Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
7,578 Ratings
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.

9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C15, Munich, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

Added by kbub6f on 09-05-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle at a Whole Foods market in Omaha, Nebraska. I went to the hotel and didn't bring my opener with me. So, I had to break it open on the bathroom door handle. Well, I lost have the bottle to the floor and the rest to my stomach. I will have to note that my "clean" white towels are now brown.

Appearance - cloudy, dark and orange.

Smell - a bit malty with a sence of hops.

Taste - sweet citrus with a bit of malts. again, little hops for an ale.

Mouthfeel - little carbonation to none.

Drinkability - interesting style, unique and nothing like it. great beer / craft brewer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber in pint glass.

L: Pours a hazy light copper color with a tight 2-finger head that dissipated quickly. No discernible lacing.

S: Strong nose similar to most German-style ales. Heavy on the malts, caramel and bread. Not much of a hop presence.

T/F: Very smooth taste, with the malts being upfront, but some light hop bite at the end. Good carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Very drinkable, and the 6.5% ABV doesn't pack that much of a punch.

O: Very good beer, especially if you want branch out from hop-heavy styles.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid orange-yellow with an ample head. Decent lacing.

Smells sweet and bready, caramelly, with some tangerine and a boquet of flowers. Smells fantastic.

Taste is malty and citrusy--it's sweet but in a clean way. It's very much like the smell, with the bready caramel and citrusy notes. Put simply: It tastes great and the flavor improves as it warms as more maltiness and bitterness comes into play with every sip with leafty hops and toffee and a hint of ripe anjou pear.

Wonderfully smooth, full mouthfeel and good carbonation.

Dangerously drinkable at this ABV.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid offering from rogue.

Pours a copper on the verge of amber with a tannish head that doesn't retain well but leaves some lacing.

Smells quite nice, with light malt aromas and a faint hop presence.

Flavor is of a smooth maltiness and a mildly citrucy and spicy hop finish that balances and rounds the brew out.

Medium bodied, prickly carbonation.

It seems like everything in this beer is in balance, quite a pleasure to drink. Rogue picked a good beer to be their "flagship" brew.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,578 ratings
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