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99
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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Probably the easiest Rogue to find around these parts. 22oz bottle. Pours an orange color, medium white head. Aroma has honey, mandarins, lychee and peach. Flavor is sweet honey-like malts with blackcurrant and peach overtones. A nice level of hop flavor and bitterness balances out the fruity-yeasty body. The thick chewy mouthfeel melds well with a nice bitterness. I like this beer, even if it isnt the best representative of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Hazy and peach colored with a nice head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma with a touch of smoke. Very fruity and easy to drink wiith low bitterness or hop flavor. Has a sort of soda pop character with a tutti fruiti flavor. Pretty good but not like any bock or maibock Ive ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 amber color. yeast floaters present. malty, dark fruit, carmel aroma. mild hop flavor, mostly malt. somewhat bitter palate. lots of bready, caramel malts. big flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
bark (255) - Linkping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
Bottled. The colour is dark amber; the creamy beige foam disappears into nothing in a rather short time.

The smell got notes of yeast, malt, honey raisins, some hops, some alcohol, dried fruits (apricots?) and some cream diacetyl.

The carbonation is fresh and strong (but not too strong) with medium sized bubbles.

The taste is somewhat sourish with a touch of alcohol, roasted malt and a sweet touch of honey and raisins. The aftertaste is a bit sweet with notes of nuts, raisins, dry fruits and a falling bitterness. The rather long and coherent finish got a touch of salt.

A nice beer, but the taste of alcohol spoiled some of the experience.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
Amber, small creamy white head. Fruity and quite sweet aroma of caramel, banana, nuts and crackers with a small hint of hops. Malty toffee flavour, hints of cookies and milky chocolaye. Cracker-like finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Pours a ruby red with thick off-white head. Aroma is sweet, honey, malty. Flavor is malts, citrus, sweet. Palate is creamy and thick. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Orange copper in color. White head with a decent amount of lacing. Citrusy aroma and flavor....hint of lemon. Palate is medium with a sweet aftertaste. Has just the right amount of hops, too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Malted nose, hints of caramel, possibly some fruit tones. Very cloudy appearance, slight white head, a medium brown color. A sweet taste, malts and caramel. A bitter aftertaste and a little bit watery for the body. The bitterness is a nice balance until late in the tail, when it becomes very strong. I would have to put this in the a little better than average category.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierfinder (10) - College Station, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2005
It was a hot day in July and I was looking for something special to keep the liquids flowing. Not a fan of Bock beer, but this is quite good. Rich amber color, nice head that keeps. Not fond of Hoppy bears, but the light aroma here was pleasing. Quite a crisp, well-rounded flavor, gentle in fragrance. A real surprise for a stout/porter fan!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Deep amber in color. Decent white head.Hoppy aroma. Light hops and malt, crisp and clean finish.


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