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RATINGS: 3709   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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4.1
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2001
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3.5
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Not much aroma to speak of; faintly fruity. Pleasant hazy light amber-orange color. Interesting but very tasty malt choice. (Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops, according to the website. The Saaz spiciness is definitely there!) This is apparently a Maibock...that being the case, this is one of the more unique Maibocks I’ve had. Quite satisfying on a cool spring day such as today. Just the right amount of carbonation. I’ve had this beer numerous times, and will again.

2.7
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2001
kind of a 'strangely-bitter' taste that lingers on your tongue. I liked the appearance and the aroma better than the actual taste. Only other Rogue i've had is Artisan Lager. This isn't close.

3.1
dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2001
damn weird tasting, drank way too much and got a killer hangover..... cool bottle though

4.1
royalaxation (2) - colchester, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2001 does not count
uniform amber colour; nice, tight bubbles; good aftertaste leaves you wanting more

3.4
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2001
I've tried 4 of the Rogue beers. Though they start out great, personally I don't think they have a good finish. Which is true for this one also. First sip had a nice hoppy taste and aroma, went down smooth, about 3/4 through the bottle I felt it lost its taste and fizz.

3.3
shorlin (736) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 9, 2001
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2.7
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2001
A friend bought some of this just after his grandpa's funeral. I thought it was a classy touch, and a good beer.

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boto (2267) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2003 Draught: Pours a reddish brown. Not much head to the beer. Both the aroma and taste are very complex. There are a great deal of malts and hops in this beer, but neither are overwhelming, but there is a good hop kick in the end. Extremely well balanced. This one would get the Mayan's to come back from the dead!

3.8
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
According to their website this beer is a Maibock in style. I guess I can see that. I just don't think it's quite malty enough to really qualify. This is a good beer, but if it's a true Maibock it's not an ALE. But I'm being too nit-picky. Anyway...very drinkable beer. A little more copper colored than most Maibock's I've seen. And the hops seem a touch too apparent. This is another example of a great beer with an improper lable in my ever so humble opinion.


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