Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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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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Very bitter for a Maibock. But quite nice taken on its own merits.

A: Color is halfway between copper and gold. Mine had a slight chill haze. The head is thick and white. Leaves nice lace behind.

S: Quite floral. Toffee and lemongrass were what I noticed most.

T: The alcohol comes on strong, despite the beers modest ABV. Hop bitterness is very high, but not overpowering. Malt flavor is light. Bitterness lingers into a somewhat dry finish. Excellent taste, but heavy bitterness is not what I expect of a Maibock.

M: Medium-heavy body. Right amount of carbonation.

D: A little too much for me to want more than one at a time. I'd go back to this again, however. Would go well with highly seasoned food.

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totally unlike any other bock ive tried, and certainly a departure from traditional bocks, but this is a very unique ale that has become a bit of a legend in the USA. the smell is odd to me, sweet and malty, but also spiced to a degree, and hopped like only a west coast beer can be. the flavor features heavy hops on the back end, which is not common in a spring bock. the malts do the rest of the work, layering in a ton of complexity to this. i also get some woody notes and a touch of dried fruit. mouthfeel works, its heavier in the body but the carbonation is very high, which makes for a pleasant experience not like many others. overall this is an excellent brew, but i dont want to drink a whole 6pack. just gets too heavy and sweet after a bunch of them, but one or two every so often is really nice.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,676 ratings