Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
7,527 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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was just okay. I got it as a Christmas gift and was excited to see it was a Maibock as I like that style and usually don't buy that style until the spring. Although I didn't like it as much as say; Maibock by Capital Brewery, I think this is a perfect session beer. It had a decent, smooth, malty taste so it would be ideal to down 3-4 of them in a row. It had a nice copper color and there was a little bit more of a bitter hoppy taste than most maibocks. So I did like it, the beer just didn't wow me.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an amber-brownish color that's far clearer than other ales I've had this dark. Good amount of carbonation, and bursts with a two-finger thick head that completely recedes in several minutes. Looks pretty good.

Aroma is pretty malty and roasted, yet not without its occasional hoppiness. Smells a lot like fresh, German dark bread, but there are slight floral and citrus spices thrown in that really provide balance and curious zestiness. There's also a slight yeasty backdrop that makes it smell even fresher.

Taste is far maltier than it smells, yet still manages to bring in a lot of lovely hops to spice and zest things up. The beer starts with a woody, roasted malt flavor and ends with bitterness and fruitness all around. In a sense, two of the most predominant flavors I'm getting are of walnuts and dried oranges. Really haven't had an ale with flavors such as these! Not as thick as one would assume, but the watery end of the beer makes it so that it's pretty refreshing and not too difficult to drink.

Not experienced at all with maibock-style beers, but I really like this one! A little too malty and filtered for my personal liking, but I'll gladly take one of these any day when offered. Seems to work well for any season of the year!

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

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: clear, bright copper like a new penny with a half-inch, off-white head.

Quite aromatic with a soft, malty and fruity aroma, as well as a faint, oaky and vanilla aroma.

This one is quite refreshing and smooth with an emphasis on malt with a rounded fruity aftertaste. The use of an ale yeast makes this traditional lager style very unique. Some of that vanilla aroma is also evident in the flavor. There is an inviting hop bitterness on the back of the tongue.

This is a light to medium bodied offering with restrained, yet zesty carbonation. The mouthfeel is well-rounded with a mellow, malty flavor lingering on the palate.

Another solid offering from Rogue, maybe the best I have tried. This is an immensely drinkable bock that hides the ABV well.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,527 ratings.
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