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Bean Flicker - Odd Side Ales

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87
very good

199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jduprey007, May 18, 2014
Photo of JVoyager
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JVoyager, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of kyle86
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kyle86, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of mzeld
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

mzeld, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of lochef81
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
Photo of JamesShoemaker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JamesShoemaker, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of a_beckman25
4/5  rDev +3.6%

a_beckman25, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

RyanTheLion13, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of strohme2
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

strohme2, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of AaronBurr
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

AaronBurr, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of core42
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

core42, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TreyIsWilson, Sep 27, 2013
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 marcb105
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

marcb105, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

SpongeRuiner, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

zacky_U, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Braden
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Braden, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Buck_Jones
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Gus_13
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Gus_13, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Pat316
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pat316, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mcrawford, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of lurpy1
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An interesting take on a typical blonde ale, with an unmistakable coffee. Other than that, this is your typical unproposessing blonde, with guzzle-down drinkabilty traded off for any sort of body. This is photoshopped supermodel-thin. Still, I enjoyed it. An above average and unique blonde ale. That may not be saying a ton, but one of the better blondes out there.

lurpy1, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

GRFounder, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

guytyping, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BHansen214, Jun 28, 2014
Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
87 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.