Best Bocks 2010: #3 Rogue Dead Guy Ale

31 03 2010

Today’s entry may be a bit controversial. For those of you paying attention, including Rogue Dead Guy Ale in a list of bocks seems counter-intuitive at best and incorrect at worst. After all, bocks should be lagers (bottom-fermented yeast with cold storage). And yet, it says right there in the name: Dead Guy is an ale. But Rogue Dead Guy Ale is an American pale ale in the maibock style. Meaning, they used Continental malts and Noble Hops but fermented with Rogues Pac-Man yeast. The benefit of this is an incredibly smooth, fruity and bold bock. It’s the best of both worlds! Originally designed for an autumn release it is now available year-round. Instantly recognizable by the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) inspired label.

Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Rogue Ales (Rogue.com)
Ratebeer.com Score: 87 Points

Aroma: Sweet and caramel infused malts and slight spicy hops. Yeast character of core fruits (apple, pears, etc.).

Appearance: Coppery orange with golden highlights. Bright, white head which disapates quickly. Bold carbonation.

Flavor: Sweet maltiness with faint, balancing hops. Fruity yeast quality and slight booziness for balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light with smooth, slick, almost oily feel. Bright, vivid carbonation.

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2 04 2010
Mike D

this isn’t over, sir.

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