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Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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85
very good

171 Reviews
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Reviews: 171
Hads: 504
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 55
Gots: 79 | 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

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-24-2001

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Reviews: 171 | Hads: 504
Photo of kylehay2004
4.87/5  rDev +29.5%
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. (627 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewery in August 2009.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some light wheat and lemon and not too much else. The same can be said of the taste, though it incorporates some light grain and bread. Light feel with nice carbonation; this is a good way to start and is quite sessionable. (369 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a tasty wheat brew pours a cloudy grainy yellow with a lively white head. nose is a bit fruity, definitely smell the yeast that remains here. flavor is that of a standard wheat beer, high quality, smooth. the standout feature of this one is its mouthfeel. it is on the lighter bodied side, but has a stronger element of satisfaction than most. the high carbonaiton is perfect for this one. good outdoor summer beer, but not limited to that setting. perfectly enjoyable well into the fall as well (495 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed banana-amber with an eggshell white, finely pitting, mildly tacky head. The cap falls over time to a thick film and leaves an acceptable amount of lace in broken rings. Softly wheaty, mildly grain-like aroma with the merest suggestion of citrus peel. It's a pretty standard wheat beer nose that is neither impressive nor off-putting.

As far as taste, Easy Street could safely be called run-of-the-mill. The flavor profile consists of very lightly toasted wheat malt with a mild hoppiness. The fact that it's slightly sweeter than the style average keeps it from acheiving a dry, crisp finish. That's not a negative in my book, it's a perfectly acceptable variation. The body is medium in heft, doesn't lose its way in the bottom of the bottle and has a sprightly mouthfeel due to a generous amount of carbonation.

This is a barely better than average wheat beer from a quality Colorado microbrewery. Unfortunately, there's nothing here to bring me back a second time. I'm sure that I'll forget about Easy Street Wheat by the time my pint glass has drip-dried. (1,079 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At Abigail's in Rocheport, MO.

A - Nicely poured, it had a foamy, white two-finger head. The beer was hazy and copper colored. Good lacing.

S - It smelled of citrus and wheat. Maybe a hint of clove/yeast.

T - It had a nice blend of wheat, citrus and spice.

M - It was sharp and crisp. It was very carbonated and light-bodied.

D - This was pretty good. I've had the bottle version before, but on tap it seemed better than my memory recalled. (446 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

amber color, somewhat tinted yellow but actually a decent orange color surounding it. A small white head formed on the top maybe one finger high and quickly dropped down to the surface leaving behind only a trace.

light wheat aromas coming off of this one. thee is a definite hint of hops in there as well with a light lemon sort of smell sitting around in the back. Light grass and some yeast aromas as well. Lots of grain in this one with a good deal of wheat coming through. Almost has that weird macro corn flavor as well, very strange. Finish is very dry with a nice bitter hoppy finish and a long drawn out flavor of bitter tangerine like. (646 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, straw-colored body with a frothed, white head. Looks reasonably inviting.

Smell: Opens with a noted lemon character and light, background floral tones backed by gentle notes of oh-so soft wheat.

Taste: Lightly sweet maltiness tasting of crisp wheat crackers with a light hint of grains. Touch of candied lemon peels. Floral hop character with a faint balancing bitterness. Crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin boy. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Though simple, it's nicely refreshing and easily drinkable; it's a fine, fitting little wheat ale. (593 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell's Easy Street Wheat pours the typical cloudy orange-gold body of a classic Bavarian hefe-weizen beneath a short but creamy head of bright white. The carbonation is at a standard level, however, and the head retention isn't quite as good as might be expected.

The aroma is wheaty, and perhaps a touch fruity from the yeast (apricot), but there are no real phenolics to speak of and it's clear that this is an American, and not Bavarian, wheat ale.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a delicately effervescent, median carbonation that leaves it creamy once warmed.

The flavor is as the nose suggests. It's sweetish upfront, and full of wheat flavor, backed by some soft yeasty fruitiness and a suggestion of yeasty peppery spice. Some herbal hops appear across the middle, and then it finishes dry and a slight touch mineralish with a hint of swirling pepper in the background and a short lingering note of wheaty malt.

Full of flavor, and fairly lively, Easy Street is a refreshing and enjoyable American take on a classic style. It's perfectly balanced, and it offers more than enough character to keep it interesting beyond one serving. Kudos! (1,158 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)

Photo of Jason
4.7/5  rDev +25%
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. (965 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I liked this better than the bottled version, not by a whole lot, but it was an upgrade.

