Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
7,492 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: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

A: amber with frothy perfect head.

S: malty. With some slight hops and citrus

T: deliciousness. This beer is what all other amber's aspire to be.
Perfect balance of hops and malts

M: low Carb burn. Creamy mouthfeel

One of the best beers I've ever had.

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

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

A - Amber in coloration, clear, nice white head that laces really nicely.

S - Yeast, roasty malts, berries.

T - Tastes like a bunch of chocolate-covered berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), roasted in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes, and turned into beer. Very unique. I don't necessarily love the taste of this, but it sure is distinct. It tastes like spring. It tastes like a gay parade with a lot of decorative floats in a city in France at the turn of the and 20th century. A beer that tastes happy, like it's celebrating, ostentatiously and care-free.

M - Beery. Medium-bodied with hops evenly balanced throughout each sip. Dry enough that you can get this awesome berry-kick aftertaste every sip.

D - A bold beer. To make this beer takes balls and kudos to Rogue for crafting it. This is a beer that tastes like it's in love with itself.

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

Had this on 2012-04-12 in Columbia, PA

A - Moderately hazy amber with a 2-finger off-white head and good lacing.

S - Rising bread, caramel malt, touch of citrus and light hop floral. Pleasant.

T - Orange flesh and sourdough bread, some caramel, mineral and metallic, a good amount of pungent hop tang and orange rind bitterness. The tart citrus, mineral and bitterness lasts long into the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial, prickly, good.

O - I'd had this on-tap at the brewery but hadn't reviewed it then so it is nice to revisit this brew. It's like you mixed a Maibock and an IPA 50/50. I dig it but knocked off 1/2 point in taste for the mineral/metallic flavor.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,492 ratings.
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