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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,769 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,769
Reviews: 2,349
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 234
Gots: 1,099 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001

8 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan.
Hops: Perle and Saaz.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond
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Ratings: 6,769 | Reviews: 2,349
Photo of KCCO_JSV
4.89/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers.

Photo of m_hall
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Standard pour yields a slightly cloudy (this is bottle conditiioned) caramel-colored beer with a light tan head that falls to a film, leaving light lacing.

Aroma is sweetly malty, fresh dark bread, and faint spice notes.

Flavor is sweet up front, very rich caramel and brown sugar notes. toasted bread and pleasantly nutty bitter flavors coming in after, leading a lingering, slightly dry finish, with a bit of old-world style spicy hops at the end.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick and oily, with moderate carbonation cutting through a bit. Just substantial enough, without being over-heavy.

This beer is technically a maibock, though it's billed on the label as an ale - and given its body and and rich flavor it would definitely appeal to fans of brown ales and similar styles. A very good, very satisfying beer, good for anytime drinking.

Photo of JHogan02
2.34/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I Personally prefer Boddingtons to this perverse pos and that is what it is.

Photo of Dwatt90
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is delicious. You should get it.

Photo of RogueCBR
4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my goto beer. Every time. Found it at a local bar that has a beer-of-the-month 2 years ago. I think they kept it on as a regular beer because I kept them sold out.

Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great flavor, very good drinker

Photo of ElHefe2000
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer didn't really wow me for the price I paid for it. Bought soley for trying a different brew. Not great, not horrible, on to my next new brew!

Photo of founddrama
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great color, but I'm having a tough time placing the flavor. The bottle says hearty and balanced and I'll give it that. Also: I have to ask why they're calling it an ale if it's a maibock. (Aren't those lager yeasts?)

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Classic malt flavors with a light crisp lager personality. The malt is slightly caramel sweet, with some grainy barley, light nut and even a bit of coffee bean.

Photo of sporklift87
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An aggressive pour shows two fingers off-white, soapy head with fair retention and good lacing. Amber brown with some red and very light cloudiness. Smell is not very powerful, brown sugar and bready. Taste matches aroma adequately, with addition of pineapple and some spices. Higher carbonation lingers on front and middle of tongue for half a minute or so. Decent body, not as heavy as I had imagined, a little on watery side. Overall, a good brew, not very complex, but easy drinking and enjoyable. Won't be buying regularly due to price, but will buy again, just the same.

Photo of justingreenwood
2.44/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The name says it all. Imagine squeezing the fluid from the rotting corpse of a homeless crackhead whose last shower was recorded in the dead sea scrolls. Not something I would drink again.

Photo of fscottkey
2.62/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: [2.50] Pours a rust brown color and forms a large 2 finger head. The beer is a little hazy looking in the glass. The bottle does not list the ABV or any kind of date. BOO! Terrible.

S: [3.25] I get caramel, spices and breadiness.

T: [2.75] The taste is some kind of spices. They are long and lingering. I keep sipping it wanting more but I only get a little more sweetness.

M: [1.50] The mouthfeel is bad. It has no feeling of carbonation. It feels like water. Normally I rate mouthfeel after taste - but the mouthfeel was so unpleasant I went there first.

O: [2.50] This is very disappointing. The bottle includes no useful information. So this might be a really old bottle - but that is Rogue's fault not mine. Suffer with a bad rating. The mouthfeel was WAY off. It is just like water. No carbonation feeling at all (even with the 2 finger head). Then the taste was poor too. I won't drink this again.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Banana bread brown sugar this is good ale

Photo of Hmarte
4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

exceptional taste in one word outstanding

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint of this out at the bistro around the corner last April (11 months ago). Took some notes down at that time, but then promptly lost them. Doing some cleaning today before moving next month and ran across them. They jive with my recollection so figured I'd put them in.

Appearance - Amber / copper in color with red hues throughout. 1 Finger of head is poured, leaving only a soapy residue after a few minutes. Crystal clear.

Smell - Butterscotch, slight bit of tropical fruit. Enticing but the nose isn't terribly potent.

Taste - Some bitterness up front with and earthy butterscotch and creamed corn undercurrent. Overall pretty mild, but quite tasty and drinkable.

Mouthfeel - Reasonably well carbonated, leaves a tingling sensation in the mouth. Medium-light bodied.

Overall - Pretty solid across the board, well rounded and definitely would come back to this but for the affordability (and accessibility) in Canada.

Photo of raphaelboschiero
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

smell and stay totally out off the stile. so much sugar.

Photo of felipelemus5
4.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers

Photo of darkksith
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer by a wide margin. Worth the price.

Photo of samshaw
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Medium thick, clear, golden hue with medium offwhite head. Slow stream of small suds rising.

S: Moderate yeast with light hops.

T: Medium yeast dominates the tongue with moderate hops and light malt.

M: Viscous with seltzer-like carbonation.

O: Yeast-heavy beer with a classic flavor and a fair bit of bitterness.

Photo of Golden32
1.97/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Strong metallic taste, great for some I suppose. Just not for me.

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma includes tart but browning apple, toffee, and a little bread. Pours a dense, manilla head and a hazy, light copper body. Full flavored—the malt is toffee/honey-like, lightly sweet and grainy. Slight alcohol and spicy, somewhat bitter hops. Feels a bit light and crisp with not a lot of carbonation.

The malt is pretty well foregrounded with spicy hops and bitterness providing punctuation. Very flavorful though a bit buttery. The alcohol is slight but works well with the spiciness.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance – Deep honey colour with an ample amount of head that is between rocky and shaving foam in consistency. The head is around a finger in height and there is loads of Co2 streaming in the glass the head dies and leaves a decent lace cover that lightly dust the glass as you drink.

Smell – A lot of sweet malt almost caramel like, but some great sour tones from the yeast very, very mild pine hop which leans towards something like the faint waft of a distant spruce forest.
Taste – Pretty hoppy up front more so that I had expected based on the aroma. Malty smells do eventually translate into the taste but it takes a while as the taste develops and the olfactory senses adjust to this interesting brew. The sourness of the yeast comes through well. This beer is a bit of a journey or even a trip in a haunted house at the fayre (In a good way). The hop kicks first then as your buds calm down the malt presents itself, there is a constant under current of yeast and finally the whole experience comes full circle to final hop flourish.
Mouth feel – Very smooth but oddly cloying at first it eventually subsides to something mild and neither dry or cloying but also sadly lacking real punchy linger.
Overall – Pretty dang good and a nice match up with a tasty salad dressed with white wine vinegar dressing this one is a real summer brew and has nice developing flavour that makes it interesting to drink.

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer is fairly standard for Rogue. I'm not particularly crazy about it, it comes off somewhat bland, and lacking in any distinguishable characteristics.

Photo of zmarchetti
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome beer really light and refreshing for how heavy it is.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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