Bean Flicker | Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
453 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by TheBrewo on 08-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,271
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
453
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
96
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 453 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of andrewbuttlick
1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of ferndave
1.61/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Sounded intriguing. Tasted disgusting. Could not even finish the bottle. I'd drink a warm Bud Light Lime out of a dirty work boot before I have this again.

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Photo of maximum12
1.91/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

It’s questionable beer night! Where we pull beers outta the fridge that just…don’t sound right. Maybe we’re wrong. Here’s our first entry, wearing a 12 oz. can.

The pour is a disconcerting pale blonde with plenty of micro-floaties. Smells like coffee with a ton of faux-milk additive & touch of chocolate.

Bean Flicker, unfortunately, is a weird as it sounds. The coffee comes out as twisted up in the malt & hops. A graininess, like eating a breakfast bar, brings a jarring mouthfeel, continuing creating an odd mishmash of texture & tastes. The aftertaste is what does it for me – I want to scrub my tongue with a Brillo pad. EEeeck. Four sips & done.

What starts out as interesting morphs into licking the fur of a rapid skunk in the aftertaste. Bad beer.

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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.02/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TurboBrew
2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of Coho11
2.3/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LakersGotRings
2.4/5  rDev -37%

Photo of jbierling
2.48/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Odd side coffee taste. Ok but not a repeat.

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Photo of thewimperoo
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of EMV
2.59/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz pint glass into a tulip

L: Clear light golden pour... Thin white head with spotty lacing.

S: Not much to the nose.. mild coffee and grain.

T/F: Somewhat odd flavor.. some light malts up front mixed with vanilla and banana?... coffee is very faint, and pretty mild hop bitterness towards the finish. Light and well carbonated. Finish is... odd and not pleasant. Almost soapy.

O: Not a big fan of this one... odd and offputting flavor. Light and relatively drinkable but I wouldn't want to have it again.

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Photo of CammyCam
2.63/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Coffee flavor was very mild, was hoping for a little more intensity.

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Photo of jsisko01
2.66/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I am not a fan of coffee flavor. It tastes like a mocha drink. Most who are into that style of flavor would probably love it though. It's just not my thing.

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Photo of beertasterb
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of mrebeka
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Kevinpitts
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just an odd flavor combination for me. Blonde ale and coffee...blah!

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Photo of brother_kenneth
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of khargro2
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to JAS45678 for the bottle.

Appearance: Absolutely clear dark straw/light gold. Head is clumpy and white, dropping to a small collar in short order. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Boom, coffee beans. Sweet milk chocolate and roast. Vaguely nutty, almost like hazelnut coffee with too much cream and sugar. Malts are incredibly light, offering up a touch of clean roasted sweetness. No hop profile to speak of. Milky sweet.

Taste: A bit biscuit under everything. Light snappy malts with a slight roasted element. Fresh coffee bean with a light cocoa bean finish. Milky sweetness with an otherwise light flavor. A slightly sharp bite on the back, something like a coffee with high acidity. Clean crisp roasted bean. Vague fruitiness.Warming produces a slightly oxidized and harsh coffee bean.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a high, but not bubbly, carbonation. Clean and crisp.

Overall: I won't be lighting any candles and getting to know myself.

An interesting use of coffee with a nice light body. Could be a highly quaffable beer, but it falls apart as it warms and it feels a bit mismatched. Carbonation doesn't help either.

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Photo of Vogie
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Artificially flavored coffee and caramel added to water. Nice attempt but lets be real, there is no complexity to this beer.

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Photo of Clockwork420
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very straw like color with white head. No coffee smell at all. Wet grassy and grain. Typical plain ale smell. Taste coffee and vanilla for about 2 seconds. Otherwise plain ale notes. Mouthfeel is clean and refeshing. Very light. Medium carbonation. Good for refreshing factor. Not what I expected. Was hoping for much more flavor wise and was disappointed. Name suggests there should be more.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bung
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 453 ratings