Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +30.5%
This replaced my years long favorite.
Serving Type: Bottle, but poured into a glass with the last little bit swirled around then poured in. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
Appearance: Lighter in color than most Wheat Beers, almost like Blue Moon but much cloudier.
Smell: Lots of banana tinged smells, very sweet smelling. You can smell the hops they used more so than say Boulevard Wheat.
Taste: here is where I wish they had a 6.0-Amazing rank. This beer is over-the-top good with taste. If you like wheat, white, or Belgian beers, this is for you. Congrats Odell Brewery, you have created a beer that is sweet, thick, has many flavors ( not a boring wheat beer) and is super drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Very thick throughout, very satisfying.
Drinkability: A must try.
02-15-2009 18:29:57 | More by acelin
4.88/5 rDev +27.4%
A - Pale, straw yellow, fairly clear, and quite bubbly topped with a thin white head with decent retention and fabulous lacing. <4.5>
S - Bananas and clove with a slight tart, citrus aroma. Overall very sweet. <4.5>
T - Playfully sweet and spicy at the front of the pallet that gives way to a hearty malt backbone with a slight alcohol flavor, but the spices remain constant. The hops make a brief and subltle appearance to clean out the finish. Sticky remnants of hop flavor linger in the aftertaste, giving way to the spices and a faint return of banana sweetness. <5>
M - Creamy, medium body, carbonation is very subtle. <5>
O - The clean finish and subtle sweetness makes this beer very drinkable and the complex, spicy flavor begs another sip. One of the better wheat beers out there. <5>
08-14-2012 03:21:41 | More by Ben4881
4.88/5 rDev +27.4%
2.5 finger hfoamy head with decent retention for a wheat, nice lacing on a golden with slight crimson hues murky body.
S: a very nice sweet lemon aroma on a wheat and biscuity background.
T: lemon zest and wheat with a mild spice/peppery note. One of the more complete and full tasting wheat, nothing watered down about this one.
M: fuller bodied than most wheats, medium body overall and moderate to high carbonation, crisp and semidry in the finish.
Overall: Wheat beers are not my favorite but this may be the most complete beer in this genre I have had. I am ranking this based on its comparison to others in its field.
01-20-2012 02:41:55 | More by kylehay2004
4.85/5 rDev +26.6%
Bottle to tall pilsner glass.
A - This unfiltered wheat presents with a distinct and attractive cloudiness, which is contrasted against an orange hue. There is something very pleasing about an unfiltered light-bodied beer which creates a very earthy sense.
S - You absolutely understand the description of a yeasty nose with Easy Street. Very earthy and yeasty, supporting the cloudy appearance.
T - Extremely drinkable and satisfying taste that is very well-balanced. As a result of the yeast a very carbonated beer, creating a lot of action on your tongue upon first impression. The combination of slight dryness with a fruity hint is very satisfying.
M - The high level of carbonation generates a lot of activity in the mouth.
D - Drinkabilty for Easy Street is off the charts. The balance of this beer is accomplished by slight hints of fruit, dryness, earthiness/yeastiness, and carbonation. Perfectly balanced wheat.
12-11-2010 22:02:43 | More by jowilant
4.8/5 rDev +25.3%
Appearance: Poured a perfect, light, cloudy yellow hinge with a standard white head that built off around the edges and retained a fine cap.
Smell: Not too strong, not too light. A malty wheat prevails with subtle citrus tones.
Taste: The beginning was sweet with slight malt hints, but softly resonated the wheat; the middle dipped down into a mysterious sweetness, still encompassing the wheat tones; the end climaxed the wheat perfectly.
Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation, very lightly creamy, but I loved it.
Overall: My favorite wheat brew to date. Easy going, Easy Street (to be specific.)
06-08-2013 03:54:16 | More by Algebrew
4.8/5 rDev +25.3%
Appearance: She poured beautifully into a glass. 45 degree tilt for the first 60%, then aggressively at 90 for the last 30% of the pour. Once in a glass, this beers true colors were able to shine. Light, golden, with a hint of cloudy yellow. The head was egg white in color and full in shape.
Smell: Very light and crisp. The sent of wheat is apparent with a touch of citrus.
Taste: My mouth was met with a delicate sweetness derived from wheat and malt flavors. Taste was very consistent throughout; very light and refreshing. Enjoyed it to the last gulp. Left a gorgeous lace.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, and soft. That first sip, when the beer breaks the head, is flawless.
Overall: Top tier wheat beer. Elegant and straight forward, I loved it. Odell done good
From bottle to Glass. EXP date 9/11/13
06-22-2013 04:31:26 | More by GeometricBrew
4.75/5 rDev +24%
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.
01-24-2001 22:46:14 | More by Jason
4.53/5 rDev +18.3%
Okay, so I'm a bit biased. This has been my favorite wheat beer for as long as I've cared about a beer's taste over its ability to get me wasted.
Without the yeast, the beer pours a bright hay yellow with a think white head. But add the yeast? It transforms to a deep, cloudy gold. When stirred, that yeast spins lazily around in dark plumes, making the beer look like what I imagine I'd see gazing into those orbs from the modern version of "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Who can honestly say they can take that much away from the look of a beer?
The smell is fresh, clean, with hints of lemon. And the taste is surprisingly thick and balanced, with very little bitterness and a slight citrus kick. The malt makes it taste full, but not bready. It finishes clean.
Overall it's the perfect beer to take for granted. Slightly sweet, smooth and easy to drink (especially with pizza), it's easy to overlook the time it must've taken to make the beer taste so simple and refreshing.
12-07-2011 00:26:00 | More by Dmart1223
4.53/5 rDev +18.3%
Poured like the bottle says, with the last one-third or so swirled in the bottle before being poured into the glass.
Appearance - Uninspiring and dull, cloudy orange (it's an unfiltered beer) with a head that starts out relatively large but soon diminishes completely.
Smell - A wonderful yeast or dough or wheat smell dominates, with orange or another citrus fruit tagging along. Absolute heaven for the nose.
Taste - Light and crisp but not without complexity. Irresistibly smooth finish, tastes much the way it smells although the wheat is less noticeable. It goes down almost too easy, and yet there is more than enough to keep the palate interested.
Overall - An excellent lighter-style beer, perfect for people just getting into beers but fine for the beer geek as well. I am prejudiced against wheat beers, in fact I can't remember any other wheats that I like nearly as much as this one. But love it I do. Well worth trying.
11-11-2008 10:11:59 | More by GeoffM
4.53/5 rDev +18.3%
My buddy brought this for me from Colorado. For a non-hoppy wheat beer, this is the best I've ever had from an American Wheat.
First, there is a slight fruitiness to the beer, mainly in the aftertaste. Most wheats are bland as all get out. That fruitiness is subtle enough for this to be an incredibly easy-drinker. But it is strong enough to make me want to sip it again and again.
Incredibly well done.
11-18-2010 04:40:54 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.