Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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3.94/5
Very Good
7,690 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:
#5,914
Reviews:
2,458
Ratings:
7,690
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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301
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1,933
Trade:
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Photo of msscott1973
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtimmerman84
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-deep amber can pour with little visible carbonation. Aroma is of sweet malt and an apple note. The flavor includes caramel and honey with a light hop spice. The flavor is rich. The body is pretty light.

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Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Solid apa, goes down really smooth.

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Photo of Hayesb20
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chikinhammr
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RootDown
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DruC4
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSmaug
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/5/18, consumed 4/29/18

I really liked the taste of this beer. Not sure how representative it is of a lager style considering that it's an ale.

Look wasn't great, basically looks exactly like apple juice with a tiny head an no lacing at all anywhere.

Aroma is a bit like caramel apples honestly. Really, really sweet.

Taste is a lot better, more toasted, bready malts to balance the fruity sweetness. They really nailed it here.

Feel is pretty light for the ABV, easy, good bitterness to balance the sweetness.

Very well done all around. A uniquely-styled ale. Will be picking more up for sure.

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served into a 16 oz (473 ml) conical pint glass and Tony C's Sports Grill & Bar in Burlington, Massachusetts.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, light copper color with a no more than quarter inch, white head which quickly dissipates to a very large bubble (think soda pop) rim and some soapy lacing.
S: Aroma is very limited. Really had to dig for it, but perceived apple, pear, and caramel with maybe (maybe) a black licorice note.
T: Dry. Caramel and pear flavors predominate, but really more watery than malty. Licorice bitterness stronger than supported by the level of malt or flavor. Tingling, bitter aftertaste.
M: Light bodied with low to moderate effervesce.
O: Let me say, this is drinkable, if not by any stretch of the imagination the best representative of the Maibock style. Not malty enough, too bitter, and simply too watery. it were described as a "light" Maibock, perhaps that would make more sense. If it were a soda, one would think it had been watered down. I will try to see if there is a difference when it is decanted from out of a relatively fresh bottle. Really a disappointment.

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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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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,690 ratings