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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

6,744 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,744
Reviews: 2,343
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 226
Gots: 1,050 | FT: 2
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
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Ratings: 6,744 | Reviews: 2,343
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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, consumed straight from the bottle (it's a staff meeting at work, no glassware provided).

I know from prior experience this is an amber color with pretty good head retention/lacing, so I'm giving it a 4 for appearance.

Aroma is sweet, caramelly, bready, fruity and malty. Some floral hops too.

Taste follows nose. Caramel, toffee, sweet bread and floral/spicy NW and Old World hops.

Mouthfeel is sticky and full-bodied, feels heavy and chewy.

Overall I don't have a lot of experience with this style. It's a bit too sweet and malt-forward for my taste. Decent for what it is though.

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall my favorite beer of all time. My German-style bias could partly bee a factor in this recognition however it's just what I expect a world-class beer to be. It's not all fruity and bitter like some IPAs'. It's not watered down by any means like mainstream American beer. It goes down smooth and at 6.5% abv, it's outstandingly palatable. The taste is something of an amber ale cross with German brew tones. This is my favorite beer in the USA!

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: poured a golden brown color with a decent head that dissipated a little quicker than I anticipated.

S: sweet, malty and honey and cloves come forward.

T: follows the smell, the malt is there and there is a honey/caramel sweetness to it.

M: smooth with some prickly carbonation.

O: my first experience with this style. Definitely not something I would have every day. It was perhaps a little sweet for my liking. I normally don't drink a 22 oz beer alone, so I had a bit left over. A decent enough brew...better suited to the fall in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pilsener glass from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, honey brown color with a decent head that only slightly dissipates. Nice lacing but somewhat sporadic. Really a fine looking beer.

Smell: busy on the nose with caramel, sweet malt, honey, burnt tobacco, graham cracker, and candied oranges.

Taste: bready and malty. Overall pretty sweet with caramel, graham cracker, and honey most prevalent. Also expect a very slight hop presence manifested through the candied orange and earthy, burnt tobacco. The alcohol is hidden throughout.

Mouthfeel: Very little carbonation. Silky and creamy. Maybe a a little chewy.

Overall: I've had this beer several times. At beer dinners, pubs, and even as a beer of the month selection. This is a complex beer and a great example in this style. It continues to grow on me through every tasting.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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