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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,797 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,797
Reviews: 2,255
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 138
Gots: 385 | 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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kkipple

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Several of my friends swear by this stuff, so I begged one off my buddy Jason and the result is this review.

Dead Guy Ale is a honey colored brew that pours a fine looking 3/4s inch head. Settles quickly but leaves a nice amount of lacing. Smells of hops, yeast, and sweet nectary goodness. The sweet scent grows as the beer warms.

Taste is bitter, smooth, crisp, hops, more bitters, and alcohol. A slight fruitiness in the beer. Departs with a nice refreshing, full finish. Has a lot of immediate "bite". Yeast in the taste, too. Left me with the impression of eating a fresh loaf of bread. Despite that, it's not very filling.

Dead Guy is a very good beer. What Rogue beer isn't, right? A little more expensive than I'd like, (around $8 for a six pack) but that's Rogue for you. This wasn't a "knock my socks off" beer, but it's a very solid brew and one you should try if you haven't.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2005 01:14:49 | More by kkipple
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A-Nice, clear golden amber
S-Bitter sour notes, a little banana, er, well not mine, but the aroma!
M-Weak subtle carbonation which is a nice complement to the style of beer
T-Wonderful tartness and a sweet counterbalance that works well
O-I really enjoyed this beer, while having very little expectation, a nice switch from my usual IPA addiction.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,797 ratings.