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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,292 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,292
Reviews: 2,281
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 175
Gots: 634 | 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:
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

iamnotadude, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Rob315, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

qwertyiop, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

kgoings, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of goldennectar
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Bullwinkle's in Miamisburg

Appearance: Didn't get to see it drawn, but it had a thin head when given to me, some lacing was
on side of glass. Beautiful copper color

Smell: Caramel, Malts & Faint Hops - Nice sweet smell

Taste: Sweet, Malt, Caramel

Mouthfeel: Smooth and Medium Bodied - Mild carbonation

Overall: Balanced and very drinkable. Went well with whatever I ate, I remember the beer but
not the meal.

A definite must try if you have not had one

goldennectar, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dabeers1013, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was just okay. I got it as a Christmas gift and was excited to see it was a Maibock as I like that style and usually don't buy that style until the spring. Although I didn't like it as much as say; Maibock by Capital Brewery, I think this is a perfect session beer. It had a decent, smooth, malty taste so it would be ideal to down 3-4 of them in a row. It had a nice copper color and there was a little bit more of a bitter hoppy taste than most maibocks. So I did like it, the beer just didn't wow me.

mjpolzin, Jan 02, 2012
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hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of magictacosinus
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an amber-brownish color that's far clearer than other ales I've had this dark. Good amount of carbonation, and bursts with a two-finger thick head that completely recedes in several minutes. Looks pretty good.

Aroma is pretty malty and roasted, yet not without its occasional hoppiness. Smells a lot like fresh, German dark bread, but there are slight floral and citrus spices thrown in that really provide balance and curious zestiness. There's also a slight yeasty backdrop that makes it smell even fresher.

Taste is far maltier than it smells, yet still manages to bring in a lot of lovely hops to spice and zest things up. The beer starts with a woody, roasted malt flavor and ends with bitterness and fruitness all around. In a sense, two of the most predominant flavors I'm getting are of walnuts and dried oranges. Really haven't had an ale with flavors such as these! Not as thick as one would assume, but the watery end of the beer makes it so that it's pretty refreshing and not too difficult to drink.

Not experienced at all with maibock-style beers, but I really like this one! A little too malty and filtered for my personal liking, but I'll gladly take one of these any day when offered. Seems to work well for any season of the year!

magictacosinus, Dec 31, 2011
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 6,292 ratings.