Rogue – Dead Guy Ale

Beer

From the website:

In the style of a German Maibock, using our proprietary Pacman ale yeast. Deep honey in color with a malty aroma and a rich hearty flavor.

Food

No food, but Donnie was smoking.

Look

Vince:  It’s got a good color.  Nice dark amber color.

Ian:  The color’s great.

Smell

Vince:  It’s got a hint of unicorn tears.

Ian:  I think it smells great.

Donnie:  I don’t know if the smell’s important, but it does smell good.

Josh:  Smell is what, 60 to 70 percent of taste?

Alec:  I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Vince:  It’s good, it’s for sure good.  It’s got a great smell.

Ian:  It does, and it’s different from the others.

Taste

Alec:  This reminds me of the Toasted Lager, except the flavor hits you in the front, instead of the back.

Ian:  I’m gonna agree with that, it does.

Donnie:  I really like this.

Ian:  It’s good.

Donnie:  Cane sugar, that would be the sweetness that I taste.

Josh:  That’s caramel to me.

Vince:  It’s fruity.

Drinkability

Alec:  I don’t have a lot to say about this beer.

Ian:  I don’t either, I think it’s just a very drinkable beer.

Alec:  Yeah.

Ian:  I don’t think this is a beer that you order three in a row of.

Vince:  This is not my first round draft pick.  This is about a 3.5 for me.

Ian:  I think it’s a great beer.  It’s not a three in a row beer, it’s your first beer.  Now you’re buzzed and you order something else, not as strong.

Alec:  The thing I like about this beer is that it’s reliable.

Vince:  I dunno, it’s not my cup of tea, it’s good it’s just not something I would…

Alec:  It’s reliable.

Vince:  It’s forgettable.

Donnie:  I don’t think so.

Ian:  That’s harsh.

Donnie:  I would order this, if I saw this on a menu, I would order this.

Josh:  You would not order this, because it’s expensive.

Donnie:  Is it?

Final Thoughts

Vince:  Wait, I just took a good sip of this beer and…I like it.  I’ll give this beer a 4 now.

Donnie:  I’ll give this beer a 5.  It’s crisp, it has a lot of flavor, it’s bold.

Vince:  But it’s not overly bold.

Donnie:  It’s not heavy.

Alec:  And the flavor doesn’t hit you after you’ve swallowed it.

Donnie:  The flavor, from once it enters your orifice, until you swallow it is the same flavor.

Alec:  If you want to buy a beer, is this a good one to buy?  Yes, this is a good one to buy.

Ian:  It smells great, the color is really good, it’s not a multiple drink beer, but it’s a beer you sip, and it’s great.  It’s not a party beer.  I would give it a 4.  Is it the best beer?  No, but it’s a 4.