Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
BA SCORE
3.94/5
7,578 Ratings
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,012
Reviews:
2,435
Ratings:
7,578
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,860
Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap today at the Ale House. This ale doesn't change a whole lot from bottle to tap in my opinion. Maybe because Rogue doesn't pasturize or anything like that? As far as the taste goes, I suppose it could be hopped up more to provide more balance. There certainly is enough delicious fruity malt to handle it. A great fallback.

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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

this beer has been reviewed so many times, what more can you say? all i have to add is the fact that i was surprised at how good it actually was on tap. i think that it must not age well or something in the bottle because i never noticed the great malty, caramelly character that i noticed on the fresh keg offering i had tonight. wow... i was impressed. i'll definitely have it again.

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

12 oz. bottle featuring a skeleton perched on top of an ale cask. Kind of a pirate theme going on here. "Oregon Brewed" is clearly stated near the bottom of the label.

A - Pours a rich golden color with a pinky of off-white head. Drops to a bubbly cap with some lacing.

S - Heavy malt sweetness. Candied tropical fruit quality with a touch of hop spice for balance. Quite appealing, really.

T - Complex, sweet malty taste. Somewhat citrusy. Hop spice comes through on the swallow, and the finish offers a slightly dry, balancing bitterness.

M - Light (though not watery) body and moderate carbonation lend some crispness to the brew. A bit of warming alcohol at the back of the throat after half a bottle or so.

D - Overall, a solid beer. To me, this is much more balanced and drinkable than traditional bocks that focus more heavily on malt depth, which results in a really sweet, syrupy brew. I'd drink this again.

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

Orange-amber-copper all in one, which is a pretty cool hue. The head is ivory in color with a hint of orange, is firm and looks like it will last for a while. As it descends, the cap comes to resemble a rich vanilla milkshake sitting atop the beer. It doesn't last very long, though it ends up leaving a decent amount of lace in spotty sheets.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I have no earthly idea what a maibock is supposed to smell or taste like. Therefore, I can't really say if this is a good example of the style or not. The flavor profile is pretty well-balanced, with malt having the slight edge.

The beer is somewhat caramel-like, with an earthiness and a restrained spiciness. The spiciness becomes bolder and more interesting as the beer warms. Again, I'm not sure what sort of mouthfeel a beer of this style should have, but this one seems fine. It's medium-full and has a pleasing smoothness.

Dead Guy Ale may be the most ubiquitous craft brew in this city. Every store that carries beer seems to carry it. It's obvious that it's a quality offering, but it doesn't stand out as exceptional. Even though I'll probably drink it again, it won't be anytime soon.

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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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