Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
7,578 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into wine glass

A: Pours a beautiful orange/copper/ruby cloudy color, White foamy head and depending on the glass used and pour, head holds for a while before settling into a small film layer. Lots of lace.

S: Citrus, malty orange.

T: Funky, Sweet citrus malts start off, followed by a hoppy bitter backtone that holds for a while in the aftertaste. It wasn't as complex as I would of hoped.

M: This is one of the strengths of this brew for sure, Goes down very silky smooth while still having a slight syrupy feel. Carb could be a little less but still goes along with the mouth feel.

O: It was a solid brew but I wasn't too impressed with the complexity. To tell you the truth I was kinda bored after drinking it for a while. But it did have some solid favours.

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

A - Pours a nice amber color with a very nice looking 2 finger head that is reluctant to leave, and leaves some very nice patchy lacing in its wake.

S - Very strong honey aroma, notes of caramel, hints of spice... clove? I'm not really getting any hops, but that's to be expected.

T - There's that honey again. Seems to be the prominent flavor, like mead but not as sour/boozy/just-plain-weird. Slight citric hops near the end, mixed with some caramel malt. Sort of earthy aftertaste.

M - Very smooth, nice carbonation, and feels real nice on the tongue.

O - Just a great brew. I haven't really had a Rogue beer I didn't like!

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

A - Pours a nice golden-brown amber color, hazy, with great head retention.

S - Plenty of sweet caramel and molasses, with a bit of honey. You can definitely pick up the roasted malt backbone to this beer. Outstanding and complex aromas - what a bock should be.

T - Sweet malts, bread, honey. A nice, balanced dry finish with just a touch of bitterness at the end to cut the sweetness. This is a pleasant and balanced bock - not as easy to find as you'd imagine. Immensely drinkable.

M - A good amount of carbonation. It's not too sticky, which is a pleasant surprise.

O - A really drinkable and balanced bock. Not extreme, but immensely flavorful. Goes down really easy. Bocks are not always my "go-to" style, but this is really worth a try if you're looking for that taste. As a hop head, I wonder what this would be like if they added a touch more hops - but, who am I to argue against big, bold, balanced flavors that go down this well? Nicely played, Rouge.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,578 ratings
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