Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Rogues flagship beer the Dead Guy Ale rounded out my beer excursion to the Issaquah, Washington location of Rogue Ales. This very well rounded, malty sweet brew is rightfully deserving all of the accolades and awards that its picked up in recent years.
Originally sold as Maierbock, it received a marketing face lift and name change when the brew went from being a seasonal ale to a year round offering. This is an exceptional brew and makes for a decent example of the traditional German Maibock style. The west coast produces a number of Maibocks with Rogue and Gordon-Biersch being among my personal favorites. (Harpoon still leads this category though with its rendition).
Pours a very deep copper color with a slight haze. Theres a nice large frothy white head after drawing the pint that sticks around for some time. A tight white collar forms after the head dissipates but leaves a reasonable amount of lacing on the glass.
This one is quite enjoyable with its deep toffee and fruit aromas in the bouquet, both characteristics that come through with shining colors while drinking. An exceptionally smooth drink with plenty of malts and their proprietary Pacman yeast, it also dishes up a nice and polite bitter element in flavorings, which follows the expectations that one has from Rogue Ales.
A very likeable beer that, if it were easier for me to find, would likely be among my more regularly enjoyed brews. As an import though, Ill certainly drink it when I find it.
[ STATS:>> SERVING: 16 oz. pint / ABV: 6.5% / PRICE: $4.00 USD ]
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2003 18:18:42 | More by 49degrees
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