Oregon Brewing Company in Newport, Oregon. Yeah, I know. The label says Rogue and everyone knows this is the classic Rogue beer. But I can certainly read the back half of the label! It's been a long time since I had me some Dead Guy, probably all the way back to the time I reviewed it in March, 2009. Wow. I took advantage of a coupon I had and knocked the price of a sixer down to $8.99. Oh, now I remember why I don't drink this very often! Catchy name, and the skeleton on top of the beer barrel makes for an equally eye-grabbing label.
Malty and sweet honey aroma, with perhaps a touch of citrus in the background. The flavors start out with an orange citrus rind bite, along with some tea. Those flavors are challenged with some sweeter honey and a touch of caramel. By now, your mouth will be completely coated. Hoppy and bitter components, yet the beer is not bitter. A little spicy on the back side at which point you will also notice some drying alcohol, which also warms you up a bit. Digging around (because not on the beer profile at Rogue), I found this is a 6.5% alcohol beer (I guess you can trust Beer Advocate, for facts anyway). Good medium carbonation, creamy and smooth.
You know, this beer is NOT as I remembered it at all. I couldn't have told you what style it was or anything and perhaps just guessed a few flavors. Oh so many beers ago was March 2009! But I still think it's a really nice beer and despite losing touch, we're still old friends! We cool! Now I have four more left... Later.
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