Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale - 6.5% ABV
Long, long ago (20 or so years that is) there was a twit (yeah, I'm talking about me) who was delving into a brand new world, a world of flavor that he had not known existed .... and he was re-born. Bye bye flavorless fizzy water, hello dialysis. Of course the trip to snobdom is not quick or easy, you have to start slow. I am quite sure that you, like me, tried Dead Guy Ale early in your experimentation stage and were stunned by how overpowering the beer was. 40 IBU's? Wow! Since then you have gone onward and upward on your quest for beer nirvana (get it, a Northwest pun. Good one, eh?) and you have forgotten your old friend that helped start you on your journey. So let's reminisce together, shall we?
Dead Guy is brewed in the style of a Maibock using their unique Pacman yeast that is used in all of their beers.The color is honey-brown with a bit more carbonation than you normally find in the style. You will smell bananas, citrus and something piney. They use 4 different malts to deliver a facefull of malty goodness along with Perle and Saaz hops to deliver a fine kick of hops to try to achieve the balance that Maibocks demand. You will taste the malts, caramel, pine, bread, earth, pepper and a bit of citrus.
I was really happy that I stepped back and had a glass so that I could remember how frigging great this beer is. Whether you are beginning your journey into the world of craft beer or have earned every beer merit badge and are brewing your own, have a glass of this beer and savor it's golden goodness. You're welcome.
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Newport, OR 97365