Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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85
very good

171 Reviews
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Reviews: 171
Hads: 499
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 51
Gots: 73 | FT: 1
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Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-24-2001

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours gold to amberslight haze, 1” white clingy persistent foam cap.
S: Light fruit, light grains.
T: Light tartness, fruit, hint of banana, fairly dry, yeast forward.
F: Creamy, medium body, slightly above average carbonation.
O: A full flavored, refreshing, easy to drink beer. (290 characters)

Photo of iSip
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wheat beers. I never used to like them, until I took a trip to Belgium and had a Hoegaarden on the Grand-Place. Now I nearly exclusively drink Vitamin H (Vitamin Hefewisen) during the summer. It's gotten to the point that I can't wait for summer to come to clear the IPA's out of the fridge and stock up on a variety of my favorite wheats. I have taste tested many side by side, and the Odell Easy Street Wheat is my standard. With a fine head and medium blond color, it's got the perfect blend of sweetness and citrusy tang that make wheat beers so good. I can easily drink a few Easy Streets when it's a nice day out on the deck. (631 characters)

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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. (406 characters)

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a single with a mix pack direct from the brewery. I'm excited to have it as fresh as possible.

A: Poured a hazy golden color, lots of yeast in this one, nice white head about two inches thick, reduced to a billowy half inch pillow.

S: Wheat malts, citrus, definitely towards the lemon end of the spectrum, pleasantly fresh and crisp.

T: Smooth and wheaty up front, a hint of hops at the very end, nice citrusy twist, biting sour flavor hidden underneath everything, very faint, but very much like the style.

M: Very smooth in the mouth, little carbonation, and very wet and slippery.

D: Very drinkable and with such a low alcohol content this a great session beer. One of my favorites on a hot day, or when wanting to put back a great wheat beer. Very good. (774 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Clearish (especially for a wheat beer) golden yellow body. Only the sediment at the bottom of the bottle adds fogginess. A small amount of visible carbonation bubbles floating up. Don't usually see those in hefes. Floaters too. Thick white head with medium retention and great lacing.

Smell - Different. Particularly lemon/lime-peel. Most hefes are usually more like orange/banana, but this one is definitely lemon peel. Very dry. A little too faint.

Taste - Wow. Definite lemon peel. Should have seen that one coming. The lemon peel lasts until the aftertaste but is not bitter. Very pleasing. No off flavors. Perfect balanced.

Mouthfeel - Extremely velvety texture. One of the best mouthfeels of any beers I've ever had.

Drinkability - Very interesting beer. The perfect mouthfeel, combined with the smooth easiness of the flavor, and great aftertaste make the drinkability of this beer very high. (916 characters)

Photo of Kemmerlin
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden unfiltered color with a very thick creamy head and outstanding lacing on the glass.

S: Strong yeast notes with a slight lemon citrus and mint aroma but mostly yeast. Where's the wheat?

T: There's the wheat and a very sweet type of wheat taste at that. Also highlights some citrus and yeast notes in the aftertaste.

M/D: This beer just works magic in the mouth, creamy, smooth and packs just the right amount bite from the carbonation and hops. The drinkability if you couldn't tell already is great I could drink many of these and I have on many occasions. (575 characters)

Photo of SamN
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Grab bag (of sorts)-- six different brews, local hero Easy Street is on deck. Poured into a hefe glass.

A- Killer dark golden color; straw at edges, dark orange in the center. Poured properly, so it has a great cloudy creaminess to it, lots of yeast and sediment swirling around. Quartzen (is that a word?) head-- just off white, surprisingly thin but still slightly rocky, small lacing. A real American wheat, thank god.

S- First impressions is of Belgian beer- Duvel, specifically. Strong hoppy and clove scents. Surprisingly strong, I don't remember that aroma being this intense; I did swirl the hell out of it. Slight banana, coriander, anise, lemon, lots of tartness here.

