Bean Flicker | Odd Side Ales

Bean FlickerBean Flicker
BA SCORE
3.82/5
434 Ratings
Bean FlickerBean Flicker
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:
#13,002
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
434
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
95
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 434 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of payhota
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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 -2.1%
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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Photo of CaptainHate
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.02/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of schoolboy
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The brewery certainly lives up to its name on this brew, A strong coffee flavor in an otherwise sedate style. It yields a unique variant of the style.

It opens pale and finely frothy. Very nice. The coffee aroma is prevalent and lovely.

The taste is a light blonde ale bitterness with just hints of the hops. The coffee bitterness compliments this well while neither is overwhelming. This is a very easy drinking, well made and interesting ale.

Highly recommended. I will go back for more of these cans tomorrow!

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clean burnt gold with a large white foam head leaving fishnet lace all over.

Smell is a little metallic and vegetal--(what is it with light Odd Side ales and the cabbage patch? Seriously it almost smells like raw potato)--with coffee and vanilla.

Taste is coffee, vanilla, and shortcake with a tiny spritz of lemon and a hint of grassy or vegetal earthy bitterness.

Feel is full but light, frothy and semi-wet.

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Photo of Zaybertooh
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of coffee, strong chocolate, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, slight pale malt, mustiness, hint of hops, slight metallic wheat. Overall, weak appearance, aroma and body is strongly chocolate and coffee, but the blend is not balanced and the mustiness is a detractor.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy golden-straw color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- aroma is predominately vanilla, followed by banana pudding & vanilla wafers. Undertones of coffee, grainy malt and cake

T- taste opens with light vanilla and banana pudding notes that follow the nose. Sugar cookie sweetness, followed by just a hint of coffee. The finish gives more vanilla, otherwise a clean linger

M- medium body with medium biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish, high drinkability

O- a nice variation of a usually bland ale, goes down quickly

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
2.59/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz pint glass into a tulip

L: Clear light golden pour... Thin white head with spotty lacing.

S: Not much to the nose.. mild coffee and grain.

T/F: Somewhat odd flavor.. some light malts up front mixed with vanilla and banana?... coffee is very faint, and pretty mild hop bitterness towards the finish. Light and well carbonated. Finish is... odd and not pleasant. Almost soapy.

O: Not a big fan of this one... odd and offputting flavor. Light and relatively drinkable but I wouldn't want to have it again.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 434 ratings
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