Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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3.94/5
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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:
#5,812
Reviews:
2,455
Ratings:
7,676
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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301
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1,927
Trade:
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Photo of norinco
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpalinchik
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice.......

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy amber body with off-white tan head. The nose offers bread crust, toasted malt, toffee, Germany, bread, and a hint of citric hops (*gasp*). The flavor is firmly sweet, with toasted bread and raw malt being the predominant flavors. I suppose the hops are still around, but they scared. A hint of the floral. The body is medium-weight, a little sticky, a little coarse, but whereas these would be flaws in other beers, in conjunction with the flavors they seem wholly apropos.
Yeah, this is a legit beer. It shows that simplicity can be scrumptious, and my mom and I agree that it's an upgrade from her usual Fat Tires.

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Photo of HardyA
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zstamper
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokeABeer
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big fan of this beer, its got a great taste that reminds me of Werther's Caramels. Great great beer.

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Photo of Craven
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdubya
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks about a an 11 on the SRM beer index. White foamy head with nice lacing. Smells like fresh dough, mild hops, slight butterscotch? Tastes creamy ,smooth well put together.Crisp lager feel with nice hop bite .and high quality caramel malts finish. Overall I would buy again. Nice break from IPA's

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Photo of kkarimi
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DangerousDanBrewery
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Been drinking this beer since 1990 when it was only available in the large bottles (22-oz. I think). Used to buy it at a grocery store in McCloud, CA when I would fish the McCloud River. Was the only place I could get it back then. Iit was always a "special beer" because I lived about 6-hours away from the closest place that had it. Really enjoy the aroma, taste, feel, and finish of this beer. Since I can now get it locally in Washington state, I have some in my fridge right now and am considering home brewing some of this myself.

Not a beer judge by a long shot but this beer hits it on all accounts. The aroma is very inviting and makes you want to taste it. The tasted is full but not heave. Good head with nice lacing as you drink it. Certainly plenty of hops in there but the blossoming of the malts keeps it from being overwhelming. Has what I would call a medium mouthfeel to it. Not as light as a lager and not as heavy as an ouatmeal stout can be. But you know you are drinking it. The finish seems to be both slightly bitter and sweet. What I would call dry without being bitter.

This is one of my favorite beers. I always thought this was expensive until I visited Australia this year. They drink a LOT of beer and a "cheap beer" is $19 for a six pack. Most good beers are $24 to $29/six-pack. So now I treat my self to Dead Guy Ale without batting an eye at the $12.99 per 6-pack price. My other favorite beer was Otter Creek's Copper Ale (a Düsseldorf Altbier) when they used to make that.

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Photo of MonkeyLord
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dead Guy Ale by Rogue. Poured into Lindemans pokal. 1 pint 6oz. Stamped 12-23-17-65. Presumably Dec 23 of last year, or about 3 months ago.


Appearance - Billowing white head permanently sticks in thick arching laces. Hazy light amber body. Almost no bubbling. 4.25

Smell - Chocolate. Nut. Faint, well hidden alcohol. 4.5

Taste - Strong alcohol and hop up front, but perfectly balance by equally powerful malt. Slightly bitter and sweet finish. Taste becomes a bit overwhelming by halfway through the bomber. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Astringent up front but the creaminess and malt takes most of the edge off. 3

Overall - Underrated. Bold, flavorful and well balanced in hop, malt and alcohol. Very few off characters with sipped gently. Harsh when pulled with vigor. 3.75

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Deep amber color. Mostly clear with a light haze. Nice off white head that dissipated quickly and left good lacing.

S---Sweet & malty. Much milder than expected. I was really expecting more.

T---Bready & malty. Some fruit (maybe apricot).

F---Meaty feel. Maltiness lends a strong backbone.

O---I was expecting more from such a highly regarded beer. Maybe I just had too high expectations.

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Photo of chickenshackrob
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubba63
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Hass
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiro
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluemac
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeGray
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A well balanced ale without overwhelming hops. It has a bit of a raspberry finish with some sweetness, but more tartness. I wasn’t completely sold the first time that I had it, but it’s unique taste quickly grew on me. Very drinkable. Plus, I love the can art.

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