Rogue Dead Guy Ale..

...just hit my fav local retailer at ~US$9 per half gallon jug. Listed as a maibock...very malty...very nice, imho, so I bought 3 of 'em.
So, you guys and gals, if you've tried it, how say you?
Best regards, Bill
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Bill Becker
In article , bbe51 @rmisp.com says...
Good stuff! On tap at the local in Dallas. I wish we could get some good German maibocks around here.
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OneTus
"Bill Becker" wrote on 17 Oct 2003:
Maibock? Kinda funny, considering it's Dead Guy *Ale*
Also pretty hoppy last time I drank it. Not Brutal Bitter hoppy, but "We're Rogue, so we can't help but hop this beer too" hoppy.
That price was right, though.
Witzel
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Dave Witzel
I think this beer used to be called "Maierbock" after the head brewer. It's still top fermented though.
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Blake S
Been years since I've had it, largely because I haven't found it worth the bother. It's not a bad beer. It's not a terribly interesting one, either, IMO.
And it most certainly is not a Maibock.
-Steve
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Steve Jackson
Nope, not anymore it's not...not that it was ever _really_ close. It used to at least be made with a lager yeast, but many years ago they decided it was too much hassle to manage multiple strains (although I'm pretty sure they use multiple starins now). I agree, though, with not a bad beer, but not a trribly interesting one.
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Denny Conn
'em.
That's why I made a point of mentioning "listed as a maibock". I had a feeling that this wasn't what one would consider typical of the style.
I'm working on my second jug and, I gotta say, I find it pretty interesting(despite what others feel about it) because it's something I've not tasted anything like before. I like, among other things, that it has a low level of carbonation and to me, at least, the balance between hops and malt is pretty darned good. I'll buy more *locally* while available but I wouldn't pay the extra to have it shipped to me from an online retailer. There, I guess that explains my position clearly.
Best regards, Bill
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Bill Becker
'em.
Hi One Tusk,
How are the Saint Arnolds brews? (if you've tried them before)
Best regards, Bill
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Bill Becker
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
I don't know, maybe my palate has been permanently *damaged* by brews like Brutal Bitter, Arrogant Bastard, Ruination, and Lagunitas Maximus but I thought the balance between hops and malt was pretty close.(hops still dominant but only just)
I thought so so...I'll probably end up buying most of his stock.
Best regards, Bill
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Bill Becker
In article , bbe51 @rmisp.com says...
Hi Bill,
Most of them are pretty decent. They make 4 beers you can get year round (Amber, Brown, Krystall Weizen and Fancy Lawnmower). They also have 4 or 5 seasonal beers.
The Lawnmower is pretty good for a real light beer, they say its a Kolsch. Its not bad on those real hot summer days.
The amber and the brown aren't to bad either. Neither one real hoppy. I think the brown one a medal this year at the GABF.
The Krystall is nothing to write home about IMHO.
The seasonal beers are pretty good. They make a pretty good winter stout and its worth a try if you get a chance. They also make a Christmas beer every year some years its real good and other years it leaves a little bit to be desired.
I'm off to try a Buffalo Bill Pumpkin Ale in a bit.
Have a great day.
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OneTusk
Last February they had Cask-conditioned St. Arnolds Amber at the Gingerman. Worth the trip if they still have it. >K
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Keith Woeltje

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