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Rogue Brewing – Dead Guy Ale

Style: Maibock brewed with ale yeast.
Bottle: 12oz.
Price: $26/case
ABV: 6.8%
Serving Temp: Approx. 45 degrees.

Appearance: Deep reddish brown hue; amber honey.

Nose: Yeast and bread notes with light floral and fruit hop notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a head that tops 1/2″ and holds at 1/8″ and a dry finish.

Taste: In the traditional Maibock style there is a prevalence of hop bitterness that makes this a refreshing alternative to the Bock style of lagers. This bitterness pushes some rich caramel and brûlée notes to the back of the palate just before finishing dry. Nothing is out of balance here and each flavor profile moves in a logical progression.

Overall: Dead Guy Ale has been around for a while now. It has won awards globally at various beer competitions. If you are familiar with it then consider revisiting this comforting, yet refreshing beer. If you haven’t had Dead Guy Ale then consider it as a great alternative to the more contemporary IPA beers flooding the market these days.

Master of Cobs Score: 7/Who cares because this is good beer and you should drink it.

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