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Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Easy Street Wheat

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very good

173 Reviews

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Reviews: 173
Hads: 516
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 22.43%
Wants: 56
Gots: 87 | 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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Reviews: 173 | Hads: 516
Photo of Quaffer
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: An amber-orange beer that was cloudy from yeast sediment. The head was white and coarse, disappearing very quickly and leaving almost nothing behind. A very faint ring around the edge of the glass was all that managed to survive.

Smell: It was almost macro-like in smell, with a faint hint of orange and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth.

Taste: Upfront were flavors of citrus, malt, and other grassy things. The finish was grassy sweet (for lack of better terms) combined with yeast. The sweetness seemed to cling to the mouth. This beer was pretty straightforward, not having a very complex flavor profile. Actually, it was pretty thin.

This brew wasn't bad, but there are many better wheat beers on the market. It would do in a pinch, but would never be my first choice.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle compliments of jhammerly.

Pours a hazy, dull and pale yellow-orange. Has a thin white head that fades. Nice lacing on the glass.

Very light aroma. Mostly yeatsy and bready with just a touch of fruitiness.

Taste is light and bready upfront with barely a trace of fruitiness. Finishes clean and boring.

Body is thin.

Not hard to drink, but really not much to it at all. Boring and forgettable.

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Photo of MarcGetty
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is good, typical milky-foam head of a wheat beer. Light golden in color, looks similar to a lager.

One can barely smell the beer at all. Very slight fruity smell.

Tastes okay but one of the least flavorful wheat beers I've ever had. Zero aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is an interesting combination of the head of a wheat beer but the consistency of a lager. No complaints but not as rich as most wheat beers.

Drinkability is fine, but other then the milky head you might as well be drinking Budweiser.

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Photo of aaronh
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy, pale straw colored beer with a minimal head. No lacing whatsoever. Aroma hints of crisp malt and not much else. Flavor is clean, with a touch of wheat. No yeast flavors apparent and just a touch of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is also fairly light, but not thin. Drinkability is OK. One was enough, but I would pick this over any macro lager. Might be a toss-up with Blue Moon. Seriously, just not enough here to bring me back. However, I won't avoid other offerings by Odell either if the opportunity presents itself. It's a well-brewed beer, just not interesting or remotely captivating.

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Photo of rye726
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hazy yellow color with a fizzed off white head. The nose has lots of wheat malts but also some good caramel and fruit presence. The taste also has a big wheat presence. Some light lemon citrus going on here as well. It goes down smooth and is a drinkable wheta beer. Average mouthfeel and body.

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Photo of ghurux86
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer last night. To sum it up in one word: citrus. It smells slightly of lemon, and the taste hints at a lot of lemon as well. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin, but not overly watery. It did have a nice head in my glass with a nice cloudy yellow color, overall not a bad brew, just not as good as some other american wheats and not even close to some of the better German hefe-weizens i've had. Drinkability seems that it would be best in the summer by the pool like ice tea or lemonade or something. Worth a try but not a regular buy in my book.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle a cloudy (after swirling the last half inch or so), bright golden yellow with about a finger of white foam that quickly fades. Sporadic lacing is left on the glass as I make my way to the bottom. Smells of spicy yeast, lemony citrus, and some bready notes. Tastes of peppery citrus, faint notes of tangerine, as well as a hint of sweetness from the malt. Medium in both body and carbonation, this beer is quite refreshing. It's a humid day and I find that this beer went down rather quickly. I'd recommend giving it a try if you can.

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Photo of bort11
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. Very nice head to start off with. Quite chunky and white, about 2 1/2 fingers. It took it's time to settle down, about 5-8 minutes. Good lacing retention, lasted almost to the very end. Color was a typical hazy yellow/orange for a wheat. Smell was wheat and yeasty biscuits. A tad hint of citrus hops. Taste was very bready, but as it warmed a more lemon zest comes out. Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery, pretty mild in the carbonation. This is a pretty standard wheat. Not the greatest, but not the worst.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice and refreshing wheat malt and yeast scent. It is light and a bit citrusy. The taste is good also. It has a smooth wheat malt flavor that is a bit grainy. It goes down easy and finishes dry and fruity. The mouthfeel is fine.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We started easy with an Easy Street Wheat from a 12 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

Looks yellowish orange in the cup, topped with a logn lasting head and fine amounts of lace. Smells like lemondrops, and some lemon. Getting to the taste, malted wheat kicks in first, followed by subtle citrus. There is a moderate bitterness from the hops, though the hops don't really take control of this beer. Its body is light, and a crisp body and easy drinkability help its cause.