T- Starts off rather bland and adjunt, but swells to an a more lemon citrus flavor. Not lots of the creaminess I look for in a wheat, but the Street makes up for it it with a remarkably hearty, refreshing character. This is a hit here in Collins for one reason-- this beer is goddamn good.

M- Exceptional mouthfeel for a wheat. More body than your usual APW with well balanced carbonation that does not burn the tongue, like some lesser examples of the style.

D- High notes for drinkability; the citrus and yeast make perfect pairs in the heat of summer. However, I feel the stronger-than-usual lemony flavors may become tiring and overpowering after a bunch of these.

Bottom line; Excellent brew from the excellent brewers at Odell's. See you all there this summer! (1,453 characters)

Photo of bbkd3b
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
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. (1,074 characters)

Photo of MOShepp
4.4/5  rDev +17%
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. (418 characters)

Photo of MashMouth
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Easy Street is a good hot summer day beer. Its mild flavor allow for easy drinkability and quenches a heavy thirst. It has a hazy dark yellow to orange color and pours to a decent but not impresive head. The swirling and addition of the yeast as indicated on the bottle quickly reduces the head but does add to the citrusy flavor. The malt has bread like tones but is not all that sweet. This is a good step up beer for those ussually drinking large commercial lagers who want to experiment into the craft brew market. (518 characters)

Photo of Murph
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale straw with a nice creamy white head. Smell is of wheat and a nice yeast aroma. Yeasty flavors are throughout this beer as the wheat and very subtle hops make themselves known. Well balanced and very creamy in the mouth. Highly drinkable. A very nice american wheat ale, very full yeast flavors throughout make this very creamy and drinkable. Great summertime brew. (389 characters)

Photo of SuperSpy
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice hazy straw color. A thick and bubbly white head that disappeared quickly. Typical head of American wheat. Why can't American brewers get that nice rocky hefeweizen head? This is an American wheat so don't interpret that comment as something negative.

S - A very earthy aroma with a hint of sweet cool melons, cantaloupes and honey dew.

T - A very earthy taste mixed with some sweet fruits. A little apple, even some of those melon flavors picked up in the aroma. Hard to place a name of the sweet fruit flavor but it's there. This is one really tasty brew!

M - Not overlly carbonated and very light.

The drinkability factor is way up on this beer. Despite the fact that there really isn't much complexity this beer is quite tasty and very refreshing. If this were available in Texas it would be a regular summertime resident in my refrigerator. (865 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
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. (1,266 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Enjoy by date of 9/4/15.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A fruity and bready wheat driven aroma with hints of grains and citrus fruit. Big upfront scent of wheat with bready hints of grains, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon zest. Slight hints of coriander and clove along with some light hops. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready, fruity, and crisp wheat driven taste with notes of grains and citrus fruit. Bready upfront presence of wheat with notes of grains, cereal, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Zesty citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon, and pineapple. Light spice notes of coriander and clove. Also some subtle grassy hops. A very good wheat taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Wheat Ale. Good crisp bready wheat notes with some nice citrus tones. (1,080 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with creamy thin white head. Good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is of sweet wheat, a touch of citrus, and fresh cut grass. The taste follows with a strong, sweet bready wheat backbone, a hint of banana, orange peel zest, black pepper and faint hint of clove. Very well balanced, medium bodied, and refreshing. Great summertime beer. (357 characters)

Photo of Oxymoron
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Do they have Easy Buttons on Easy Street? With instructions on the bottle, I poured half into a glass of my choice, swirled and poured the rest in. Left a cloudy lemony yellow color with orange hues through out. A sudsy head that did relax to the side of the glass but eventually died down.

The nose is a combo of a American Wheat and a Hefe. Nice wheat notes with a light spice and the back side. Strong yeasty notes but not in an off way. Actually it enhances the wheat aroma. Some banana notes that mixes nicely with a peppery smell. Minor honey smells as well.

