Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Easy Street Wheat

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BA SCORE
86
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 36
Gots: 50 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of olympuszymurgus
2.78/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A mix six carried lovingly across country by a vagabond wilderness firefighter turned grad student.

Pours nice, a stale piss yellow with hints of orange and yeast brown. a shockingly white head that thins fast and leaves a galaxy spinning in little white bubbles. Smell is unremarkable for the style, as is the flavor. Mouthfeel is about right, thin and bubbly. Leaves a hair of sweetness in the tip of the tongue.

Not a bad brew, but nothing I would travel or trade for.

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2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From: Hyvee in Omaha, NE
Date: Best by 10/12/12
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Easy Street Wheat is an easy-drinking American Wheat Ale, which means that the flavors are fairly simple, uncomplicated, and reminiscent of a thicker, more complex American lager. I don't know why this is rated so highly: it's average for the style. While it's no trouble to put down one or more of these, I also find myself asking whether there is a significant difference (monetary and otherwise) between this beer (and perhaps the style in general) and a macro lager or two, and thus justifying the price for this fairly tame style is difficult to do.

Pours a 2cm head of off-white foam, small and medium-sized bubbles interspersed fairly evenly, gradually settling to a very thin ring around the glass. Retention is about average for the style, while the lacing left is slightly better than average, a few lines and dots scattered along the sides of the glass. Body is golden orange out of the light, semi-opaque pale yellow gold when in. Some carbonation is visible, though it is sparse and sluggish as it filters through the yeast sediment in the glass.

Aroma is fairly faint, sticking mostly to yeast, cooked cereal grains, and bread dough.

Taste is primarily of malted breakfast cereal grains, wheat and barley, with brewer's yeast and a very gentle hop bittering for added interest. Opens with a mix of brewer's yeast, bread dough, macro-lager light sweetness, and slightly citric sharpness. Mid-palate is yeasty and bready, with a hint of sweetness and tartness in the background. Back of palate picks up very mild hop bitterness, slightly herbal and mulch-like, which serves as a minor character alongside the more dominant bready sweetness and yeast flavors. Aftertaste of sustained mild hop bitterness and bread dough with heavy amounts of yeast, and a touch of tartness on the sides of the tongue.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with a fairly high level of carbonation that is expected for the style. The result is, though, a mouthfeel that's a bit painfully fizzy at first, gradually smoothing out to a slow flow across the palate. Features a semi-dry close that's appropriate for the flavors and the style as a whole. The sharp fizziness unfortunately makes this a bit less in my opinion.

Photo of bennetj17
2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: No head, slight froth of very large bubbles. Carbonation looks strong at first but after a minute appears more flat. Color is deep yellow and mostly clear.

S: Weak. Light lemon/citrus aroma.

T: Clean lemony flavor, low hops, slightly sour in finish. Non-complex.

MF: Fairly thin and watery, carbonation feels adequate, however.

D: Average drinkability. I could see putting a lemon wedge in here to enhance the flavor a bit, and it could be enjoyable on a hot day. Otherwise its not a great Hefeweizen overall...

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.

Photo of blakelive784
2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a finger of thin, soapy white head with average retention. Color is a cloudy golden orange with tiny visible yeast particles and lively carbonation. Inviting, if a bit generic.

S - Light biscuity yeast and malted wheat. Faint orange zest. Light indistinct spice (clove?). Yeast dominates. Refreshing but simple. Mild strength.

T - The spice is more evident here. Bready wheat body. Light orange/fruity esters and faint floral hops near the finish. The yeast is entirely too subdued. A touch watery, even. Well balanced, but there really isn't a whole lot going on.

M - Crisp and medium bodied. Borders over carbonated.

D - You could do worse, but you could definitely do better. Definitely east drinking, but pretty generic and largely unremarkable.

Photo of IPAylor
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Quaffer
3/5  rDev -21.7%
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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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 MaltyGoodness
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Photo of MarcGetty
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Photo of ghurux86
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Photo of rye726
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.