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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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2195) - Texas, USA - APR 28, 2004
this is a beautiful beer. great almost candy like aroma. has a slight fruit taste, not sure what, maybe cherry undertone. but the taste was not what i expected. is just a little bland, but still good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2004
Caramel and nutty malt dominate the aroma, with just a hint of Saaz coming through. Pours a nice amber color, rocky off-white head. Flavor is malty up front, nice big Munich malt flavor, then there is a moderate hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body, lacks smoothness a lager bock would have. Overall, a very drinkable bock/alt/amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2004
Bottled. Very full, well rounded. Malty sweetness to some extent, but some bitterness to balance. Nice medium head, pretty amber color. Not quite noticeably alcoholic, but you know it's there. Relaxing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
A light and smooth tasting brew. Do not feel higher alcohol at all. Surprisingly amber, and seemed to me like a vienna amber style, malty with modest carbonation. Bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
Rogue Nation, San Francisco: It pours a yellow brown with an efervescent head. Mildly sweet aroma. Mellow, mildly hoppy flavor with a bit of a bite to it. On tap, it's not as good as I remember it tasting from the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 23, 2004
Rogue's flagship beer. Simple compared to other Rogues, but very good and smooth. Golden color with a good amount of carbonation. This beer is a good introduction to the others in the Rogue lineup!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2004
I'm drinking this fresh from the tap--my second,now--while I peruse my notes on a review from a bottled serving. So what do I think now and what did I say then? We'll put the two together.. First off, like with any brew, this is 100x better on tap, the flavor explodes. Any time you can find it on draft, reward the operation,please, for their boldness and their taste, and order a Dead Guy instead of your usual local micro pale ale. But about the beer...Beautiful, big off-white head, gorgeous amber/dark orange color. Aroma: bright, fresh fruitiness, vegetableness, it's a veritable garden in here. Great hops, just mild enough, with loads of malt. I was confused about the style for a long time. I was led to believe that it was an Oktoberfest, but aren't they usually lagers? A recent trip to Oregon and a visit to a Rogue Ale House set me straight about the DG's true genealogy. An ale-style maibock! These guys are geniuses! Spicy but soft palate, very pleasant finish, an utterly delicious drink! All hail Dead Guy, Long May He Rest!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drinkindadio (1) - sioux falls, South Dakota, USA - APR 17, 2004 does not count
this beer tastes good after another lighter beer. or with a spicy food. do not drink this out of the gate. i had this beer in oregon

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Light brown color with an off white head; really pretty. Has a malty smell and a medium bitterness. Slight aftertaste of alcohol. Not much flavor variance.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 First impression: wow, smells good. Second impression: wow, what a beautiful shade of orange. Then when I tasted it I thought I tasted a slight blood taste one sometimes detects in beer (which would account for its name, Dead Guy Ale). I really like this one though. Its hoppiness also lends itself to that more offensive flavour found in Red Brick Lager (of marihuana), but here it is not overwhelming or tear-inducing. Call me morbid, but I *dig* Dead Guy Ale.


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