Today’s beer is Dead Guy Ale!
Bottle Size: N/A…Purchased it draft
Cost: $2.00 (Purchased at a happy hour)
Background Information (via rogue.com): 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 so popular with consumers and especially Grateful Dead fans, that we made it the label for our Maierbock ale. Even though the association with the Grateful Dead band is pure coincidence, we have gratefully dedicated Dead Guy Ale to the Rogue in each of us.
Now let’s get to the beer!
Style: Maibock/Helles Bock
Appearance: Amber color with a bit of sediment. Had an off white head with a solid retention and some lacing.
Scent/Smell: Strong caramel aromas. With some light grains, and also fruity hops, but both are pretty subdued.
Taste: Quite malty, not much of a hop presence. Strong caramel taste here as well with some toffee as well. Lastly, there was a spicy apple taste.
Mouthfeel: Quite well bodied, not the easiest to go down, and very well carbonated.
Drink with (food): Good beer to have with seafood.
This is a solid beer. I am not sure how often I’ll be able to have it since I haven’t seen this beer available in many place around where I live. For those seafood lovers, I’d suggest trying this brew with a meal at your favorite seafood restaurant if available.
Next: Newcastle Brown Ale