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Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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7,582 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My goodness - what a treat.

This is a crisp, refreshing beer with a slightly sweet, mild taste. The malty, grainy, biscuity tastes start with a perfect amount of carbonation before giving way to a slight dash of springy hop bitterness then finishing clean, dry, and crisp. By the time you've swallowed and smacked your lips a couple of times the flavor still lingers but there's absolutely no unpleasant aftertaste. None. No overpowering malt, no boozy overtone, no hop lawn trimmings 'n' bitters to sour up your palate - just a pleasant warm flavor lingering for a bit leaving you craving for more. The balance in this ale is phenomenal. A great spring or summertime beer, like a lazy sunny afternoon after finishing lots of outdoor work.

The alcohol is very well masked, as other posts have emphasized the 6.5% ABV will sneak up on you. And it is hard to just have one, so after you get your first plan on hanging out for a while.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma:  Mild sweat aroma of bread, grain, and caramel.  

Appearance:  Pours amber gold with three fingers of head, with nice lacing.  Some chill haze.

Flavor:  Toasted malt, some graininess.  Yeasty sweetness predominates.  Well balanced, with no hop flavor present.  Well within style.  Finishes fairy dry.  Slightly warming.

Mouthfeel:   Light to medium body.  Moderate carbonation.

Overall:  One of the best maibocks I have had.  Dead guy ale is an easy drinking beer that will appeal to most beer lovers.  At 6.5 ABV it will sneak up on you if you have two or three.  

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,582 ratings
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