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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

6,678 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,678
Reviews: 2,325
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 214
Gots: 964 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of andrewm190
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tasted this beer off season. No freshness date, and out of a bottle.

Looks pretty good, lighter at the bottom than at the top, sort of small head, not much retention at all.

It smells nice, not a hole lot to pick up though.

The alcohol isn't very noticeable, but you can get a sense of how it is a toned down bock. It provides a nice taste, again I feel like there is a hint of apple. Some hops are noticeable, but it seems fairly reserved. Anyway feels nice to drink, not much aftertaste, nice clean finish. Easy to drink beer that keeps you respectable. I'm a big fan of the brewery, this isn't their best, but the bar was set very high long ago.

Photo of misterscooter
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new favorite. It has been a while since I've had a Rogue and I'm glad I grabbed this one (again?). A great bottle and label with even better beer inside. It pours a nice, solid reddish amber with a head that holds its form well. Not too much strength in the smell, but it made me think of clean, fresh, mountain air (whatever that means, other than I couldn't put my finger on any one thing).

The taste is bold and oaky but very smooth, not over-powering. It sits well on the tongue and new flavors emerge as you easily hold it for more of a taste. One quick bite as it goes down and the glass comes up for another drink.

Photo of jarrett123
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of bgildea
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky amber color with a nice thick pure white head that sticks around and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Very nice aroma. Hints of barley, malts and a slight tinge of cream almost near the end. Very appetizing.

T: The taste starts off a little flat and bittery but then moves nicely into a sweeter flavor. Nice barley and malts flavor in the middle and the beer leaves a pretty hefty hop aftertaste. Pretty complex flavor and very enjoyable.

M: Decent amount of chew to the beer. Definitely more than I was expecting.

Overall: Overall the beer had a nice aroma and complex flavor to match. I found it very enjoyable, and would definitely recommend this to any beer drinker.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of SurferEric
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Dried fruits and hops with a biscuit malt finish and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Photo of unklesyd
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dead Guy is an interesting beer. In a way, to me like a novel that I've read many times. Several years ago, I would drink this at parties, bars, etc. because, well, for whatever reason, and know that it was good, that I liked it.
Looking, tasting it now imparts something new. I recently brewed a beer in this Maibock/Ale style and it is fun to compare the two.

A nice dark copper color, a dense slight-off-white head that recedes in a minute after the first sip.
The aroma is terrific! Esters of fresh strawberries I never noticed before are subtle and welcome.
Nice bitterness blends with a subdued floral malt flavor. The hops come short of being tangy and settle back well.
This is a beer I can, and have, drink/drunk all night long.

Photo of fido
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dead Guy Ale pours a very nice copper amber color with a decent foamy head; Aroma is very nice, very fruity; Taste is malty and sweet with some caramel flavor, well balanced; Very easy to drink.

Really very interesting beer; Highly recommended.


Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After being poured from the bottle, Dead Guy appears a translucent amber. The head was okay with a slightly off white head.

The smell is loud with touches of sweetness.

Dead Guy has a unique taste, that is over powering at first. The taste that stands out most is the hops. Although, there is a sweet and roast flavor to the after taste.

This beer has a powerful amount of carbonation, but it is generrally mild in how heavy it feels.

Dead Guy is so strong that it was kind of hard to drink. But overall it is a very unique and interesting taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,678 ratings.