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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,831 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,831
Reviews: 2,256
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 140
Gots: 401 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

16º PLATO
40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001)
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49degrees

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rogue’s 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. There’s 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, I’ll 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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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,831 ratings.