Bean Flicker | Odd Side Ales

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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
Ratings:
428
Reviews:
70
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
94
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of jakea
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chiefy15
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint of this on tap. At first it tasted a little weird (the taste of coffee is usually found in stouts), but this was a lighter and even crisper beer. The more I drank the more it was refreshing and paired well with my bar food. I'm not sure how many of these I would order in one night, but I'd order another if given the chance.

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Photo of chefhatt
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnklotter
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crow
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldvines
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of abeerview
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L: Golden with a little haze, little head and tiny bubbles.
S: There is a sweetness, but also a bit of stale beer to it.
T: I get some bready/biscuity flavor followed by a sweetened coffee taste at the end. The coffee flavor in a blonde ale is obviously an unusual setup, but it actually works.
F: Very light body with a dry finish. I know it wasn't going be as if I were drinking a cup of coffee, but I could have used more body.
O: If you isolate each part of the beer (look, smell, taste, feel) it comes across as underwhelming. But, if you take it as a whole it works. A classic example of the sum being greater than the parts. This is a very drinkable beer with some unusual (in a good way) character.

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Photo of colinuthe
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nurt20
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden body, fizzy white head that leaves just a ring, plenty of fine carbonation, and sediment on the bottom. Nose is overly sweet, with floral vanilla bean making up most of it and roasted coffee in the background. Flavor is also heavy on the vanilla and sweetness, reminiscent of white chocolate, but gives more attention to the coffee. The light malt is detectable only here and there, but is mostly blanketed by the namesakes. Body is light and, while fizzy, highly drinkable.
Barely recognizable as a beer, this still was respectful to not go completely overboard with additive flavors. The vanilla did need to be toned down, but overall this was a decently restrained sugary guilty pleasure.

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Photo of Chris-1911
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mild roasted character. Light and crisp malt and hop flavor and mouth feel. Really different and intriguingly tasty.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hendryxdp
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darktronica
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy, light orange with modest head that dissipates quickly. The vanilla and malts dominate, somehow giving me a strong suggestion of papaya and macadamia nut on the nose. The coffee was a bit out to lunch, possibly contributing to the nuttiness but otherwise not making much noise until the finish. Interesting, but not really to my liking.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, packaged date 02/11/16 printed on the six pack carrier. My first beer from Odd Side Ales; excited to finally see this brewery distributed to my area! 'Blonde ale with coffee' per the can.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A pale golden beer body with lots of haze. One finger of thing wispy white head that falls to a fluffy ring. Doesn't leave much in the way of lacing

S - A subtle but pleasant and intriguing aroma: notes of crisp golden malts, cold brewed coffee beans, lactose, and vanilla. Perhaps a slight fruit / apple aroma hidden in the background.

T - Smooth, crisp, grainy, creamy. Notes of cold-brewed coffee, vanilla, lactose. Pretty delicious and easy-drinking stuff.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & creamy. Light-bodied with good carb. Very easy-drinking.

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Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
3.73 out of 5 based on 428 ratings.
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