Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
BA SCORE
3.94/5
7,582 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:
#5,026
Reviews:
2,437
Ratings:
7,582
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,862
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,582 |  Reviews: 2,437
Photo of haines710
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this beer a few time but haven't reviewed. Picked up a bottle at the local supermarket knowing this is a solid brew to finish my six pack. Classic malty Amber. Pours a beautiful dark orange with light head. Smell and taste is malty. Not my favorite but easy to drink. Nice for a cool fall day or night.

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Photo of IronLover
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe how many times I've had this and never reviewed it. Weathered orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a short off-white foam with medium low retention. Medium malty aromas with notes of bread crust and sweet grain. No esters or hop aromas. On the heavier side of medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Smooth, slightly oily feel through the middle with pleasant boozy warmth near the finish. Medium high sweet and grainy malt flavors followed by medium, spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Toasted bready malt flavors on the back end. Finished cleanly with light grainy malt notes. Hop bitterness nice balances the malty characters of this brew. A style defining beer and an under appreciated style. Tasty, malty, smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of Tterra
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with an uneven, short off-white foam settling to a creamy film.

Smell is biscuit, cracker, toast, corn, wood and orange, translating similarly in taste to bread, nut, wood and orange rind, via a frothy, soft, light and dry feel.

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Photo of Heeenrik
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of holder1422
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Juan_Andere
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A deep amber with lots of creamy foam that lasts. Fairly clear with lots of bubbles rising. This smells like a caramel candy of some type, to me. Maybe a little Werther's without the buttery part. Malty, bready, slight citrus undertones. The flavor is sweet, rich caramel malt, baked bread, and definitely a lingering citrus note, but not the bitter rind thing. Thick lacing down the glass, looks great. Slightly below average carbonation, but, sufficient, medium full body, a bit sticky, and fairly dry. Damn, pretty nice brew, here. First time having this.

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Photo of Jcbroome
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobbca8
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattd123
4.84/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ale_addin
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dandy
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

After my sixth Dead guy I decided to do my first rating. The beer is somewhat orange with a small amount of haze. Little aroma that I can detect but excellent taste. A good combination of sweet and bitter, with good mouthfeel. I would say 3.5 is fair for one of my favorites. Maybe I'm to critical.

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

Photo of tmcarter23
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superwho24
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emwilke
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,582 ratings
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