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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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very good

5,690 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,690
Reviews: 2,251
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 133
Gots: 350 | 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.

40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-05-2001)
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Photo of DouglasChasse


3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

09-05-2012 00:23:18 | More by DouglasChasse
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-14-2013 23:40:23 | More by Red_Chaos1
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-23-2013 02:53:45 | More by Angryzen
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-21-2013 14:42:21 | More by Big_V
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-06-2013 13:28:09 | More by Iustus
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-08-2013 01:58:20 | More by Soumya
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-04-2014 17:20:30 | More by mhammo129
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North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

no wonder this is their flagship beer... interesting to see a maibock as a flagship product though.

straight out of a 22oz bomber into my eager maw. i'd pour but my cups are dirty and the kitchen is a mess from the roommates last night. :(

the bottle describes it as a deep honey color. i'll believe them. the picture is pretty nifty! According to the little icons on the back this beer goes good with pigs and fire..

i can't get much scent on this, small traces of a malty hop wheat smell, not very strong really. hard to say...

it tastes pretty damned fine. it's smooth and easygoing and agreeable. a lot of maibock's i've had tend to be a little sour or too rich, this one sits a nice middleground.

mouthfeel is wonderful. smooth and silky and leaves me feeling even a little refreshed with a slight bite on the tip of the tounge.

i consider this a highly drinkable beer that can be enjoyed anytime. very much worth a try.


Serving type: bottle

12-05-2006 15:32:14 | More by idResponse
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-03-2014 07:52:45 | More by 2Cents
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a flute pils glass, but really wasn't satisfied so I poured what was left into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a hazy orange, amber-ish color with a big, thick, creamy head...very attractive. Smell is a whole plethora of things: fruits, wheat and alcohol esters...I'm not getting too much hops here. Hops definitely come through on the taste though as well as more fruit, maybe banana? I'm not sure but there are some citrus notes here - a complex beer, but tasty nonetheless. The malt kicks in midway through and brings a biscuit, bread like taste that dries things out at the finish. Mouthfeel is really my only disappointment, as the beer is overall pretty watery. The body feels thin, as the carbonation is there after pouring, but quickly disappears. This beer is a great refresher, and at 6.5%, you can get the alcohol at the end, but it still feels like it could be a session beer. I could see myself definitely drinking a few of these on a hot day, but then after a few you really start to see that ABV.

Bottom line is that this is a very drinkable beer that I will certainly be coming back to as summer approaches. With a great and complex blend of flavors Rogue delivers a pleasing brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 08:13:13 | More by billybrew21
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-22-2012 03:49:48 | More by bhudlow23
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-25-2012 03:44:36 | More by RollBeerTide
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-10-2012 22:10:02 | More by largemouthdmb
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-14-2013 02:27:47 | More by aProtagonist
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-30-2014 03:31:20 | More by KyleRV
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3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Old Chicago in Palm Harbor, Fl

Beer is a coppery color with a thin soapy head that dissipates to lacy bubbles quickly. Smell is pleasant, hops and malt combine for a very tart green apple nose. Hops are ever present in this beer but less aggressive than most rogue beers. Medium malt flavor with an herbal taste of tea and caramel that tasted great, but really needed more presence in this beer. Decent, well-balanced beer from Rogue.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2008 01:32:41 | More by hooligan
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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass...the color appears a burnt, glowing amber. Rich, caramel-toned, creamy head on top. Light carbonation.

Delicious aromas hit the nose- soft fruits, (apricots?), malt and hops.

The flavor is deceptively smooth...rich malt flavors, hints of fruit, some honey. Finishes with a crisp bitterness that is far too pleasant to be good for me.

This is a solid beer, and I can't wait until I can try it on tap.

Serving type: growler

06-18-2006 16:40:40 | More by MeLikeBeer
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours a nice orange-amber with a white head with little retention. It smells sweet, with roasted mail notes and a bit of bread. I thought I picked up a bit of honey too. Very nice. The taste is excellent. Sweet and a bit floral with a nice sour finish. Very rich, with a nice thin mouthfeel. Very drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 20:00:25 | More by zuggy9
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle at Durgin Park, Boston, Massachusetts.

Pours a very coppery orange color. Very little head and which fades quickly.

Spicy aroma with some malt notes as well.

Taste is a sweet although slightly hoppy to start, slightly bitter to finish but not overpowering.

Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable, would definitely enjoy another.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 21:21:50 | More by Nascartailgatefa
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get this on tap every time I go to my local pub. It is a great beer. The aroma is all malt with a slight amount of hops in the background. It is a very tasty brew whether it is hot or cold out. Very smooth but full feeling. I could drink this all night.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2010 02:39:47 | More by pocwolf
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I think of what the perfect beer might taste like, I think of dead guy. It has a nice deep foggy orange color, a sweet smell of malts. The taste, well it takes you on a journey consisting of malts, a sweet fruit aroma feels the tounge, as a toasted malt flavor builds strength. Finally ends with a crisp citrus hop flavor. Medium carbonation that fits perfectly and a perfect alcohol content.

What is great about this beer is that it balances everything perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 00:08:49 | More by Dlish
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden brown with a thin head that didn't stay very long at all.

S: Spices all over. Roasted malt and hops balance well.

T: Roasted malt and spices tingle through the tongue, like a mild Fat Tire. Finished with more dryness than Fat Tire as the hops really stood out at the end.

M: Medium body, decent carbonation that was fairly smooth going down.

Overall I liked this beer a lot. As I said in the taste, it reminds me of a mild Fat Tire. It has plenty of spices and flavor without overwhelming the natural malt and hops.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2011 05:29:07 | More by mdunman
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear and orange-copper colour with about a finger worth of white head that quickly settles down to a thin ring with a little bit of a film. Looks pleasant, nothing remarkable but still appealing.

S - Bready malt is certainly heavy in the smell. It is matched with a less strong but still very noticeable smell of hops. Other sweet notes include caramel.

T - The taste is a nice balance between the malt and hops. Initially the taste is of the malt with a slight hint of the hops. As it settles the hops become much more pronounced. A very faint and sweet citrus taste and the bready malt also becomes apparent in the aftertaste.

M - The mouthfeel is interesting. I like it. There is an ever so slight harshness to the taste that gets much more pronounced as the beer gets warmer. The sweetness of the malts is nicely balanced by the slight hoppy edge that is provided, and the sweet but subtle flavours of citrus and caramel add to the taste nicely.

D - Even though it's 6.6%ABV I would still consider this as a potential session beer. All in all it's a good beer with a nice balanced taste which struck a good compromise between favouring the malt flavour but still adding a nice edge of pronounced hops and subtle sweet flavours to the mix.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 05:13:25 | More by StarshipPoopers
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-04-2012 04:40:00 | More by MikieV
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a wine glass

A- nice golden/amber hue.. about a finger width of head

S- Aroma is hoppy with a malty core smell.

T- Nice malty taste. Makes the beer extra smooth going down. Taste also includes honey. Nice hoppy finish.

M- Super smooth, with a nice finish

O- Great mix of maltiness and hoppiness. Very sweet, but doesn't "oversweeten" the palate.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 01:25:50 | More by MrDonQuixote
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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