Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,543 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,543
Reviews: 2,295
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 193
Gots: 793 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a 2 inch white head and good retention. Leaves a spider web lacing on the glass. Aroma is of sweet malt and a touch of citrus. Taste is light sweetness and finishes a bit with of citrus and tart finish. Medium bodied and good drinkability.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear reddish brown in color with a rocky light tan colored head. Smells of freshly baked bread. The taste is a super sweet caramel and grain medley up front, followed by some zesty, light balancing hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall this is a great beer. A conundrum to fit in stylistically, yet that matters not when the result is this good.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was told this was more akin to a pale ale. Anyone who's tried this should probably say otherwise to that.

There is a hop tang to it, but its definitely in the background flavors. Up front is more of a toasty malt flavor...and any flavors in the middle I can't begin to describe. Picked up a few notes of butterscotch here and there. On the whole, its exceptionally drinkable and really smooth.

I give it points for being refreshing, but its still kind of thick on the palate afterward.

Overall, I wish the hops were a little brighter to really counter the toastiness I get. I had trouble picking out flavors...I don't really get any of the fruity notes some people put forth (unless its interfering with the hop...or IS the hop). Its good on the whole, but after having Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar and Shakespeare Stout, I had much higher expectations for the flavor. Still, a solid beer from Rogue, and I wouldn't mind drinking it again.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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