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Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

475 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 41
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-24-2001

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Ratings: 475 | Reviews: 170
Reviews by Knuckles_Nuclear:
Photo of Knuckles_Nuclear
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I took a chance and had a bottle of Easy Street with dinner tonight at Circle 7 in Ballwin, Missouri. Poured a pale golden with standard head and lacing. A very drinkable beer; however I was struck by the complete lack of body. The start and finish is clean and light, but nothing in between. I can see this as a session beer in hot weather, easy drinking and refreshing, but I don't think I'll seek it out.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Breen
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour/Appearance:
Golden in color with tiny chunks of unfiltered yeast floating about. Thin head that dissipates at a moderate pace; lacing quickly disappears.

Smell: Banana, with a strong wheat smell.

Mouthfeel: Notable carbonation, a light beer.

Taste: Slight citrus with a nearly overwhelming earthy wheat flavor. The unfiltered nature is very evident.

Though I am a fan of suspended chunks of yeast, and wheat beers in general, the taste was a slightly too heavy towards the wheat. I think the brewer hit what they were aiming for, though, and I can respect that.

Photo of Beaver13
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a glowing hazy dirty yellow with a fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lemoney wheat.

The flavor is a little citrus with a grainy earthy wheat flavor. It has a lightly bitter citric finish. The mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation and is a little watery.

Overall, I don't really care for American wheat beers, but this is a well done version. I'm happy to grab it at places where more adventurous micros aren't available.

Photo of Jason
4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a bottling date in the bottom left hand corner of the label. Label shows to pour most of the beer out then swirl the rest to agitate the yeast and then pour the yeast in the glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy light orange with a well formed rocky white head.

Smell: Earthy yeasty nose with hints of citrus (some lime more lemon) and malt sweetness, clean aroma.

Taste: Medium body with a mildly creamy complex malt palate, sweet malt stays throughout with some doughy bread flavours. Hops are a touch spicy with a light yet balancing bitterness, flowery and herbal flavour fades quick. Nutty and powdery yeast character with an earthy undertone. A relatively sweet brew and all around pleasant to the tongue.

Notes: Clean cut American wheat brew, well focused on the malts with a well balancing hops and yeast. Optimum lunch time beer material here! Right up there with Widmer’s and Harpoon’s UFO.

Photo of merlin48
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy golden body with a tall vanilla head. Excellent retention and ample clingy lacing. Aroma is mostly clove, with notes of wheat, yeast, and banana. Mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated with a light medium body. Taste is spicy clove and coriander with citrusy lemon and green banana mingling with light notes of yeast and wheat. Good example of one of my least favorite styles.

Photo of Mora2000
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a large white head. The predominant aroma is wheat, which is to be expected. The flavor is wheat with some citrus, a damn good beer. This is very easy drinking and would be very quenching if it was drank on a hot day. The beer has a thinner mouthfeel.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little darker look, copper and gold, more clarity than expected, aroma of wheat crackers.

Taste, surprisingly abundant. Big wheat flavor, more of the grassy and crackery vibe. Odell really has been coming on strong lately, ten years ago, wasn't all that impresssed with these guys(gals?). Just like this style more than hefe's, you get some of the citrus feel and just the slightest hop smack.

Photo of MOShepp
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cloudy medium yellow after adding the yummy yeast. Small stiff head that lasted a while.

Aromas of bread dough, lemons and a raw floral smell, and you can smell the yeast.

The bread dough comes through right away and then the hops blend in nicely adding an interesting herbal/floral taste along with lemon. Very balanced.

Refreshing and intriguing, very easy to drink. A lot going on for a beer on the lighter side.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange tint fluffy white head leaves even specks of lacing. Aroma: Wheat sharpness no esters here, we have an American Wheat, with biscuit yeast character to it and light herbal hop dose with citrus zest tones. Taste: Mix of sharp wheat sweetness touch of the citrus tartness herbal hop character very well balanced and tasty at the same time. Mouthfeel: Light bodied evenly carbonated smooth on the palate. Drinkability: No lemon needed refreshing great tasting unfiltered wheat ale beats the pants off of Widmer and many other similar productions of the style.

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

As a fan of wheat beers, this one doesn't disappoint.

Photo of GilGarp
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before 12/20/10.

