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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Chimay goblet glass.

Pours a clear amber colour with a very nice head.

Smells malty with a bit of booze.

Nice full malty taste, light malts that is. Good hop bitterness without being overpowering.

Overall a pretty good beer.

Ps: free range water? What the Fuck is that?

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with an off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, herbal, floral, toffee, earth, pepper, clove, pear, apple, and light citrus. Very nice and well balanced malty aromas with good strength. Taste of caramel, biscuit, toast, herbal, floral, toffee, pine, clove, earth, pepper, pear, and light grapefruit. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, pine, herbal, earth, and citrus on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of flavor; with good malt flavor robustness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent maibock. Nice toasty flavors with good balance and robustness.

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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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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,693 ratings