Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.11/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(purchased cold, no best-by or bottling date - poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)
A: slightly-hazy, but otherwise relatively clear, clean-looking amber liquid, topped with a buttload of foam... that foam stays standing for a good long while, opening up from the inside, receding down to a lovely marshmallow-y texture - the head is just fantastic!, though it does break up into lil islands on the way down... bit of lace to and fro
S: mild floral notes, Munich malt... toasty, lightly-spiced sugar cookie... a tad herbal, as in parsley, and classic leafy-floral German hops... smells like the base for many a' heartily-hopped 'malt-forward' west coast 'IPAs' in the range of yellow to red
T: interplay of elegantly bitter, leafy hop and moderately spicy-herbal yeast character, all atop a meaty malt foundation... I could see how one could call this a Maibock - the German hop flavor is apparent, while there's also an ideal level of clean alcohol flaming in the background - but the malt flavors are unmistakably American - graham-cracker, with a dusting of light caramel... the bitterness builds and is the last thing standing
M: kinda silky smooth, cut hard through by the bitterness... despite the voluminous head, there's only a modicum of bubbly tingle on the tongue... round, soft-felt-blankety flow
O: shit, probably only had this once or twice in the past 10 years, but this is pretty damn good - but I love bitter, malty, fullish beers, minus all the tutti-fruity nonsense... if you're familiar enough with Rogue's ales, you may very well peg this as one right away - that Pacman is quite distinct... we'll see what the price point on this is, but I could see drinking this more often
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 23:00:27 | More by Bouleboubier
3/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
From notes taken at Taphoues on July 4th American tap takeover
Dark straw, lines of lace vertically, taste and smell are grains and malts, Germanic balance, with a really quite sweet palate, nice to only have a sampler as this is not cutting it. Bland beer, if well made.
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2014 07:55:40 | More by heygeebee
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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