1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bean Flicker - Odd Side Ales

Not Rated.
Bean FlickerBean Flicker

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 201
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 201 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rostie
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Rostie, May 17, 2014
Photo of Will-I-Am
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Will-I-Am, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Gnaz
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Gnaz, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of KRH9
4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

KRH9, May 23, 2014
Photo of king75
4.81/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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!

king75, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Diggy
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Diggy, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of mzeld
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

mzeld, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Fargrow
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Fargrow, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Braden
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Braden, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of gmfessen
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

gmfessen, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Brian_Evans
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Brian_Evans, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of EzekielSilverstein
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%

EzekielSilverstein, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of blatantlocalism
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

blatantlocalism, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jeffrey2310, May 17, 2014
Photo of trginter
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

trginter, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Thereformedtheo
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Thereformedtheo, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of EtOHMD
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

EtOHMD, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Dolfan907
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Dolfan907, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of LiberateTeExInferis
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

LiberateTeExInferis, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Jyoungquist
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jyoungquist, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Arsenal0328
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Arsenal0328, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Joshua-C-Doe
4.4/5  rDev +14%

Joshua-C-Doe, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

SportsandJorts, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

superspak, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of jbck109
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

jbck109, Aug 11, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.