It was definitely maltier than I was prepared for, so it wasn’t the easiest chug I’ve ever done, but it wasn’t the hardest either. This style doesn’t typically lend itself to chugging, but I find that sometimes you have to just find a way. That’s what heroes do. I like to think of myself as a hero.
How Much: 5
I paid $11.99 for a 6-pack at my local liquor store. That’s on the high-end for craft beer sixers in my neighborhood, so I was a little disappointed in the end. It’s a good beer, but not in the same league as some of my favorites, expecially at that price point.
I was a little confused at first, but that’s probably because I had some incorrect pre-conceived notions on what this beer was going to be. For some reason I thought it was more of a pale ale style, but this is a German maibock. This was clearly my own fault for not doing any research, but I rarely bother to research anything ever, so that’s to be expected. In the end, my palate was expecting hops, but instead was greeted with toffee and malt. It reminded a little of Odell’s 90 Schilling, actually. I found subsequent bottles of this to be enjoyable, just not quite worthy of a stamp.
Dead Guy Ale is a year-round offering and Rogue Brewing distributes to all 50 states.
Overall Rating: 7.2
Song: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – “It Was There That I Saw You”