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Bean Flicker - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%


Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light coffee note with gentle grains.

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 08-02-2013)
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Reviews by TypsiYpsi:
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-14-2013 03:27:29 | More by TypsiYpsi
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RyanM81


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-19-2014 17:11:12 | More by RyanM81
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-04-2014 05:47:23 | More by jlmathis
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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03-27-2014 17:17:24 | More by MacStinson
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-25-2014 03:35:56 | More by craft_shannie
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-23-2014 22:55:49 | More by JVoyager
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03-23-2014 01:02:24 | More by FinchSCF
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CTJman

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

03-22-2014 23:19:25 | More by CTJman
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Stevedore

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3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, bottled 2/14/2014, poured into a Bell's snifter today, 3/18/2014. Extra courtesy of Kevin. Thanks man.

App- Clear light copper body, minimal <1 finger white head with minimal retention, no lacing. Looks carbonated with a fair amount of small bubbles rising to the surface.

Smell- Smells like watered-down coffee. Faint bitter black coffee with a bit of 2% milk, not much else. A bit different, smells OK.

Flavour- Stale chocolate milk is all I can get out of this beer. Not getting any Belgian blonde characteristics whatsoever. My guess is that it's muddled in a lot with the coffee to produce that stale chocolate milk flavour.

Mouthfeel- A bit creamy though thin bodied and watery. The carbonation helps to make up for the wateriness. Aftertaste is a faint milk chocolate sweetness.

Overall- Weird beer. As per the brewery, this is certainly odd and different than anything else I've ever had. I don't think I've even had a blonde with coffee added before, period. Otherwise forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 02:08:50 | More by Stevedore
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thinkinflicka

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sounded kinda weird, didnt really know what to expect.
Looks like a stanterd blonde with verry light head
light coffee on the nose not alot else
coffe beers that are nt stouts or porters normally dont go verry well, i have had a few coffee brown ales that i hated so to be honest i thought id hate this too but i fucking loved it perfect body and just enought coffee so not to be over bearing.
i would drink this often if i could for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 06:46:05 | More by thinkinflicka
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lochef81

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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was perplexed when I saw a coffee infused blonde ale but at the same time exhilarated to try it...damn glad I did. This ale pours a golden hue with little white head and virtually no lacing. The nose reminds me of hot chocolate. Not a lot of coffee notes just a subtle sweet chocolaty smell. There's a lot of malt here as well and a bit of hops to round it out. This offering sips very light and smooth. The flavor is much more complex than I had ever expected. It is sweet and reminiscent of iced mocha at first but followed by a nice hoppy bitterness all to resolve with a sweet malty chocolate finish. This is a delicious and surprisingly complex beer. Nothing like what I expected but very refreshing and enjoyable. Would gladly buy this one again.

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03-05-2014 05:16:01 | More by lochef81
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Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
85 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.