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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,828 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,828
Reviews: 2,255
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 139
Gots: 402 | 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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Reviews by crwills:
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

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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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,828 ratings.