Bean Flicker | Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
447 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:
#16,460
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
447
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
95
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of DanJ1979
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeLev
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 d5001986
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Solidous
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The Look of the beer was light. Never had a blonde ale with coffee and when I got it, I would've thought it was miller/bud light but besides the look was representative of a blonde.

The smell was good. It was very aromatic which was fine for me. I don't need to be able to smell the beer before I taste it. Taste matter much more to me.

The taste was awesome. It was smooth, the coffee flavor was definitely there and to fight off any coffee bitterness there was a sweetness at the end that still contained the coffee flavor.

The feel I saw was excellent. It was light and not heavy as I would expect to be with a lighter looking beer. I would've had several more if I didn't have so many different beers to try that night.

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Photo of Bstoeckel
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of christimm
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty decent coffee taste with it. Not my favorite but was left after a party so worth a try. Definitely an easy drinker. 'Aybe a good morning boating beer.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The golden yellow color and light tan head mask the coffee in this beer, but it’s not a heavy coffee - very subtle, more of an espresso aroma, with cocoa notes.

Taste has the vanilla of a blonde ale, which combine nicely with the cocoa flavors. Very nice beer.

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Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of payhota
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 VelvetExtract
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up there with one of the best names I have seen on a label. Coffee-forward blonde ale. Really pops with coffee. Almost like smelling used coffee grounds in a filter. I don't particularly love the light colored coffee beers, though.

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Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 447 ratings