Price: Around 2 dollars a bottle
What the company says: 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. Dead Guy Ale is available in 22-ounce bottles, 12-ounce 6-pack, and on draft.
What I say: This was my first beer from Rogue and it will not be my last. (Well it can’t be, I’ve already reviewed others but this is the first one I drank =) Rogue has so many brews it amazes me but maybe none will be as artistic as Dead Guy Ale. I mean come on! Theres a dead guy on the bottle! Ok enough of me acting like an idiot. This is a great beer folks. Pours a nice cooper color with little head. The smell is what got me. Nice citrus smell. Taste sweet and malty. Another great beer to try. Rogue continues to be one of my favorite breweries.