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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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4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap into draft glass at Zapoteca in Portland, ME. Actually served at a perfect temperature (I.e. I didn't have to wait 30 min for it to warm up).

A: Amber orange red color, nice white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Fairly strong hops, malty earthy and florally as well.

T: Citrus hops but not bomby like an IPA. Malts mid palate, subtle roastiness is there as well. Overall very delicious and well balanced.

M: Great, medium bodied, good carbonation. Not a lot of alcohol in the mouthfeel.

O: A goodly ale, would recommend to any member of any nation, Rogue or otherwise.

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

A- Hazy golden brown (more golden than brown) with hefty head and epic lace!

S- sweet/citrusy

T- Hops grab the taste buds, FULL flavor, a bit floral with slightly sweet finish. The higher alcohol content is slightly noticeable.

M- Plenty of carbonation but not overboard. Medium body

O- Strong on flavor. Hops are a bit strong. I recommend for pale ale fans. I think this is a well crafted beer. It doesn't exactly hit my personal taste, but it is a great full flavored beer.

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

This was in a prefilled growler bottle, but obviously wasnt fresh as i purchased it in melbourne, so counting it as a bottle. purchased at Carwyn Cellars, and poured into a pint glass.

L- Pours a golden amber with about an inch of fluffy white head that lasts for ages, very very slowly subsiding and never really going away. looks pretty good.

S- straight up some grassy and herbaly hops, quickly moves into a touch of some biscuity malts, a touch of sweetness, honey, caramel. very nice.

T- wow, straight up there's the honey and caramel sweetness quite strongly, it lingers a few moments before a moment of herbal hops, before a bitterness kicks in, rounding everything out nicely. On the sweeter side but in a good way. nice.

M- mouth coating, but perhaps a touch lighter than i was expecting. however with a nice tingling carbonation, and a great drying length and finish. would be almost perfect with a touch more body.

O- Really enjoyed this one, almost too drinkable for the ABV, the lighter feel would be a bad thing in the cold, but on a hot summers day (as today is in Melbourne) it works very well. overall, very good in general and to my knowledge of the style.

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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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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,612 ratings
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