liked it.

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 (3332) - 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.


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