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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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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 ManBearPat
4.69/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For a style of beer that I almost entirely avoid, I can drink 10 of them without complaining...

Wheat beer does some weird shit to my palate, but this one doesn't gross me out. Therefore, it is the best wheat beer ever.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, dark, orange-brown coloring, with a filmy, bubbly, white head. Nose of toasted grains, subtle citrus notes of tangerine, and hints of caramel. Flavors are citrus and candy sweet forward, with a toasted grain backbone. Highlights of tangerine throughout. Light, effervesced body, with a citrusy and grainy aftertaste. Smooth, light, crisp finish.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

I'm just not a wheat beer guy, but this one was pretty good. Odell can pretty much do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, and they make this a good representation of the style. This is one of their most popular beers and I can see why.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Excited to try this because I really like Odell Brewery.

Serving Style : 12 oz glass bottle, poured for appearance.

Appearance (4) : Beautiful honey colored body with a thick, fluffy three finger head. It recedes very slowly to a two finger head much like a sunset on a summer night.

Smell (4.25) : The aromas are all there. Lots of spice. Spiced hops, candied orange, and fresh wheat dominate the beer. Faint pinch of alcohol. A tiny touch of blueberry. Wheat beer in general is simple - and that's what this smells like. There's nothing I'd add or take away.

Taste (4) : This beer is fantastic. So rich, smooth, "warm". Very bold flavors. Woody. Heavy orange and lemon peel. Spice, hops, some light coffee bean. Faint blueberry. Slight fruity and metallic bitterness at the end that dissipates into a bready finish.

One negative I'd have to say are that it's heavy on the citrus peel, and is a little tinny, which can be a little distracting from the overall wheat bread taste. It's a commonality of the style though, so I won't penalize the beer too much.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Creamy, medium bodied, small bit of carbonation. Finishes dry on the palate with a quasi-syrup feel. Like pancakes in the morning. Refreshing. I do wish it had a yeastier finish, that would knock the score up at least a point.

Overall (3.83) : If someone shows up to your house with a six pack of Easy Street, you know you have a buddy for life. This person/persons knows beer, and you should be grateful for that. This is a good wheat beer - impressive even, and when a beer makes you say "mmmm", you know it's grand. Of course I'll never deny myself a wheat beer unless it's truly horrible - it's hard for me to knock any beer of that style. I'd say Easy Street comes up above average in wheat beers overall.

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Photo of gourmet_beer
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A. Orange and copper color. Cloudy.

S. Spicy, wheat, slight citrus

T. Tangy, wheat, burbs taste like bread

M. Bubbly

Overall. Nice example of a wheat beer. Slightly spicy with some citrus notes. I like this beer.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.13/5  rDev +9%
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

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Odell Brewery Fort Collins, CO. June 17, 2013. (Review from my notes)

A - 4 - Cloudy yellow. Not much lace or head.
A - 3.75 - Mild smells of pears, orange, dried fruit, coriander
T - 3.5 - Coriander, orange peel, wheat. Mild fruit notes
M - 4.0 full bodied, well carbonated.
O -3.75 - An easy drinking mild wheat

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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 ZoomanCru
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

App: Very nice sunflower golden color. Hazy, but not cloudy with a pale white head with good lacing and retention. Very active effervescence that helps maintain.
Smell: Very pleasant wheat skunkiness and pungent, flower like sweetness. Slight orange notes. Much like a breakfast cereal.
Taste: Light breadiness, slight sweet yeastiness in the background. Very drinkable. Not a lot going on, but what is there is very well balanced. Not as many esters as a true heffeweizen, but has a great balance of sweet, tart, and that special skunk that only wheat beers are privy to.
Mouth: Very smooth, perfect carbonation. Lingering tartness.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Out of a bottle at Old Chicago, Omaha, NE.

Straight up, Easy street ain't Gumballhead "status", but it's still pretty smooth. Like, Raul's Persian girlfriend in high school after she got waxed "pretty smooth."

So, yeah... like said hoochie, Raul still wouldn't mind going back for another romp or two, but Raul ain't trippin too hard.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Cloudy dark golden with a 2 finger white head. Fair retention and moderate lacing.

S- sweet citrus with lemon, pears, and peaches, as well as wheat barley. Topped off with some musky yeast notes.

