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Dead Guy Ale

Posted: August 17, 2011 in Maibock
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Tonight’s a warm night in the Bay Area, so I’ve decided to open up some Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales.  This is a German-style Maibock, which is similar to other bock beers only lighter in color.  It’s a clear gold with a substantial, though short-lived head.  It’s sweet malty scent is exactly what I think a beer should smell like, though that may be my years of Shiner Bock consumption talking.  It’s amazing…I feel like I should be throwing darts or shooting pool when I smell this.  The hops really come out in the tasting of this one.  Not nearly as malty as I was hoping, but not overpowered with the hops.  It’s initially kind of sweet but has a bitter finish.  Kind of middle of the road for carbonation, and pretty well balanced in general.  Overall, I enjoyed this even though it’s a bit hoppy for me.  If you’re a fan of hops but don’t like being kicked in the teeth by them, give this a try.