As an American wheat ale, it's fine. But don't get too excited here.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired in a trade with Wastach as an extra. Thanks John!

It pours a hazy straw yellow with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell has notes of wheat and some light lemon zest.

The taste is of wheat, light bread, and a light flavour of lemon near and through the finish.

The mouthfeel is on the low end of medium as is the carbonation.

Drinkability? I'm not a big fan of Pale Wheats but this is satisfying enough and quite easy to drink.

Btw, excellent head retention and very good lacing for the style.

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Photo of KajII
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium orange with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that steadily receded, down to a thin scattered film with a small collar and fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, mild grassy hops and a sweaty yeast with a note of citrus (lemon) and a touch of honey.

The taste was a tad sweet and a bit grainy with hints of honey and citrus pretty much throughout, with the finish having a strong yeast presence and a light hoppiness towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with a citrusy and slightly bitter yeast taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was a step or two beyond light in body and watery in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty basic Wheat Beer that had a good flavor and a really good drinkability, most definitely would make a great summer BBQ session beer...


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Photo of wnh
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slight hazy, but not cloudy, copper-straw color. One finger of white frothy head. Pretty standard wheat beer look.

Nose is primarily wheaty, bready malt. Bright and clean, but not a lot going on, even for a wheat. Taste follows suit, with a sweet-ish biscuity, wheaty malt flavor up front without much to follow.

Light to medium bodied, clean and smooth on the palate. Again, good but not special. Easy Street Wheat is certainly drinkable, if only by virtue of being a wheat, but this doesn't leave me really wanting to finish the glass, let alone have another. Overall a good enough beer, but not at the top of my list when I want a wheat.

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Photo of RustyDiamond
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden, with a bright white head typical of a wheat ale. Grassy, mild herby aroma. Taste was nice, not much to describe. Very easy drinking, a great beer for hot weather. Not a bad beer, by any means, just wouldn't grab a six pack amongst other choices from CO.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light orange amber, cloudy, especially once the yeast is poured. Nose is, um, subdued, with some citric rind notes but mostly a very clean malt sweetness.

Light side of medium, plenty of carbonation that whisks it quickly off the palate. Sweet malt lends a bready chewiness, lightly peppered hops flash in and out briefly. Finish is nondescript and very clean.

Not going to challenge the taste buds, very clean and light all around. Easy drinker but no real reason to choose this over another American wheat.

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Photo of expatsteve
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden color, with a little yeast hazing. No head, low viscosity.

Aroma: Smells like a pilsner - yeast and light malt. Honey, orange and citrus notes hanging around, but not much of an aroma.

Taste: Very light, and pretty refreshing - but not really characteristic of a wheat beer. My wife compares this (not particularly favorably) to Leinie's wheat/weiss offerings. Tastes to me like a pilsner. Subtle citrus notes, and a little banana at times.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing. Low carbonation. No bitters in the finish at all.

Drinkability: Great, but not wheat beer drinkability. Reminds me more of micro-macro styles (New Glarus Spotter Cow and Naked, Capital Island Wheat, Straub etc) than of more solid American wheat beers. Seems to havethe characteristic Odell underdevelopment of flavors too. If I could find it at the right price, it could still be a great yardwork/summer porch beer that you could work on for hours without ending up strung out.

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Photo of Romulus141
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, golden hue. The head is fluffy and white, leaving lacing on the edges of the glass. Since the beer is unfiltered, you can see the yeast floating around in the brew as it stands still. Overall, this is a healthy looking wheat beer.

Smell: As expected, a smell of wheat and grains dominates. There is also a slight tangy aroma within this brew as well. It's nothing complicated, but pleasing.

Taste: Light, crisp, and refreshing. A light malt taste begins, and spreads out over my tongue. It finishes quickly without an aftertaste. Nothing complex here, but this is great for a hot summer day.

Mouthfeel: Light and slick. The body is unobtrusive.

Drinkability: These are quite easy to drink, and would be ideal for a session. If I saw this available on tap, I would definitely give it a shot at a bar.

