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Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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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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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark copper to light brown with an orange hue; the moderate head doesn't last very long. Scents are of fresh baked bread with a bit of citrus and grass. The taste is mainly roasted malt - bready and nutty, and a bit sweet, but with a hint of grassy and floral notes. The flavors all work really well together. Very low bitterness, and very drinkable. Solidly good all-around. This might make a good beer to transition someone into the craft beer world from BMC products.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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

Orange-amber with no head from a tippy-top pour. 3.5

Sweet carmelized sugars and toasted grains. Hint of caramel and apricot. 3.5

Toasted grains, tart pitted fruits, candy booze, and light maple. Citrusy hop character with a dates-like malt. 4.0

Light carbonation with a slick body. Wet and a little spiked. 3.5

Overall, a nice maibock. Love the misnomer in the name. Classic Rogue flagship product. 4.0

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4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy copper/orange hued color, with many columns of finer looking carbonation rising to the top. The head, while retaining rather well, isn't very thick from the pour right to settling, but that's ok I guess. As for lacing, it's modest, with trims of foam clinging to the glass.

S- Sweet aromas all around...and primarily of malt and honey. I guess you could say that there is a slightly citrus-like note hidden as well that reminds me of lemongrass, as it is slightly Earthy at the same time. The finish smells clean, with mild aromas of hop and a somewhat grassy smell too.

T- Again, the flavors follow the aromas closely, but I find it a lot more balanced overall. Upfront, the malt/honeyed sweetness comes through, and is countered by a clean dry grassy goodness, and finished off with more noticeable bitterness from the hops. Malt sweetness lingers on the palate after the swallow. A perfectly flavored beer in my opinion!

M- Solid medium body, but it doesn't feel chewy in the slightest! The carbonation, as it appeared, is fine, and breaks at the right time to allow the full flavor to penetrate the taste buds. A very nice feeling on the palate!

O- I have to agree with the majority on this one...this is an exceptional brew! Full flavored without overdoing it, yet clean and crisp, this makes a great beer to enjoy during hot weather, such as I did, or even to compliment a meal! I recommend this one and hope to enjoy many more of these to come!

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,598 ratings
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