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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

6,622 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,622
Reviews: 2,311
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 204
Gots: 883 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001

8 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan.
Hops: Perle and Saaz.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond
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Photo of WebGuyMike
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of xymyl
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy off white head falls quickly even in the storm of carbonation but leaves some lacing along the way leaving a respectable 1/8" + layer at the top of the glass. Color is vibrant orange with reddish/copper highlights.

Aroma is full of malty lager notes, but with layers of subtle hidden esters deep beneath. Clean, light bready malts along with sweet citrus, old dry cedar and a wiff of smoke come forward. In the distant background are caramel malts and even coffee and chocolate.

Taste is an interplay of hop bitterness, alcohol and the lager-like clean lighter malts while a game of "keep away" happens in the background with the hidden darker malt and fruity notes. The smoke chimes in again.

Body is medium light to medium. There is a slight buttery quailty that has always been here. It's been a long time, what a great beer. Why do I forget some of these greats?

Photo of madjr80
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a tapered glass. thick head of foam that settles into a creamy lace. Dark honey like color, and sweet smelling. Not very hoppy right off that the bat, but has a nice little bite at the end. Very drinkable and smooth. This is both a great sipping and session beer. At about 10 bucks a six pack, you wouldn't want to just guzzle this stuff down. Great stuff!

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of rfabian
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler it produces a half inch head that leaves ample lacing. The appearance is light amber and cloudy. The aroma is of spicy hops and malt. The taste is moderately bitter with malt sweetness. The feel is medium bodied with a flat finish. This is a delicious and drinkable ale.

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jamisonspitzer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of billyrenfroe
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of byrd
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Seemed like a fairly average beer to me. Poured a little on the cloudy side, but cleared as it warmed. There was a sweet malt scent with a touch of hops. The start was somewhat malty sweet, but then the hops kick in with a dry, citrusy, grapefruit finish. As with the finish, the aftertaste was on the bitter side. The mouthfeel was a little creamy with a light to medium body and slight carbonation. Well balanced, but over all, the flavors are a bit subdued. This is a good brew that is quite drinkable, yet it didn’t seem to stand out too much to me. Would probably be an all around good beer that even non-BAs might enjoy.

Photo of Pinto21
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light brown copper with a decent head. Nice lacing

Not huge smell. Got a bit of fruitiness to it, but you gotta look for it

Tasty. comes on with some hop bitterness, but then to the subtle malt. Subtle in not overpowering, not hiding. Just a balanced beer.

I'm gonna drink a few of these tonight for sure, so at 6.5% it might get interesting. Goes down nice.

Not to mention the label is pretty sweet marketing.

Photo of originalsin
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One thing I've always loved Rogue for is their awesome artwork and choice of names for their brews. Dead Guy Ale is no exception--certainly a stunner and, quite possibly, a killer.
The pour is a slightly hazy amber with about half an inch of awesome white head that laces down most of the glass and fades to a nice cover on the brew.
It smells very faintly of hops but mostly of sweet malts. It's a clean smelling beer and there's little surprise that it tastes just as clean, goes down really smooth, and is an altogether enjoyable brew. Balance is key here. It tastes mostly of sweet malt with an estery trace in the background-- almost like a not-quite-ripe pineapple that has hardened a bit. That's just the first thing that comes to mind. Citrus and sweet malt flavors are bigger at firs.

Hats of to Rogue for a really enjoyable brew.

Photo of ryancorn
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mancer
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy amber with a 1 finger high off-white head, which disappeared quickly.. There was light lacing on the glass. The initial smell of the beer is that of malts, barley, and dark fruits. The initial taste of the beer were sweet dark fruits with a malt backbone. The beer finished with barley on the tongue. The brew had a light to medium body with light to medium carbonation. Overall, it was not that bitter of a beer and slightly sweet.

In conclusion, this beer was ok. I'm not a fan of bock beers, so this was an experiment for me, frankly I'm still not a fan of them. Overall, it tastes like a bock beer and is probably a good beer for those who like the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,622 ratings.