Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
7,525 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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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled-on date present. Haven't had a Rogue Dead Guy in a while, but I will always remember it as one of two beers that officially got me interested in craft beer, along with Bell's Oberon which I also haven't had for a while. Opening this b*tch with my church key bottle opener my mom got me for xmas.

A - Pours a light see through copper color with a lot of bubbles streaming to the top. A little 1 finger head that seems to be fading away pretty quickly.

S - Coppery, malty, reminds me of how the Rogue Santa's Private Reserve seemed to smell.

T - Again, a weird coppery sort of taste, a lot of heavy malts. I seem to not enjoy this brew as much anymore since I became addicted to IPA's, but this is still a very tasty brew. Maybe a little over-carbonated, just a bit.

M - Mouthfeel is good and clean, if maybe just a little thick. The malts hang out on your tongue.

Overall, Rogue is one of my favorite breweries for damn sure, and the Rogue Dead Guy Ale is probably their landmark beer, so if you haven't tried anything by them yet (which is doubtful to say the least, if you've read this far) then start out with this one and work your way onwards.

Rogue Dead Guy Ale--- 4/5.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice copper color. The nose is similar to a traditional brown ale with charred grain. Comes across the palate smoothly. It has a light caramel flavors with a sweet malty clean lingering finish. This is one of my favorite bock styles.

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4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearence: beautiful deep amber red color, more bubbly than i expected. A perfect 3 fingers of off white/tan head with great lacing

Smell: Sweet roasted malt notes meld nicely with citrusy hop aroma. Molasses and sorghum

Taste: Starts off sweet with more molasses flavor. moves into the bitter realm as the hops take over. Finishes very clean

Mouthfeel: Nice balance, not too thin or too chewy. Bubbly but not overly so.

Overall: Lives up to everything ive heard about Dead Guy. A must try.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,525 ratings.
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