Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.06/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium coppery amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of biscuit and caramel malt, mild citrus hops, pleasantly malty. Flavor is semi-sweet caramel malt with slight biscuit, mellow nondescript stone fruit, developing and finishing with spicy hops with light pine and citrus elements. Great balance. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I'm really overdue to review this Northwest classic, which I started drinking ages ago as Wolfeel Ale. One of the early flavorful beers that pulled me into craft styles. Nothing really stands out in this maibock, but it is almost perfectly balanced with a nice flavor progression from the lightly sweet maltiness into a good, non herbal mild hop finish. Really a fine example of the style (but with a domestic slant) and a great drinking beer. Very nice malt flavors. Glad to revisit it.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 18:54:14 | More by LiquidAmber
3.94/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales,a brew I've had my eye on for a minute. Poured from the bottle into a glass, Dead Guy's got a half finger thick head,very light tan with adequate lacing surrounding the medium-dark amber body
I smell malt mainly, pleasant scents at that. Maybe some earthiness as well? And a slight wisp of spice.
The malt taste is greatly balanced by that earthiness I'd mentioned. The balancing is not done with much bitterness; I can't place my finger of what exactly is doing this. But its a pro, so don't fix what ain't broke. Also, I got a rather smooth finish from Dead Guy.
Mouthfeel is also outstanding for being a bock derivative. Very clean and crisp. Fantastic job here.
Overall an outstanding 4 given to Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales. This was beyond smooth for a brew over 6% ABV ! Too bad I hadn't picked this up earlier in my life. This will be a staple in my fridge.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 21:23:05 | More by Caveworm
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,682 ratings.