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Photo of Foyle
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours with a less than 1" off white sudsy head which recedes slowly. Lacing is very slight. Color is a very cloudy gold. Lots of sedimentation in suspension (with more yeast ’chunks’ stuck in the bottom of the bottle)
Aroma: grassy wheat is the dominate smell, but there is also some malt sweetness, and clean water.
Mouthfeel: light, watery and fairly crisp. The beer is somewhat sticky and adheres to the roof of the mouth.
Flavor: sweet barley malts and grassy wheat are nicely balanced. Hop presence is quite mild but there is a slight bitterness lingering in the finish.
Overall: a nice example of the style. This a pleasant and refreshing beer, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of sleazo
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A_Pours a relatively clear tasted wheat colour. for an unflitered beer where is the sediment. The head is relatively small and doesnt last as is.

S_Mild wheat aroma with a twinge of generic hop scent. A bit too mild for my taste but not offensive in any way.

T_A faint malt sweetness mingles well with a mild wheat acidity. A mild hop bitterness dries out the finish which leads to a crisp overall experience.

M_Light bodied, medium carbonation. Just about right for what it tries to be.

D_A well rounded beer that manages to be rather refreshing. While there are obvious flaws this is a beer I would reach for again if I could.

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Photo of kagent777
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this bottle in Denver on a trip, with a bottle date of 4-5-12. A little out of date but poured into my beer goblet with a swirl.

Appearance: A nice orangish opaque beer due to the yeast suspension. This one has a few larger specks that may be due to the age of the bottle.

Smell: Not terribly strong in the scent category. I get a vague wheat, some spiciness I suspect from the hops and yeast. A light citric note as well.

Taste: This is a thirst quencher. A more pronounced wheat in the taste, with the other flavors noted in the smell. As suspected, I think this may be a little beyond its best. Not bad, but not great either. I will hunt down another bottle.

Mouthfeel: The suspended yeast add to the solidity of the mouthfeel. The carbonation is OK as is the light to medium body.

Overall: I wish I had not let this one sit so long. This one is supposed to be really good and I found it only ok.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 11/17/10, into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange body with plenty of swirling suspended yeast; a finger of delicate white head with some spots of brown yeast. Nice retention, but next to no lacing. Pretty average looking weizen, but I like the yeasty elements.

S: Rather bland, with bready malts and light lemon. Kind of boring.

T: Predominantly malty, with the yeast kicking in on the back end with some fruit, as well as lightly spicy hops. Again, not bad but far from good.

M: Light body with plenty of lively carbonation. Solid.

D: Light enough on flavor and body to go down easy, but not tasty enough to make me crave another sip.

Notes: Having enjoyed most Odell offerings, and considering the A+ review this one got from the Bros, I was really looking forward to a refreshing, flavorful gem. This one really didn't deliver. Oh, well.


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Photo of aggiearcher13
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. A cloudy golden yellow. ~1 inch head faded quickly, leaving a good lacing.

Smell: Noticed a lot of yeasty bread smells when pouring it.

Taste: Malty. Slightly sweet, a touch of citrus. Very clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, easy going down. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Above average, great for a hot day. Overall, a good solid wheat beer.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to an Odell's Easy Street glass :) Poured 3/4 of bottle into glass, twirled the remaining 1/4 to mix yeast, poured into glass.

A: After mixing the yeast the beer transformed from translucent to a cloudy opaque as the yeast mixed in. 2 fingers of white head with noticeable lacing.

S: The yeast aroma was overpowering to the point where I could not detect any other aromas. I realize that this is due to my twirling of the yeast. On-tap the beer has a noticeable difference but this review is specific to the bottle.

T: Begins with strong sweet wheat and malt flavors with some yeast characteristic. Finishes crisp and sweet.

M: It's a heavy wheat for sure fairly smooth.

D: Very drinkable beer. Easy to reach for another upon drinking.

Overall, not my favorite American Wheat but it's a very solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-13-2011 16:34:38

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Photo of jimdkc
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow pour with a medium-sized white head. Mild smell with a hint of citrus. Taste was pretty good, but not as much wheat or yeast flavor as expected in a wheat beer. Slight citrus taste and good hop flavor. Very smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation. Good drinkability. No off flavors... well made. Pretty good example of an American wheat.

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Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.