Bean Flicker | Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
450 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:
#16,781
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
450
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
Gots:
96
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of ThickNStout
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks man!). Bottled 11/30/15. Served in a goblet.

Pours a dull gold with almost three fingers of rocky white froth. A consisitent veneer is left behind after the head fades with a foamy ring that deposits large, near-solid sheets of lace.

Smells of sugar, dry yeast, bread, faint coffee and something my senses interpret as vague fruit skins.

Tastes like watered down coffee, semi sweet caramel, bitter earthy bark and a vague almost rye-like spice. It's not quite a combination I look for in a brew.

Thin, dry body with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste has more of that watered down coffee and a vague earthy bitterness.

I'm not much of a blonde ale drinker and I can't say that Bean Flicker has done anything to sway me.

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Photo of bnes09
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mild roasted character. Light and crisp malt and hop flavor and mouth feel. Really different and intriguingly tasty.

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Photo of Beejay
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light bread notes, and some cream soda flavors. Vanilla notes and coffee pair well. Light floral hops. Moderate carbonation and easy drinking with a semi dry finish.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Danielr26
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of thewimperoo
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of juicebox
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
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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Photo of vande
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _morandi_
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of joe1510
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Kap N' Keg - Traverse City, MI

Bean Flicker: a "Satisfying stimulation of sessionable self exploration". This here is a blonde ale made with coffee. The pour is a little darker than blonde weighing in at a sturdy golden with soft orange highlights. A clean white head easily rises to a couple fingers before settling at a thick ring with puffy islands. Light lacing decorates the glass.

Looks can be deceiving The nose is nothing like you would expect from a beer that looks the way Bean Flicker looks. Sweetened coffee and cream lead the way and show enough chocolatey sweetness that it at times is reminiscent of tootsie rolls. Light graininess float around back there somewhere but unfortunately at times, mostly with warming, I get some burnt rubber in there. The rubber is unfortunate but it only pops up occasionally.

A sweet artificial chocolate presence kicks things off again with the tootsie roll presence while cold coffee and cream pops up here and there. A muddled graininess runs through mid palate and the finish is slightly coffee bitter. I liked the first few drinks of this beer but now that it's in my head that astringent burnt rubber is in play now that I've picked it up, again, it's very mild but there.

The body is all at once soft and light. A nice velvety feel as it enters and the finish is mildly bitter from the coffee notes. A touch of dryness cleans things up on the swallow making for an overall nice mouthfeel.

Bean Flicker is another interesting beer from Odd Sides. I can't say I'm a huge fan but the concept is fun and unique and certainly worth a try. The nose and flavor are both comforting until I get those strange notes of rubber. If the rubber wasn't present this would be a much better beer.

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Photo of scott2269
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 450 ratings