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:
423
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
95
For Trade:
2
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Photo of JeltMaaj
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a can in an Ohio State Shaker pint glass.

Nice to see a bit of equal opportunity for masturbation references in the beer world... Anyhoo, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of relatively short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises rich coffee, complete with that chocolate sort of smell that tends to tag along with it in those coffee stores in the mall (they still have those stores, right? I don't get out much...). It's pretty simple and straightforward. The taste brings in more of the same, but the richness is decidedly toned down here, forcefully waned by milquetoast grains (I meant that as the pure adjective, not as the specific grains that go into the creation of said bready treat). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a nice coffee blonde, but one I wish had a bit more of that coffee character on the tongue. I'm not saying I want as much as my 'strils get, as that would likely be a bit much, but some real coffee oomph would have worked far better than this blend of mild coffee and vague breadiness.

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Photo of NateMac13
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbwimer
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
2.84/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beerdsley419
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gulli
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlborch
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden and forms a 1-inch creamy, white, head. Wet straw nose? Strong coffee and vanilla notes on the palate. Medium body and modest carbonation. Sweet, creamy lingering with coffee, vanilla, and malt on the palate. The wet-straw notes persist on the nose, but are joined by vanilla and caramel. Very nice on the palate. Modest malt notes, but sweet cream and coffee shows up.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up while back in the Midwest for my 10 year reunion. Poured a solid vibrant yellow color, 1/3" white head on the top.

Aroma was gorgeous, dropping coffee all over me like that old Live song from the 90s. Taste was coffee too, mild toasted grains. Mouthfeel was great, more waves of coffee. Had a lot of caramel creamer flavor going for it, was pretty neat. Similar to Stone's golden stout that had lots of caramel in coffee, made you think you were drinking the lightest body stout with those adjuncts that are usually in stouts. The hopping here was enough that it warrants a mention too.

Odd Side makes some odd beers, but this is one of their best, thoroughly enjoyed. Great summertime coffee beer.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was very lovely. It had a foamy white head with good retention, the aroma was predominantly vanilla and fresh baked bread. It had a nice light taste, more vanilla from the coffee beans, and just a slight tinge of actual coffee. I liked that it did not have any bitterness from too much coffee. It's easy to add too much coffee to a light bodied beer and this ended up nicely balanced.

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Photo of lewdwig
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I don't particularly like blond ales. This one was slightly hazy, some sediments in the bottle. The smell was carmel with a slight mustiness in the background. The taste was of slight carmel and malts, better than most blond ales, but it won't be a regular for me.

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Photo of spencermacko
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scmtim
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Freeldrcw
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djfrenchy
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmcarter23
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JGlitz87
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bean Flicker from Odd Side Ales
3.74 out of 5 based on 423 ratings.
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