So, I'm in NY hanging out with an awesome toddler, my awesome sister, and her awesome partner. For dinner we got some awesome Turkish take-out. Note the falafel sandwich and orange tabouli pictured!
So I needed an awesome beer. I've held onto this Dead Guy Ale for a long time. Which is funny because I have a memory of seeing it years ago, before I knew anything about craft beer, and just thought the name and packaging was funny. I recalled my Oregonian sister telling me it was big out there. But I haven't tried anything by Rogue yet besides an Xmas ale.
It poured an orange-ish light brown. It smelled mild - a bit of spice (cinnamon?), sweet malt. Taste was fairly mild too, mostly malts, a little sweet fruit/caramel. Mouthfeel was medium but maybe a little low on the carbonation. The drinkability was pretty high.
Overall? Bored. This is only my 2nd Maibock. With a name like Rogue's Dead Guy Ale, I was kind of hoping it would knock me on my ass (in a good way). It was good, but nothing super memorable. The previous Maibock I had (Einbecker) was delicious.
I've always enjoyed a beverage or two. But beer is something I have never really understood. Oh, I have drunk it. And I have enjoyed it. But to understand it...that is something else all together. See my "intro" entry from 10/17/08 for details.
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