Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,538 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
Ratings:
7,538
Reviews:
2,429
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
296
Gots:
1,832
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,538 |  Reviews: 2,429
Photo of TBoneJones
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appears a hazy copper, decent lacing. rich body.
Pleasant wheat-like malt aroma, with a hint of fruit/ melon.
Taste is a refreshing detour from anything hop-forward, as his is about tasty malts, earthy goodness, just a well-balanced tasty brew. Flavorful biscuity malts and a slight peppery zing at the end, and after several sips the fruit notes return...just a hint.
Feels low carbonated and creamy-rich.
Very well-done. Ive seen this beer on shelves plenty of times, even in giant jugs if I recall correctly. Glad I finally tried some. Delicious.

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Photo of janubio
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber colour, small head that never fades completely, creamy lace.
Aroma of caramel, nuts, spices, some hops that balance the malty flavour, chocolate.
Medium body, creamy texture, carbonations is OK.
Taste of caramel, dark fruits, nuts. Really good and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of robotiks
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TommyCable
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear medium dark amber body with no lacing and minimal head.

Flavors are kinda bland; sweet malts followed by spicy and bitter hops. The effect is not quite nullification but it does soften the malts effect. Carbonation is soft and that's appreciated.

Pretty good.

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Photo of AverageJoeReviewers
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Orange Brown. Minimal head. Leaves lacing on glass.
S - Strong fruity aromas.
T - Same as Smell. Fruity/ Citrus.
F - Mild carbonation. Easy drinking
O - Very enjoyable summer beer.

Average Joe Approved!

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Photo of singletary
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a rich deep amber color with a small head that leaves quickly. The smell is all malts and the taste follows the same. There is a mild spice flavor to the backend of it. Overall a good straightforward malty beer.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nousername
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a golden orange-brown color with a small white head that lasts several seconds and then disappears. There is some minimal lacing, slightly spotty and spreads out. The smell has some caramel, malts and definite aromas of fruit with some slight hops in the background. The taste has some sweet caramel notes with light fruit in the background. On the palate, she sits about a medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and has a fairly low carbonation about it. Overall, for those unfamiliar with the style - sometimes it takes a little bit to warm up to this style, but if any American brewer did this style well, my hat has to go to Rogue.

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Photo of NextJen
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigedal60
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Flute Glass. Not dated.

L: Slightly hazy honey, finger of light khaki head. Retains well.

S: Pale biscuity malts, some sweet fruit.

T: Pale biscuity malts and sweet fruit, just like the aroma. Tasty.

F: Light, medium carbonation and a clean finish.

O: Pretty solid beer but nothing special.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6.5% ABV.

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Photo of ADG2995
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XavierBenitez
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zacnock
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Btip1969
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan4120
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - golden amber - opaque and hazy - with a very thin light tan head.
S - Tons of sweet malt and yeast with faint spice notes mixed in
T - Follows the nose: tons of sweet bready malt up front and throughout. Spices mixed throughout as well as caramel and honey notes. There's also some fruit notes. Hearty.
F - Medium body with a medium about of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, smooth.
O - This is a really nice beer. Nice complex flavors mix well together to provide a balanced ale that has tons of bready malt mixed well with spices, caramel, honey, and fruit notes. I know this is available year round but I really feel like I'd enjoy this one most in the Fall or Spring.

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours an orange tinged brown color. Clear and still. Thin off-white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head other than a thin ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is malty forward with some bready notes and a touch of spicy hop. Pretty unremarkable.

Taste is malt forward with some spicy hops. Touch of sweetness to the beer, but just a complimentary amount. Dry finish but its not dry per se. Not sure how old this bottle is, but the hops have held up remarkably well. I'm impressed.

Feel is rather light but not thin, drinkable, touch dry on the finish.

Rogue calls this a maibock inspired ale ... Im not getting much maibock here, so to style, its not a great example. On its own merits, its an easy drinking malt forward ale. I actually enjoyed it more than I expected to given its lack of adherence to the style.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,538 ratings.
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