Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
7,577 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: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a lightly hazed reddish-coppery color with about two minute's worth of head that dies back to a persistent 4mm collar ring with minimal lacing qualities on the inside of the glass.
Smells a bit like candied yams, a bit like caramel-covered pears, and partially like a toasted blend of chestnuts and hazelnuts.
The smooth-textured brew tastes primarily of caramel-covered pears mixed with a small amount of dried prunes, brown sugar sprinkles, and finishes with an abrupt yet satisfyingly drying herbal and floral hopping finish. Memorable for the profound transformation from bock sweetness to a balanced pale ale kind of bitterness in the finish.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Why is this just a Maibock and not an American Maibock? This is nothing like the authentic German style.

A: My favourite beer look. A pleasant amber with a small but sustaining light beige head. Looks like Orval.

S: Smells exactly the same as Rogue's American Amber Ale. A sickly caramel/fruit combination. Buggered if I could pick out the particular fruit, but maybe it's pineapple.

T: Hey, very nice. English spicyness (as opposed to Belgian), Lovely mouthfeel. The spicyness and caramel work beautifully together. German lager? More like a fizzy English/US pale ale. Very nicely balanced. The bitterness is bang on the money.

O: Easily the best Rogue beer I've had so far. My only complaint is that in Korea it only comes in pissy 12 ounce bottles. Definitely one to have again though. Good job!

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,577 ratings
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