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RATINGS: 3680   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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3.5
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Tap @ Naja’s. 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
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
I rather like this brew. It’s 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 isn’t overly complex but it’s 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
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 you’ll be feeling swell.

3.5
rederic (3337) - montréal, 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
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Dark amber color, with a thin lacy head. Smells a little bland, not as hearty as I’d like for a maibock, but not aweful either. Flavor isn’t offensive, but like the aroma isn’t much to write home about. Rogue’s other beers are much better, I dont think they’re as good at emulating german brews as they are at the other styles I’ve tried.

3.6
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 that’s been aged a bit, some sweetness, lots of complex maltiness (since there’s 4 kinds of malts in it!), and a very faint hop profile. A little alcohol ad’s to the sharpness. I didn’t find it especially smooth (has a lot of bite to it), but it’s quite tasty.

3.4
jcr (2719) - 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
beerlover82 (241) - 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
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
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
Couleur cuivrée aux reflets orangés, moyenne quantité de mousse pleinement diminuante ne laissant aucune trace sur le dessus du liquide. Pleins de minuscules dépôts flottent partout dans le liquide. Toffee, citrons, oranges, herbes et douce levure habitent sur une planète rendant hommage au CARAMEL. Maltée et douce en bouche, les saveurs de caramel légèrement brûlé perdurent pour l’éternité. Finale moyennement amérisante bien balancée par le sucre et la douceur des malts. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, carbonatation discrète mais toujours présente. Bouteille, Bièrepholie, Février 2005.


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