The taste is more in tuned to US Wheat than a Hefe, relative to the nose. A more balance between wheat and malt notes. Some wheat spice flavors with a oat like flavor. Minor honey and a touch of bready/biscuit flavors as well. The yeast flavors come out but are more their own identity. Again with a more US feel and some light yesters. More of a citrus lemon and orange flavor. Clean finish with a nice wheaty aftertaste.

The body is moderate with a nice silky note like you would get from oats. Really enhances the flavor but still easy drinking and not heavy at all. Overall a good wheat, not sure why this doesn't do better. I prefer over Oberon or Gumball Head. (1,234 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy deep golden color. A Frothy white head sits on top and dissipates slowly to a chunky film. Loads of soapy sticky lacing. The beer smells slightly sweet with traces of malt grains and maybe even faint orange peel. The taste is very clean and balanced. Sweet malts hit first, followed by a mellow, faint hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a clean finish.

Overall, a very solid wheat beer. Very sessionable and clean tasting. (500 characters)

Photo of theghost3
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (296 characters)

Photo of palliko
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is hazy, as a Wheat Beer should be, with yeast that needs to be swirled into the glass. Color is a yellow amber with lots of foam and some lace. Aroma is like fresh dug earth, sweet malt, citrus – producing a nice crisp sensation. Body is medium. Initial taste is dominated by sourdough bread, creamy malt, floral hops are just-right bitter. Aftertaste has a touch of yeast with dark notes, but overall sweet malt. (426 characters)

Photo of dsmcva00
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a 4 oz sampling glass

A - Poured a yellow-orange, unfiltered color leaving a short head (some froth). Average carbonation.

S – A light scent of sweet citrus and banana.

T - A taste of sweet malt and biscuits followed by some spiciness with a slightly earthy finish.
M – Medium body that remains wet throughout the tasting experience.

D – One of the sweeter wheat beers lacking the spicy coriander that some beers seem to focus on. Very refreshing and on the light side as far as filling me up. The mouthfeel is of a medium-bodied beer. Interesting. (581 characters)

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Thanks to Heather and Dave for bringing me back an Odell Brewing Co. variety six-pack from Fort Collins!

Odell Brewing Co. has my current vote for best package design, with detailed hop leaf relief circumnaviagating the shoulders of the bottle, beautiful label and neckband illustrations, and tasty typography. This label depicts a sunset in the middle of a wheat marsh? Label recommends pouring two-thirds of the bottle into a glass, swirling what's left in the bottle, before pouring the rest.

A: Pours a hazed and unfiltered, pale orange color with a two-finger, foamy white head with solid retention and spotty lacing.

S: Earthy yeast nose with hints of bread dough, wheat and lime.

T: Doughy bread and yeast flavors upfront, followed by a wheat malt sweetness and earthy undertones. Nutty in character, Easy Street Wheat aptly balances hops, malt and yeast. Finishes dry with a tang of grain.

M: Light-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation.

D: Refreshingly thirst-quenching. Easy drinking? Why, you're on Easy Street. (1,041 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 7/17/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy gold in color with a good 1-finger white head that settles down to just a small amount around the sides of the glass. Spotty lacing is seen with even a ring or two actually at first. The aroma is of wheat and grains. The taste is about the same with a good amount of wheat coming through. This is a good wheat that gets better with each sip even. Clean and crisp. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Perfect carbonation. A tasty wheat beer overall (563 characters)

Photo of indiapaleale
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful bright golden yellow that is a nice shade of hazy with a rather thin white head that looks fairly creamy.

Smell is grassy, hay, some citrus/lemon and faintly sweet.

Taste is bready,a bit of a corn taste, some bitter citrus and not a whole lot else. This is a very smooth clean wheat beer.

I am thinking this would be an excellent beer on a warm summer evening out on the back deck.

Thanks to JMBSH for this one and the other Odells he sent in a recent trade. You rock. (491 characters)

Photo of lawlerj
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
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. (658 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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! (1,177 characters)

Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.