Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
7,539 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

I had heard of Rouge Brewery, an Oregon establishment that specializes in ales, but had never partaken of their creations. Well, finally got my chance when I saw Dead Guy Ale sitting on the shelf at Kroger's. On a side note, I must say that Kroger's has definitely stepped up their game in terms of beer selections.

Anyway, This is a German Maibock Style

Beer Lesson: Pronounced "My Bock," translates into "May Bock". Named for being a transitional beer between the harsh Winter and the coming Spring.

Dead Guy has a 6.5% alcohol content, so it's not something you want to be drinking while you're trying to match your bonehead friend who is slamming bud lights. This brew has a dark honey color, and a great head when poured. It is one substantial brew, I couldn't even see through my pint glass. Wonderful! Look forward to a very rich flavor, and a toasty, malty aroma.

This brewery also does some distilling, I can't wait to try some more of thier products. Enjoy!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours orangish-copper with a finger and a half of head, some of which retained and left a touch of lacing on the glass. Nose is mildly floral. Taste is earthy with an excellent combination of hop bitterness and dryness on the finish. Deceptively easy to knock back.

Had this on-tap at least a year ago and actually like to bottled version better.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

A: Aggressive pour yields approx. 2 fingers of slightly off-white head which has a rather long retention and leaves some nice lacing. The beer itself is a cloudy copper color

S: Quite a strong smelling beer. VERY sweet aroma, but mostly all I get is malts and a slight cereal grain smell.

T: Once again, the primary favor is that of toasted malts, which bring a great deal of sweetness to the table along with a pleasant graininess. Too much sweetness perhaps, for the amount of hops that try to balance it out at the end.

M: Medium bodied, low carbonation makes it easy to drink.

O: A good beer, but not, in my opinion, a great one. The sweetness is a little overwhelming, and I don't know that I would want more than one or two.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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