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Dead Guy Ale

Review - Rogue Ale's Dead Guy Ale

"Gratefully dedicated to the Rogue in each of us. In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved popular and was incorporated into a bottled product a few years later with Maierbock as the elixir. Strangely, the association with the Grateful Dead is pure coincidence.

Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogue's proprietary "PacMan" ale yeast. It is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops." -- Rogue Ales

Dead Guy Ale pours a cloudy brown hue with a light-brown, fizzy head that doesn't feel like sticking around, although it does leave slight lacing on the glass. Murky body with lively carbonation dancing around. Aroma is of sweet, yet tamed malts and alcohol. Intially, this ale is moderately sweet, although it turns to a light, malty bitter finish with an average duration. Slighty watery on the palate, it is thin bodied with soft carbonation and a vanilla taste.

Reviewer's notes: Amber likes the smell. Smells like apples. Sean was expecting more from the smell. Ignace would say that this is not very balanced.

Reviewed in November, 2006.

Source:22 oz. Bottle

Official Rogue Ales website