Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is a German style Maibock, 6.5% ABV.
Dead Guy Ale pours with a pleasant amber color, a bit of haze and a near perfect off white head. The aroma is malt forward with some caramel, sweet bread and a hint of medicinal hops. The taste brings in huge toasted malts with a good bit of sweetness. Getting flavors of banana bread, molasses, brown sugar and table sugar that is balanced nicely with a pleasant herbal hop bitterness. A touch of alcohol flavor rounds out the taste profile for me. Easy to drink with good balance and potent flavor, I liked this the first time I tried it and not much has changed since.
Not a style that makes too many waves these days in the craft beer world, but this mainstay seems to be one of the most recognizable and popular German style Maibocks available today.