Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
7,508 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Tan with brown and gold hues. Decent sized head, streaming carbonation.

Smell: Malty and sweet. Good hop aroma.

Taste: Carmel malt and sweetness at first. Brown sugar through the middle, clean bitter finish. Nothing earth shattering either way but nice and pleasant.

Mouthfeel: A little bit thin but still substantial. Good carbonation.

Overall: More of a sentimental favorite than anything else. This beer really caught me off guard and brought me into craft. Maybe it's the evolution of my taste buds to bigger and better things but it's not as incredible as I remember. Still, I really enjoy the beer. It's got good flavor, it's pleasant and very drinkable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy honey gold. Lighter in color than I thought it would be for some reason. Glows nicely in the light. Puffy beige head.

S: Fresh hops up front. Fragrant. Light sourdough toast and butter. Also, fresh rain on clean asphalt (A good thing). Some soapy hints.

T: Man this stuff is good. Not sure if I'm just craving beer, or this beer is making me crave beer. Clean where it needs to be, clearly floral hop character with low bitterness and some oat sweetness. Some kind of fatty, buttery richness. Pungent spices at the end.

M: Interesting because it seems thin and cool at first, and heavier when the bitter flavors kick in around the middle of the gulp.

O: This is great, no wonder everyone loves it. My bottle is about 8 months old. Very good, solid, easy to drink, yet flavorful and bold beer.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,508 ratings.
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