Poured hazy straw with 1" white head & effervesence. Okay head retention & a bit of lacing

S: Tart malt & a hint of lemon

Taste: Tart & fruitty. Tangy wheat malt holds the middle up & finishes quenching & semi-grassy/tangy

MF: Medium bodied for the style with some spritzyness. Okay balance

Hot day & this went down too quick. An okay take on the style, nothing to get fired up about (488 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange tint fluffy white head leaves even specks of lacing. Aroma: Wheat sharpness no esters here, we have an American Wheat, with biscuit yeast character to it and light herbal hop dose with citrus zest tones. Taste: Mix of sharp wheat sweetness touch of the citrus tartness herbal hop character very well balanced and tasty at the same time. Mouthfeel: Light bodied evenly carbonated smooth on the palate. Drinkability: No lemon needed refreshing great tasting unfiltered wheat ale beats the pants off of Widmer and many other similar productions of the style. (588 characters)

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (1,123 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is yellow and hazy with almost no head and very little lacing. Carbonation is moderate.

Aroma is a little wheaty and a little fruity. It smells good.

Beer is light in body and its a little wheaty in the mouth. Some sweet fruits flavors are in the mid palate and finishes with a slight aftertaste. Its highly drinkable. Mouthfeel is OK, could use considerably more carbonation, could just a little more wheat flavor, but I guess I'm asking an American wheat to be a hefeweizen. This beer is handicapped. (509 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours 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. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good wheat beer. It's light, tastey and highly drinkable. (480 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a large white head. The predominant aroma is wheat, which is to be expected. The flavor is wheat with some citrus, a damn good beer. This is very easy drinking and would be very quenching if it was drank on a hot day. The beer has a thinner mouthfeel. (281 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is an amber color that shows a mostly clear, copper-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of grassy wheat, pale crackers, fresh thrushed hay and a touch of herbal hop notes. The nose is quite clean of any fermentation character, though it maybe has a hint of green apple if you really dig for it. Not a bad nose, but fairly un-inspired.

There is a nice grassy grain character to this up front, as it moves across the tongue it picks up some toasty, biscuit like malt flavor, fresh crushed wheat character and a soft bread-like note. The finish has a touch of something that seems a bit metallic, perhaps tinny, and it also finishes a bit flat. A herbal hop note lingers in the finish, but strangely isn't all that appealing. There is also a touch of bitterness that seems to come more to the fore the longer into the finish I get; it remains a light note though and perhaps even has a peppery edge to it.

There is not a whole lot going on here; this is a straight forward example of an American Wheat beer. Even when judged against the style though, it doesn't seem to achieve quite the rusticity that something like Widmer manages to even achieve. This seems a bit too clean, even for an American Wheat. Not bad though, and certainly far from objectionable. (1,382 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (859 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
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. (540 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A slightly hazed golden body, topped with a sparse yet tall white head. No lemon.
Aroma has typical lemongrass, orange peel and clove. With a slight hint of stale malt.
Flavors are mostly light; lemon, citrus and corriander. slight doughy taste comes through, a bit sticky at first. Still a bit light in the finish, but on a hot night it went down fairly crisp. Not rich or over the top. (389 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fine example of a clean American wheat beer and not a bad session ale. The aroma is not quite citrusy, but there's a floral note behind the sweet-smelling wheat and barley malt. The flavor has a slight sugar cookie taste to it upfront with more nuanced bread dough and clove notes in the finish. I'm not usually a big fan of the style, but this is very well done, right down the light (but not too light) body and smooth mouthfeel. I'd take another. (451 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color with golden banana yellow hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting cap.  Glass is left with large streaks and rings of soapy lacing.  

Sweet citrus aroma with hints of bready yeast and zesty spice.  Hints of peppery clove and orange peel but not much banana slight alcohol phenol character.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of zesty spice, bready yeast and sweet citrus fruit.  Very similar to the aroma with hints of wheat, bread yeast along with peppery clove, lemon zest and orange peel.  The spice character is prominent but the other notes still shine through.  Mineraly dry finish.  Clean and refreshing with a nice dry spicy character to give balance and complexity.  Good wheat beer for the summer.  Lacking in alcohol an banana flavor but still pretty solid.   (857 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (406 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes to Tolnik for this one.

Pours a nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little white head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some grassy notes, and spice. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, grassy notes, slight spice. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew. (302 characters)

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