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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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Ratings: 7,598 |  Reviews: 2,439
Photo of erockrazor
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into a 12oz McDonalds Coca Cola glass (classy I know)

A: One finger of off white head receded quickly into a thin ring around the edge. Leaves almost no lacing.

S: The nose is light and slightly citrusy. A touch of malt comes out after a swirl. Not a lot here but what it does provide smells very appealing.

Taste: Similar to nose but better. Light citrus up front followed by a hit of hops and then a good malty character. The hop bitterness lasts a long time, this beer lingers for almost a minute on your palate before fading. And a warming at the end that hits you in the throat and gut rather than the mouth so you don't have that solventy ethanol taste. Really good beer.

M: This is where Dead Guy shines brightest. Drinking it cold so it hits the mouth and feels almost thin but as soon as it passes onto the middle of the tongue you feel it. Kinda chewy and really smooth. Goes down great.

O: Wonderful beer, but I should have known that. All my friends who have similar taste to me love it and all the ones with polar opposite taste hate it. Drinks really well, and is the best lager I have had, normally not a fan of lagers. Thick, smooth, a little sweet, a little bitter, and has a long lasting flavor. Wicked good.

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Photo of zkoehn
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Dead Guy Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head and a hazy, amber appearance, that really hazes up once one swishes the bottom 20% of the contents and adds that in. There is a good amount of lacing and some streaming bubbles. Aroma is of grain husks, sweetness, and bread. The taste is of malt, a bit of over-ripe fruit, sweetness, syrup, and a decent amount of nice hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is rather thick and gooey, but Rogue Dead Guy ale finishes fairly crisp and dry. Overall, this is an excellent beer.


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Photo of ADemshar
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 Oz poured into a pint glass

A- Hazy golden orange with a frothy mixed bubble head
S- Smells Sweet and bitter. A medium smell full of caramel and bittering hops. Lager yeast and a crisp smell.
T- This beer has a creamy feel that reminds me of a red ale or perhaps and ESB. It doesn't have much hop character but it has a refreshing bitterness that helps the sweet malt profile. A full body with a complex and easy drinking bunch of grains and malts. The taste of this brew is sure to please anybody.
M- As long as you like a good amount of bitterness, this beer drinks amazingly. Its smooth and has a full feel yet a light character. Good carbonation that really makes it quite refreshing.
O- This is a very good brew, cant believe it took me so long to get around and review it. This is sure to please everybody.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of andrewjraab
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer has a pencil neck mustache of creamy white head. Not much retention or lacing. It has a nice clear pale amber color.

S - Sweat breadiness jumps out at me.
T - Super Smooth and easy to drink. A nice sweet malty flavor but the hop characters add for a crisp finish. Soft and fruity hops, nothing that snaps at your tounge but the bitterness is underneath.

O - Very complex and enjoyable. Very drinkable and a nice path into a different kind of beer for me. I would definitely get this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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