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Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

451 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 35
Gots: 43 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-24-2001)
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

kylehay2004, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of jowilant
4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

jowilant, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of Algebrew
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.)

Algebrew, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of GeometricBrew
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

GeometricBrew, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.75/5  rDev +24%
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.

Jason, Jan 24, 2001
Photo of Melmac
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Melmac, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Denethor, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Behrhunter, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
4.75/5  rDev +24%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of ChiefPelz
4.75/5  rDev +24%

ChiefPelz, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Dmart1223
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Dmart1223, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of GeoffM
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

GeoffM, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

GeoffFromSJ, Nov 18, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

j0501, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Frenchbread, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

DeepSouthSipper, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

FrankyV, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

SFACRKnight, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Chuck_Hess, Jul 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

ZachKelly, Jan 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

hacker1892, Oct 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

leagr, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

cphughes, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

pokesbeerdude, Apr 26, 2008
Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.