Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Posted on 26. Oct, 2007 by in Beer Reviews

Dead Guy Ale
Found: Total Wine
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.

Rating: B

2 Responses to “Rogue Dead Guy Ale”

  1. Adam @ Beer Bits 29 October 2007 at 11:59 am #

    Rogue really does some great stuff. This is one of my favorites in their lineup. Heck it is probably in my top 10. You’ve been hitting on a few of my all time favorites here.

  2. Dave 29 October 2007 at 1:28 pm #

    Oops looks like I called Rogue, Victory a few times in the review. This is fixed.

    I agree Dead Guy Ale is a quality beer. Rogue has so many beers I’m afraid I won’t get to try most of them. They sell a few of their brews around me but not enough.

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