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Bean Flicker - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | 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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Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.5%

05-17-2014 21:43:16 | More by Rostie
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-02-2014 20:59:31 | More by Gnaz
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KRH9

Michigan

4.84/5  rDev +25.4%

Very interesting and a delightful surprisingly good beer! I wasn't sure what to expect, but decided to try it because it wasn't like anything I had tried before. I could taste some vanilla, and the coffee flavor is detectable, but not at all overpowering.

05-23-2014 15:53:41 | More by KRH9
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king75

Michigan

4.81/5  rDev +24.6%

Appearance- clear effervescent gold, with a soapy looking head that quickly dissipates with little to no lacing. It honestly has the look of an adjunct lager nothing remotely impressive in the appearance.

Smell- I am picking up the fragrance if a fresh brewed hazelnut coffee, nodes of vanilla, cream and sugary bready sweetness, and a light grassiness of morning dew.

Taste/mouthfeel- WOW! Just Wow! This is the most flavorful light beer that I have ever had. Starts out with a creamy hazelnut and vanilla flavor that then shifts to a flavor of fresh brewed coffee. Has a light bready malt quality in the finish. The body of this one is light without ever becoming watery. The mouthfeel and after taste are phenomenal leaving a flavor of having just finished a fresh cup of hazlenut or french press coffee.

Overall- I have had this beer several times now. Twice on tap and have purchase three six packs of it. This is my favorite sessionable beer at only 4.5% ABV I could drink this beer all day. If it proves to be available year round I have a new go to beer. I hate blonde ales because they usually lack flavor and complexity but this one has me wanting to revisit the style. Love Odd Side's brews highly recommend this beer!

08-20-2013 13:36:19 | More by king75
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mzeld

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-05-2013 02:25:12 | More by mzeld
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

12-14-2013 17:56:42 | More by Fargrow
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Braden

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

10-11-2013 20:18:27 | More by Braden
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gmfessen

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-24-2014 01:03:48 | More by gmfessen
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Brian_Evans

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-23-2014 16:36:18 | More by Brian_Evans
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EzekielSilverstein

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +21.2%

08-17-2014 03:55:56 | More by EzekielSilverstein
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blatantlocalism

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-11-2014 19:38:01 | More by blatantlocalism
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-17-2014 00:53:10 | More by Jeffrey2310
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trginter

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-21-2013 17:32:38 | More by trginter
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Thereformedtheo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-25-2014 18:49:30 | More by Thereformedtheo
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EtOHMD

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-23-2014 00:36:42 | More by EtOHMD
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-17-2014 16:46:46 | More by Dolfan907
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LiberateTeExInferis

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-16-2014 08:41:00 | More by LiberateTeExInferis
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Jyoungquist

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-29-2014 00:12:18 | More by Jyoungquist
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +13%

Appearance: a light copper color. good clarity but a slight haze. three fingers of a off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing behind

smell: nice combination of light coffee notes, pale malts, and some vanilla

taste: opens up with nice and easy pale malts. quickly taken over by a very light vanilla/coffee taste. ends with just a bit of sweetness

Mouthfeel: nice and light. drinkable, but a bit of stickiness left behind

Overall: i was hesitant to buy this one and only bought a single rather that a sixer. i was very pleasantly surprised. nice light coffee taste. easy the most memorable and best blonde that i can think of.

08-07-2013 18:33:52 | More by SportsandJorts
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger foamy and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big nutty coffee, vanilla, cream, light bread, floral, and light grass. Awesome aromas with big presence of coffee and malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big nutty coffee, cream, vanilla, bread, floral, and light grass. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of nutty coffee, vanilla, cream, light bread, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Awesome robustness of coffee/cream flavor with a fair amount of malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Hardly any alcohol presence after the finish as expected for 4.5%. Overall this is an outstanding coffee blonde ale. Great robustness of authentic coffee/cream flavor; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

09-07-2013 05:07:57 | More by superspak
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jbck109

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

Appearance: I love the bottle design, very creative and beautiful artwork, there is also a bit of mild sexual innuendo that made me laugh, a nice touch. Pours a slightly copper- golden color with a solid two- finger head that sticks around for a while, with moderate lacing.

Smell: Strong smell of medium roast coffee and some vanilla, a bit sweet, but not cloying, along with a very slight bit of bready malt. Aroma is nice and can be smelled from a distance.

Taste: I get a strong vanilla and coffee taste, like a vanilla latte up front, then a bit of grassy hops and light malt. This beer is very smooth and easy to drink, my wife also loves this one, and she is not a beer drinker.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but with a slight slickness. This beer goes down easily.

Overall: I really like this beer, and will drink many with my wife. It is nice to have something we both enjoy! It is an interesting take on a blonde ale, different from anything I have had. I love coffee stouts, but this is the first light style I have had. I recommend this for every one looking for something session able, flavorful and different!

08-11-2013 01:17:47 | More by jbck109
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dmorley21

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-01-2014 20:56:38 | More by dmorley21
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ianpstephens

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-23-2013 02:33:37 | More by ianpstephens
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Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.