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Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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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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Ratings: 7,598 |  Reviews: 2,439
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of sraimondi
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scott & Bonnie at Otters Pub in my hometown for putting up this really good Maibock on draught, as it is not seen often in Northern Connecticut. Coppery to lightish amber in color with quickly dissipating head and little lacing. Absent of any real aroma. This one's taste makes up for its absence of aroma. Immediate sweetness on the tongue, but not cloying. No real hop bite, but still a bit drying in the finish--very interesting. The taste is very aggressive, but not extreme. Nice medium to thick mouthfeel. Elevated ABV is well-hidden, but definitely there. I really like this version of the style--good work by Rogue Ales.

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4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright, gorgeous orange color, and a terrific head. Nose is thick toasty and robust, with some very large citrus notes. Taste is unique as hell. Honey, caramel malt, toffee, and HUGE hop presence. Mouthfeel is substantial, and sticky. Great, great beer.

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.84/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NClifestyle
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dead Guy is an amazing, cloudy, amber/dark honey color when poured into a pint glass. A 1-inch thick perfect head of bubbles sits on the beer, but drops to a sparse covering soon after. The beer presents sweet cinnamon malt smells with an herbal accent of bright hop aroma. Toasted bread greets the tongue, drops to a delicate but wonderful spicy, floral hop aftertaste, with a touch of very ripe red grape to boot. Malt comes on strong late in the glass.
Dead Guy Ale is medium to full in the mouth, with a creamy smooth carbonation. This is a strong tasting beer, lots of flavor all over the place, sweet, sharp, malt and hop. Dead Guy might be one of the neatest, most original, great-tasting beers you can get.


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3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The ale pours brilliant honey-amber, with a two-finger off-white head. The nose has a nice balance of yeast and malt. Quite pleasant. The carbonation is well-developed and very pleasant with very small bubbles. The body is medium-light. Much lighter than I would expect of a bock, but then this is a Maibock, which is traditionally lighter. It is also rather dry and lightly hopped. The lacing is very light and sparse. Excellent with lighter foods or deep-fried foods. Quenching. I am not certain that if I was a monk and this was a meal-replacement ale, I would be totally satiated. The alcohol is not noticeable on the palate, but shows itself after a few sips. The lingering is very pleasant and the malt shows very nicely accompanied by notes of honey.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

3.4/5  rDev -13.7%

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

This was poured from a bottle into a glass. A lot of head appeared a the top and it was a bit foamy. Beer was a nice clear amber color. The smell was sweet with a hint of nuts, maybe hazel nuts. A tad on the strong side registering at 6.5%.

It has a good mouthfeel, a little buttery and carmely with a very sweet finish. Also a little bit hoppy. Overall a great beer to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a mug in May- seasonable! Aroma was something I'd equate with Springtime- effervescent, flowery, and happy. The taste was very refreshing. I could see myself buying a case of this every May and being quite happy with it. This beer is a great signifier of the change in seasons! The one downside is I'll never be able to drink it in months that aren't May!

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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours out a hazy and deep amber color. Two fingers of a light tan head. Lacing is a bit spotty.

S: Bready and sweet. It kind of reminds me of graham crackers. Also, getting subtle hints of a candied orange type smell.

T: Earthy hop up front, followed by the same characteristics of the wonderful nose. Great balance, and not as sweet as the nose would imply.

M: Sticky and a little creamy. Body is on the medium-heavy side. Carbonation is on the softer side.

O: I've had this sitting in my basement for a few months now. My friends rave about this beer and I've been skeptical to try it because I'm more of an IPA guy. I can see what all the fuss is about. This beer executes on all levels and I'll be looking forward to having more of these in the cooler seasons.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,598 ratings
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