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Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
7,612 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:
#5,279
Reviews:
2,443
Ratings:
7,612
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,886
Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a nice, super hazy apple cider-like color. The head is creamy and about a finger thick. I figured the lacing would be awesome, but it's just decent.

Smell: This is my first of this style. It smells interesting. No doubt a load of malts, but almost a caramel smell as well. The alcohol is also very present.

Taste/feel: Much like the smell, to be honest. There's also a slight "funk" in there that's actually not too unnerving. I also pick up some dark fruits in the back somewhere (prunes?), as well as a tad of tartness. A pretty sweet beer on the start, but a bit of bitterness and spice at the end. Rather balanced, and nothing overwhelming. The feel is creamy and perfect with the amount of carbonation, which is low. Alcohol is also present.

Dead Guy Ale grew on me throughout the glass, but I still don't quite believe it's worth the $2.79 I paid for the bottle -- SLIGHTLY overpriced. Regardless of that though, this is a tasty beer. It looks great, it feels great, and it has a very solid taste that's fairly mild, yet keeps you drinking.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into Samuel Adams perfect pint.

This one pours up a clear amber with a small white head and leaves a little bit of lacing. The smell is primarily pine, floral, and resin. Taste is sweet and malty upfront, but not overpoweringly so. The finish is a mild bitterness. Well balanced, but mild overall. Mouthfeel is fine, but nothing wonderful. This beer is easy drinking and I would recommend it.

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

My first maibock/helles bock

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my snifter.

One finger thick tan, off white color head that dissipates rather quickly. Deep amber color. Clear appearance. Slight bubbles. No lacing.

Malt presence in the nose and some balancing hops. Mild to moderately strong aroma otherwise. Some malt associated sweetness.

Flavor is very much the nose with strong malt presence upfront that is well balanced by some bittering hops afterwards. Dry finish.

Medium boied feel. Low to moderate on carbonation. No astringency. Slight hop bitterness in the finish.

Overall a good style. From BJCP guide, the ale performs well overall. Could have used more alcohol warmth.Hop presence is subtle yet good, and is felt as you drink.

Style Rate: 4
Personal Rate: 3.75

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,612 ratings
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