12oz. bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Easy Street is an unfiltered wheat beer and, even before opening it, I can see an appreciable amount of yeast/sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

That said, it should come as no surprise that it is a hazy cloudy pale yellow color. I poured it as instructed by the label by swirling in the sediment. The head is creamy smooth but settles with a couple of minutes.

The aroma is sweet and wheaty (I just made a new word) and has a great light lemon citrus that brings a nice freshness.

Flavor is very good as well. I've probably had more German than American wheat beers over the past year so this comes a little as a surprise: no cloves, no bananas, and no German yeast esters, obviously. What it does have is a very clean, fresh, smooth what base with just a hint of citrus. Not as complex as the Germans but just as tasty in its own right.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied with a creamy smooth texture that likely comes from the unfiltered sediment and lower carbonation.

Overall a fantastic, easy-drinking, lighter summer ale. Certainly worth a try if you're into this style. I can't imagine why it doesn't score higher here. Maybe because it isn't 10%+ ABV and it doesn't have over 80 IBU.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy orange with a big white head that shows decent retention and leaves some nice lace on the pint glass.

S - Orange meringue and apricot baby food. A little underassertive.

T - Fruity, fresh, and yeasty. This is tasty enough, but I cracked this thinking it was a hefe, but it has none of those characteristics and my initial thought was "American Pale Wheat Ale."

M - Light bodied but firm, this is foamy in the carbonation department and it finishes fruity and clean with a hint of sugar.

D - Not bad. Forgettable maybe, but not bad.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell's Easy Street Wheat pours the typical cloudy orange-gold body of a classic Bavarian hefe-weizen beneath a short but creamy head of bright white. The carbonation is at a standard level, however, and the head retention isn't quite as good as might be expected.

The aroma is wheaty, and perhaps a touch fruity from the yeast (apricot), but there are no real phenolics to speak of and it's clear that this is an American, and not Bavarian, wheat ale.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a delicately effervescent, median carbonation that leaves it creamy once warmed.

The flavor is as the nose suggests. It's sweetish upfront, and full of wheat flavor, backed by some soft yeasty fruitiness and a suggestion of yeasty peppery spice. Some herbal hops appear across the middle, and then it finishes dry and a slight touch mineralish with a hint of swirling pepper in the background and a short lingering note of wheaty malt.

Full of flavor, and fairly lively, Easy Street is a refreshing and enjoyable American take on a classic style. It's perfectly balanced, and it offers more than enough character to keep it interesting beyond one serving. Kudos!

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fine example of a clean American wheat beer and not a bad session ale. The aroma is not quite citrusy, but there's a floral note behind the sweet-smelling wheat and barley malt. The flavor has a slight sugar cookie taste to it upfront with more nuanced bread dough and clove notes in the finish. I'm not usually a big fan of the style, but this is very well done, right down the light (but not too light) body and smooth mouthfeel. I'd take another.

Photo of russpowell
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I liked this better than the bottled version, not by a whole lot, but it was an upgrade.

Poured hazy straw with 1" white head & effervesence. Okay head retention & a bit of lacing

S: Tart malt & a hint of lemon

Taste: Tart & fruitty. Tangy wheat malt holds the middle up & finishes quenching & semi-grassy/tangy

MF: Medium bodied for the style with some spritzyness. Okay balance

Hot day & this went down too quick. An okay take on the style, nothing to get fired up about

Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazed and unfiltered looking gold, topped with a couple fingers of foamy bright-white head. This retains with a smooth and thin frothiness, leaving back a smattering of rich spotty lacing. The aroma is crisp, tangy, and fruity, all rolled up into one. This in turn is wrapped up in a fresh and floral feel that is showing a touch of spice as well. This just has a bright and full flavored feel to it in the nose.

The taste has a crisp twang of wheat and ripe fruitiness to it, with a tingle of citric bitterness giving the profile a bit of assertiveness. The finish on this is dry and bitter, with a touch of lingering fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp and lively feel throughout, yet the overall effect is quite smooth and quenching on the palate. Maybe just a smidge of warmth shows itself at times.

I think that I was a bit shocked by how much I liked this one. It’s a full flavored Wheat Ale with a decidedly hoppy American edge to it and just overall packs a tasty crisp tanginess to it that is quite refreshing and drinkable. I’d go for a glass of this, not just on a hot summer day, but any day period!

Photo of lawlerj
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass.

A - pours a hazy goldenrod. Smallish head, dissipates quickly - leaves a little collar with a bit of foam bubling at the top. Appears to be well carbonated.

