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<strong>The Disgruntled Chemist</strong>

12/09/2006

It's beer! Hooray, beer!

This morning, I bought (among other beers) a six-pack of Rogue Dead Guy Ale, a German-style Maibock made with Rogue's special PacMan yeast.



As you can see, this beer has a very deep golden color and a small, foamy head. The head disappears to just about nothing within a couple minutes, leaving some nice lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma is nice and malty, with maybe some floral hints.

This is a really good tasting beer, not my favorite from Rogue but right up there. As you would expect from a Maibock-style ale, it's sweet without being cloying, with a pleasant malt flavor right off the bat. The malt tastes a little more roasted than you'd expect from a beer of this color, but otherwise it tastes a lot like it smells. The hops come through in the aftertaste, and provide a very nice contrast to the initial sweetness. The hops aren't as bitter as they usually are in Rogue beers, probably because they use a different variety for the Dead Guy Ale. The alcohol content is 6.6%, but it's sneaky - it's not on the label, and you can barely taste it.

Rating: 8/10. Recommended for anyone who's a fan of lighter, sweeter beers. This is a very good ale, and you should really go pick up a six-pack right now. What are you waiting for?

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