Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
7,490 Ratings
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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3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite style, but this is a nice version of it. First had this back in college, but most recently had a 12 oz. bottle poured to a tulip glass. Beautiful amber color with small white head on top. This one has a very solid aroma: caramel, biscuits, pine, toffee, citrus. Doesn’t go down particularly easy for only 6.6%, but a nice changeup. Flavor is biscuity malts, some caramel sweetness, and a good bit of hefty bitter and booze for the abv. Overall, I liked this but not over the top on it.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The ale poured out from a bottle. Had a nice, cloudy yet brilliant orange colour to it. The ale had a very light aroma of citrus hops. The taste was also very light but crisp. It was slightly bitter in taste, with citrus notes. Clean finish; no lingering aftertastes or flavours.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored bubbly head. Pretty good retention but only a little bit of patchy bubbly lacing. Clear with good carbonation. It’s a little dark for a maibock, and I’d like to see better head characteristics.

S – Lots of malt with bready, toasty, and molasses aromas predominately. There are some fruity aromas, possibly cherry or apple, and a hint of floral hops.

T – Starts off sweet with rich bready and toasted malt. Sugary molasses sweetness picks up in the middle, along with the cherry and apple fruit flavors. It closes with a smoothly bitter floral and spicy hop finish.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a bitter and dry finish. Rich malty sweetness and hop spiciness linger for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a really nice beer and probably one of my favorites from Rogue. It is a nice example of the style with lots of malt and just enough hops to give a little kick to the finish. It’s a tasty and very drinkable beer that makes me want to try a lot more maibocks.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,490 ratings.
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