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Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

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very good

6,258 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,258
Reviews: 2,280
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 174
Gots: 624 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Part-D, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

curtismontcalm, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Bubba569, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

plato, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Goosehunter75, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ZEB89, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

gavjamhawk, May 04, 2013
Photo of Rocky9
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The best beer ever brewed. My go-to tasty brew when I want something that's not crazy-hoppy (which I drink as well, often).

I don't drink this out of the bottle; I always pour into a glass to enjoy the color. It does require a bit of splashing at the end to get a nice head on it.

Smooth and full-bodied, this brew is everything a beer should be. I drink it by itself, or with almost any meal or snack. Did I mention it's my favorite beer all of time? I did? Okay, just wanted to make sure that was clear.

Thank you Rogue.

Rocky9, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

whatname, May 02, 2013
Photo of mschind
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

A-Very little head and zero retention. Crystal clear pale amber.

S- Fresh grain and malt with toffee notes. Faint floral hop aroma.

T- Malt forward, toasty and sweet with an immediate bitter kick to balance things.

M- Smooth and crisp, good carbonation despite the lack of head retention.

O- An ale disguised as a lager. None of the typical fruitiness associated with an ale really lets the malt shine with just enough hop bitterness for perfect balance.

mschind, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

GregS1, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

elglueckert, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Mattys21, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Arsenal0328, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ahbithwabm, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

awisecrackin, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bpasquini, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Ginepiece, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

buzzy, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Theniz, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Thaddeus
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Small off-white head, beer was a clear light amber.

Aroma & Taste: Toasty hay notes combined with citrus and herb hops. Had a slight banana taste to it, which I think sweetened it up and helped maintain a good balance with the bitterness.

Had this in my hospitality beverages course. Apparently this beer is brewed like a lager, but uses an ale yeast. We were given this as a Helle Lager, but it was more similar to a Boch style and was to dark and hoppy to be a true Helles Lager. Still tasted great though.

Thaddeus, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

bottle into duvel glass

appearance: ruby/amber color with a hint of orange, 1 finger white head

smell: nutty, caramel, some fruitiness, smells like belgian yeast (remind me faintly of a trappist), malt heavy, slight banana, pumpkin, very subtle earthy hops

taste: huge english malt backbone, slight bitterness from the hops, but not too forward, theres subtle notes of pumpkin and apple somewhere in the middle as well, the ending is very refreshing.

mouthfeel: not much carbonation, could use a little more

overall: Just bought a 6-pack, may revise this review once im finished with it. Not much experience with the style, but I enjoyed this beer. I feel like it will grow on me even more as well, its a very warm, tart, malty brew. I'm having a really hard time describing it, but it's very well balanced.

Roman5150, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

danwho, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Nunya, Apr 26, 2013
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 6,258 ratings.