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Bean Flicker - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 15
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheBrewo on 08-02-2013

A light coffee note with gentle grains.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Hazy dark pine wood colored with micro particles suspended in the liquid. A one finger head rapidly dissipates into a thin ring and leaves some spotty lacing.

S - Aromas of cheap chocolate Christmas candy, bread and some grain. It doesn't smell like the coffee I am used to drinking,

T - The taste is of...hmmm...Some type of coffee like flavor and cheap chocolate. The bolnde ale gives it a bready and grainy quality. It just doesn't come together for me. It's not that it is bad, but odd.

M - It is somewhat watery and thin with astringency and leaves an odd aftertaste.

O - It was worth trying and an interesting attempt at a unique beer. Somehow the flavors do not mesh right and leaves the beer without any great qualities. Perhaps the recipe can be tweaked to make it blend better.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Crisp white medium head. Crystal pumpkin colored appearance.

S- Coffee, tobacco, perfume-like? Reminds me of a small book store. Getting really weird perceptions on this.

T- Coffee bean char without tannins or astringency. What I assume cold brew or kopi luwak would taste. Major flavor over central and rear palate. Great round sweetness rolls with the coffee flavor. I can taste some green coffee bean also. Something minorly off putting, cannot pick it out.

M- Taste begins after carbonation subsides.

O- Great beer. Unique aroma i'm getting, very difficult to describe. No astringency, amazing coffee. Weird vegetal flavor, green coffee beans? Definitely a must try, even if you don't like coffee and the usual espresso stouts.

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3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An interesting take on a typical blonde ale, with an unmistakable coffee. Other than that, this is your typical unproposessing blonde, with guzzle-down drinkabilty traded off for any sort of body. This is photoshopped supermodel-thin. Still, I enjoyed it. An above average and unique blonde ale. That may not be saying a ton, but one of the better blondes out there.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden with some darker tones, slightly hazy and cloudy. Really nice stick and lace.

S - Yeast, bread, coffee, roasted malts, lemon grass.

T - Heavy on the coffee beans, chocolate - this all over powers the blonde ale that takes the back seat to the more dominant flavors. Medium bodied - slightly dry / bitter aftertaste.

O - Is it a lager, is it a stout? What is this concoction? I applaud the brewer for creativity, but the lack of identity makes this more of a novelty. I'd try it again, but I will not seek it out.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Another6Pack. Thanks, Trent!

This pours a medium gold with a +2 finger head of foam.

The nose is interesting...notes of chocolate and light coffee. Maybe? some bready malt aromas. Yes, I think so. Weird smell to this brew but I have to say, it's inviting. The more I thought about it, the more I think it has kind of a brownie smell to it.

It has a very nice coffee flavour up front with more or less hints of chocolate. Not much hop bitterness that I can detect; all of the bitterness seems to be coming from the coffee. I'm digging it now that half the glass is gone.

Good mouthfeel and easy drinking, this would make for an excellent breakfast beer for those folks in Odd Sides' distro area. 4.5% abv..you got the right idea!

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Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.