S - wheat and yeast dominate, with citrus and possibly some banana notes underlying. Some malt in the mix as well. Very nice.

T - bready and biscuity wheat flavors up front with a burst of citrus at the end. Spice? Maybe.

M - smooth, silky body paired w/ nice carbonation. Very pleasing and quite enjoyable.

O - overall, a very nice beer. I had some time ago but have forgotten how solid it is. The aroma in particular was very nice.

Photo of bditty187
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, soft yellow hue, small white head, soapy retention, specks of lace. Light nose, yeasty, soft maltiness, distant lemon, grain. The bouquet is fair, nothing noteworthy but it is not offensive either. The wheat taste on the palate is similar to bread, jabs of lemon zest, fairly yeasty, hints of sweet maltiness… the finish is tart and bready. Hints of toasted grain. This is a solid American Wheat. Medium-light body, firm carbonation… satisfactory mouthfeel. It is very drinkable, a thirst quenching beverage. Complex enough. I will quaff this in the summer heat like a mother…

This was re-reviewed in October 2003… and I like in much better than before. So much so I think I need to drink it again. Was I actually impressed with an American Wheat ale? Yeah, I was.

Photo of ShabbyX
1.68/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Six pack acquired at a Denver liquor store.

Pours thin, similar to an American lager, vaguely cloudy. Not much head.

Nose - not much.

Palate - an American wheat, strangely hopped?

Mouthfeel is negligible, aftertaste is nasty- grassy, vaguely sour.

Photo of bbkd3b
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, golden body sits in the glass with a pretty little head. Wafts of yeast and wheat scents are immediately carried up to the nose on the advised 2/3's pour... Certainly an attractive start. Further aroma has a hint of citrus and a sweet, smooth maltiness to round it off. Very potent smell, and a very good one at that.

This brew's chock full of delicious! Heavy citrus and wheat balance each other out. Tart, but not quite full-blown sour flavor doesn't overwhelm the tastebuds. Light, easy body carries the beer to the back of the tongue, slowly letting the wheat do the talking along the way. Clean finish rounds things off nicely as the lacing let's me know it's almost time to call this one finished. That'll be a sad moment, but so it goes...

Overall/notes - This is the American Wheat I've been waiting for! Finally, a clean, easy beer with massive amount of flavor. Definitely a summer beer in my book, and hell, I could drink this anytime regardless. Fantastic first go-around with Odell... I look forward to the rest of the brews that await me in the fridge.

Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Easy Street Wheat pours a murky off-yellow color, traces of gold-like sediments that will be quickly absorbed by the bubbling carbonation. Wheats, fresh lemon juice and on-off notes of grainy hops. Toasty wheat malts with a fair amount of carbonation. Sweet citrus tones, orange and lemon zest. Medium in body, powdery light yeast tones and as it warms, some yeast, bread and floral hops. The finish is dry and sweety-sour; great flavorings and a pretty decent wheat ale.

Photo of alleykatking
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with ArcTeryx aka Devin. Thanks again for everything! Poured from 12oz bottle. Review from notes.

A- Pours semi-hazy golden straw color. One finger bone white head that comes up fast and dies fast. Light soapy lacing left on sides of glass.

S- Nothing really pops out and is kind of a muted beer in the aroma. Grainy smell...grass and wheat notes. Light biscuity/crackery aroma. Light herbal hops as well.

T- Nice grainy/wheaty upfront to this. Light earthy feel toward middle with biscuity malts coming and going. Wheaty taste brings up the back end. Very enjoyable taste.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Wheaty taste left on palate and in aftertaste. Clean tasting all the way around.

D- Very enjoyable beer. Would love to get more of this. Nice sessionable wheat beer that would be a nice step for a macro drinker to have.

Photo of Brentkruger1989
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smell is wonderful but otherwise average. Take my review with a grain of salt due to my inexperience. Please excuse my brevity.

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but not the best wheat beer I have ever had. Has an odd off putting flavor I do not care for. Not really sure what it is, but it's not pleasant. Kind of a funky staleness.

Would not purchase again, there are better options out there.

Photo of theghost3
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden with a thin white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is strong of sweet breads, very wheaty with lemon & yeast. The taste is sweet--wheat, lemon, light fruits. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean.

Very drinkable pale wheat. This is highly sessionable & goes great with pizza.

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Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.