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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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Emily2388
4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FreshZ
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandongoblue24
4.45/5  rDev +19%
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 Rwagner
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Joshua-C-Doe
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Lynn
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crash8per
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 SportsandJorts
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a light copper color. good clarity but a slight haze. three fingers of a off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing behind

smell: nice combination of light coffee notes, pale malts, and some vanilla

taste: opens up with nice and easy pale malts. quickly taken over by a very light vanilla/coffee taste. ends with just a bit of sweetness

Mouthfeel: nice and light. drinkable, but a bit of stickiness left behind

Overall: i was hesitant to buy this one and only bought a single rather that a sixer. i was very pleasantly surprised. nice light coffee taste. easy the most memorable and best blonde that i can think of.

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger foamy and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big nutty coffee, vanilla, cream, light bread, floral, and light grass. Awesome aromas with big presence of coffee and malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big nutty coffee, cream, vanilla, bread, floral, and light grass. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of nutty coffee, vanilla, cream, light bread, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Awesome robustness of coffee/cream flavor with a fair amount of malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Hardly any alcohol presence after the finish as expected for 4.5%. Overall this is an outstanding coffee blonde ale. Great robustness of authentic coffee/cream flavor; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jbck109
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: I love the bottle design, very creative and beautiful artwork, there is also a bit of mild sexual innuendo that made me laugh, a nice touch. Pours a slightly copper- golden color with a solid two- finger head that sticks around for a while, with moderate lacing.

Smell: Strong smell of medium roast coffee and some vanilla, a bit sweet, but not cloying, along with a very slight bit of bready malt. Aroma is nice and can be smelled from a distance.

Taste: I get a strong vanilla and coffee taste, like a vanilla latte up front, then a bit of grassy hops and light malt. This beer is very smooth and easy to drink, my wife also loves this one, and she is not a beer drinker.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but with a slight slickness. This beer goes down easily.

Overall: I really like this beer, and will drink many with my wife. It is nice to have something we both enjoy! It is an interesting take on a blonde ale, different from anything I have had. I love coffee stouts, but this is the first light style I have had. I recommend this for every one looking for something session able, flavorful and different!

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Photo of johnklotter
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric1Mess
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Mtooman
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acostuhhh
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was made to try this with my eyes closed and guess the color. Yep got it wrong. Love the light coffee flavor and crispness of the blonde. My palate isnt so sophisticated, but this tastes deliciously.... delicate? Im not sure but I enjoy this beer.

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Photo of docoman
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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