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Bean Flicker - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

amalburg, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

CTJman, Mar 22, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Stevedore, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mikejonze, Mar 13, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

thinkinflicka, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

lochef81, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mkel0365, Feb 25, 2014
Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.