Bean Flicker | Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
67%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 433 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:
#12,699
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
433
Liked:
290
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
95
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 433 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of scmtim
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Freeldrcw
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djfrenchy
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tmcarter23
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JGlitz87
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive with a decent head and some, but not a ton of lacing. Strong yeast aroma with just a hint of coffee. Taste is light but enjoyable with a mild but pleasant coffee flavor on top of a relatively low flavor blonde ale. I feel Odd Side is hit or miss but this might actually sit in the middle of their usual extremes.

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Photo of simplejj81
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandongoblue24
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12. oz bottle poured into pint glass

L: Pale yellow color. It was very hazy, but I also poured the yeast out. Strong 1" stark white head, with good retention.

S: Mild hops and bready grains are quickly enveloped by warm coffee and vanilla. When lightly swirled, coffee flavors are especially apparent.

T: A light, creamy ale, with a surprising amount of crispness. In the initial flavor, there are enough bready malts to balance the hops, but the palate is soon overwhelmed by rich coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Absolutely delicious.

F: The carbonation was slightly prickly for my tastes, but it's a minor complaint. There's a medium body, although the boldness of the coffee is more reminiscent of a stout. It's also creamy and crisp at the same time, a nice combination.

O: I absolutely loved this - it combined my two favorite things, coffee and beer. It's a pretty original, bold idea (putting coffee in something light), and it was very well executed. Props to OddSide Ales - I will definitely be buying this again!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, crystal clear, golden coloring with a thin halo of white head. Nose of creamy sweet, bitter roasted coffee, and vanilla. Flavors are rich vanilla sweet forward, with a roasted coffee rich backbone. Smooth and light bodied with an effervesced end-feel. Smooth, dry finish, with a lingering aftertaste of vanilla richness and roasted coffee.

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Photo of jiggidy
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uccle81
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ethanmc12
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brad_Ford
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle om 09/06/2015

Look: Gold, pours with a think white head that dissipates quickly without a trace. Strong carbonation throughout, though.

Smell: Smells strongly of coffee with hints of hops and grain

Taste: Starts off a bit like a standard lager with just some mild hops but then punched in the face by coffee on the finish. Can't detect much else

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light and refreshing. A little creamier mouthfeel than the standard ale

Overall: Great option for fans of coffee porters during the hot summer months. The coffee punch is surprising from this golden ale.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the best light body beers I've ever had. So aromatic, coffee forward and crisp

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Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hawkster316
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 67% out of 100 with 433 ratings
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