T- Similar to nose, but slightly more enhanced. Solid hop character for the style and a delightful peppery spice at the end. Has some solid flavor for the abv. Really enjoy the balance of this one.

M- Refreshing and sessionable like you would prefer from a summer brew. Light body bordering on mid. Clean and crisp.

O- I liked this beer. I picked up a sixer on the way to do some tailgating and it really filled the need well. Hot day, long day of drinking, with a lot of flavor.

Drink by 7/16
Consumed on 6/8

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Photo of GeometricBrew
4.76/5  rDev +25.6%
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

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Photo of Algebrew
4.77/5  rDev +25.9%
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.)

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Photo of Knuckles_Nuclear
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from the family trip to Missouri; glad to be seeing some Odell again.

A little over two months before the best-by date (“7/19/13A”).

A: Color is a pale, slightly hazy gold, with a mound of crisp white foam on top; typical for the style. Spotty retention and little circles of lacing here and there.

S: A fruity, spicy aroma that’s undeniably wheat, notes of sweet lemonade, clove, coriander, and juicy orange peel. Quite aromatic, and very pleasing. Estery yeasts (in the form of fresh banana) and husky grain fill the nose to the edges with wheat beer charm.

T: Unlike the nose, there’s not that much to the palate. Hints of lemon, orange, and a little clove blow through on a wave of timid, earthy graininess without so much as an extended greeting before they depart; in essence, it’s a clean, easy-drinking wheat with a very mild taste. Good to see some hops on the back, though, drying the finish to a respectable, slightly-astringent leafiness (keeps it from being too one-dimensional).

M: Very, VERY light, almost offensively so. The more I drink, though, the more I enjoy the texture in my glass – a slow-building frothiness eventually sets this one as “palatable.”

O: An oddly small beer that grew on me over time. That first sip, though – now that was a little too light for my tastes. Allow this one to warm up a little, allowing the grainy wheat notes to overtake what little bitters stick out when it’s chilled. In all, I think I can say that I like it for what it is compared to what it’s supposed to be, but nothing more.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with swingracex. 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/25/2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, light banana, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes with light hops; and good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters; with a great malt backbone and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; wit ha moderately creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice wheat ale! Very nice balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of blakelive784
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass. Apperance is bright yellow with brilliant clarity and a heavy covering of white head. Nice retention and tons of lacing. The smell is very aromatic with lemon and orange peel coming first. Heavy wheat presence come next and provides a dry bready quality. The taste is very mild and refreshing. Light fruity notes balanced with a bit of grain, that's about it. Mouthfeel is also light and moderately carbonated. Overall, a very refreshing wheat beer that is also very easy drinking.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass. Served with an orange. Dislike.

A real nice semi orange body kind of cloudy, real nice with very slow plentiful rising carbonation. Very creamy top off white laces with large chunks of coating sheets. Very impressive looking.

Nose smells like creamy blue moon but toned down. Chewy wheat malt but a hint of tang artificial powder juice. Mild sense of bile hides in the back.

On taste the palate coats with lots of wheat chew and density. Creamy feel but with lots of orange sweetness. Chewy malt finishes with lots of coating but the sweetness lingers slightly. Carbination is just slightly hinted, but gives lots of gas unfortunately.

Overall this reminds me too much of Blue Moon but far superior even if it isnt Witbier. Unfortunately this isnt a beer i want to ever have again from this brewery i really love.

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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 UnkleFester
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a a light golden color with about a fingers worth of white head that doesn't stick around. It has a decent lacing.

S: Banana and so with a prominent wheat aroma on the nose.

T: Big wheat upfront and some citrus hop notes in the finish.

M: The body is on the lighter side with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: While it not a very complex beer, it is still a great brew. One I would recommend for someone that just got into craft beer.

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Photo of falloutsnow
2.8/5  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.

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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 Breen
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden in color with tiny chunks of unfiltered yeast floating about. Thin head that dissipates at a moderate pace; lacing quickly disappears.

Smell: Banana, with a strong wheat smell.

Mouthfeel: Notable carbonation, a light beer.

Taste: Slight citrus with a nearly overwhelming earthy wheat flavor. The unfiltered nature is very evident.

Though I am a fan of suspended chunks of yeast, and wheat beers in general, the taste was a slightly too heavy towards the wheat. I think the brewer hit what they were aiming for, though, and I can respect that.

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Photo of Ben4881
4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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>

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