I have had Früh Bock, 6% ABV from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, many times before, and I might have reviewed it years ago. I’m reviewing this local Charlotte, North Carolina beer again , because the more beer I have and review, the more my plate grows and changes. This spring beer pours a deep gold/copper color with a two-finger steady white head. The aroma is ready, fruity, and sweet. The flavor is a sweet and fruity with a very light malt flavor. The mouthfeel is medium. Then it comes to a nice bitter-sweet fruity finish. The aftertaste is less fruity than the initial taste. There are some light malted flavor. Every time I have Früh Bock, the more I find it delicious. I give it an A+ and highly recommend it. It’s a good beer for springtime. It has a very well-made flavor profile and taste. I can’t fault it on anything. There is nothing negative from me about this beer. Just go and find it and try it! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Originally reviewed on December 23rd, 2015.
I know it’s a little late in the year for Rogue Dead Guy Ale, 6.5% ABV, in Newport Oregon, which is a German Maibock. This ale is brewed with their very own Pacman Yeast, and eight other ingredients such as 2-row, C-15, Munich Rogue Farms Dare & Risk Malts; Rogue Farms Revaluation and Independent hops and Free Range Coastal Water. Maibock is usually had during the month of May. Yeah, this not May here, but I still drank it. Dead Guy pours a deep reddish Amber hue with a faint orange tint, with a one and a half finger of bright pearly white head that fades into a thick halo with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is malty but not overwhelming with malts making Dead Guy smell like a malt bomb and nothing else. Dead guy has a malty taste that is at first light, then as it washes over your tongue and becomes a bit stronger, just enough for your taste buds to become familiar with these malts. I found there also to be a bit over a slight fruity sweetness that comes in says hello then goodbye. The mouthfeel is just barely full bodied with a nice subtle sweet malt fruit finish with a lingering aftertaste of the same. I rather enjoyed Rogue Dead Guy Ale. I say this a B+. It’s a good American take on a German-styled Maibock with American ingredients that turn out nicely. But the Germans do this style better in my opinion and I would not choose this over a German made German Maibock, but that is not to say this Rogue is terrible, which it isn’t. It’s an easy drinking Maibock, which is fine by me. You should try Rogue Dead Guy Ale for yourself. It’s easy! Cheers! Happy Holidays! Please Drink responsibly!
Rogue Ales out of Newport Oregon brews Dead Guy Ale, 6.8% which is a pretty common beer, MaiBock from Rogue Ales. I have previously reviewed this beer and will be putting that older review up on this coming Throwback Thursday review. But I thought I deserved a re-review, and this is a new special bottle that glows and glows like an analog watch. Dead Guy pours a deep orange-brown color with a slightly off-white two finger head that give off malted sweet aromas with a bit of a hoppy note that pull you into the malted flavor that splashes a touch of bitter-sweetness on to your taste buds with the faintest cracker note that finish slightly malty with some hoppy bitterness and an aftertaste of malted bitter orange but not similar to an IPA with a medium mouthfeel. Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale is still good getting a B here. I found it to be a nice American take on a traditional German style beer that is well balanced. I would recommend this beer to most anyone. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!