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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,687 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,687
Reviews: 2,251
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 133
Gots: 349 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 salvo:
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salvo

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange/brown into an imperial pint with a half inch of off-white head. Floral aroma towards camomile with biscuit malt and honey sweetness.

Taste is bitter while cold. As it warms, the bitterness grows but the taste blooms: biscuit and earthy malt, herbal and spicy hops, ending in lingering, drying bitterness. My saliva glands continue producing long after I've swallowed the sip, as if expecting more fun. Tea with honey -- that taste and impression lingers, as the tannins reinforce the suggestion of black tea.

Highly drinkable, light on the tongue, wonderful.

Listed as a Maibock / Helles. Always thought of it as an APA.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 01:37:18 | More by salvo
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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

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,687 ratings.