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RATINGS: 3679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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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2.9
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Amber with a lacey head. Sweet, candy-like aroma, but sadly not much taste. Slight hoppiness and a very yeasty aftertaste.

3.8
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001
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3.9
muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2004 Really remarkable beer. The past few comments sum it up well: amazing color and fruity nose (nectarine?), a wonderfully rich, malty mouthfeel and tongue, as strong as any stout or Belgian, and a smooth, warm finish. My favorite Rogue thus far.

July 03 re-rating. The dryness in this does not complement the heavy earthiness well, IMHO. It's good, but I find it harder to drink a bomber of this now; guess I'm not as big a bock fan, and my tolerance for Rogue's overhopping has hit its peak.

4.1
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
I greatly enjoyed this beer. Your first hint that this is a treat is the supurb color of the brew. The sight is followed by a slightly hoppy aroma befiting a well balanced beer. The first sip reveals a malty character up front followed by a slight spicy bitterness which work well together. This beer possesses a wonderful mouthfeel and represents a job well done by Rogue. The only questionable aspect of this beer appears to be inconsistancy in quality. Read some of the other reviews and judge for yourself.

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Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2001
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4.3
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2001
Definitely a unique beer experience. One of the fullest non-stouts I’ve ever encountered--the entire mouth is involved on this one.

2.8
joet (2646) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2001
Malty aroma -- some carmel. A full mouthy texture (not a tongue slider) without stickiness. Some hoppiness but no real distinct component.

3.7
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2001
I am not a Bock lover, but this is quite nice. The roasted malt sits in perfect balance with the hops sitting way back. My first Rogue. Not my last by a longshot.

3.3
fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2001
Bizarre. Undrinkable at first, but it grows on you. Not the best Rogue has to offer but worth a taste just for the sake of its obvious complexity.

3.6
wbdace (50) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 24, 2001
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