Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by crwills:
4/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I LOVE the look of this beer. Not much of a head, but it looks like a glass of high-quality honey. Fantastic colour.
And yes, I know it's been reviewed a lot, but I'm going to do it anyway.
One thing I was surprised about with this well-known beer is the smell -- there's not much of it. Weak grassy, malty sweetness, but not much else.
The taste, however, is another story. The first thing that hits me is the earth flavours -- almost reminds me of damp West Coast beach sand, and even though there's no grittiness in the beer, I can almost imagine it. Also flavours of ripe fruit, autumn leaves, with just the slightest hint of pleasantly bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is awesome: smooth, almost syrupy, with very little carbonation. Like the scent, the aftertaste is minimal. Maybe slightly bitter fruits and pine.
This is my first Dead Guy Ale, although I have another bottle in storage which I'll try again in a couple of weeks. Not quite as fantastic as I was expecting given its reputation (and given how much I adore Rogue Chocolate Stout), but still quite good, and I'll definitely pick it up again if I happen to see it.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2005 23:50:38 | More by crwills
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