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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 russpowell
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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

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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 WVbeergeek
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.98/5  rDev +5%
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.

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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 Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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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 Mebuzzard
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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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 Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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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 corby112
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
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.  

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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 Haybeerman
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy straw color. Poured a two finger creamy white head that dissipated slowly to leave a goo quarter inch. Thin lacing.

S: Mainly citrussy lemon with bread and yeast.

T: Wet grains and lemon zest. Lingering grain and lemon-citrus finish. Very slight spicy, hop.

M: A little thin overall and light carbonation, a little disappointed.

D: Very refreshing and very drinkable. Solid wheat beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours gold to amberslight haze, 1” white clingy persistent foam cap.
S: Light fruit, light grains.
T: Light tartness, fruit, hint of banana, fairly dry, yeast forward.
F: Creamy, medium body, slightly above average carbonation.
O: A full flavored, refreshing, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little darker look, copper and gold, more clarity than expected, aroma of wheat crackers.

Taste, surprisingly abundant. Big wheat flavor, more of the grassy and crackery vibe. Odell really has been coming on strong lately, ten years ago, wasn't all that impresssed with these guys(gals?). Just like this style more than hefe's, you get some of the citrus feel and just the slightest hop smack.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nater Berger da man!!!

Pours a lightly hazey golden sunshine and very light amber colro. The head is one finger after the pour, but recedes to film, and then to nothing after some drinking. The aroma is light bananas, pilsnery dry malt, and toasted wheat thins. The taste dry and faintly fruity from the yeasty bananas. The malt lends some thin crackery flavors. The finish is dry, satisfying, and begging you to take another sip.

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Photo of champ103
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright and hazy honey/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. The foam stays as a small cap throughout. Some sticky lace is left behind.
S: Husky wheat and yeast that is very musky. Lemon and grassy aromas.
T: At first very sweet. A surprising amount of caramel sweetness. Though eventually balances out with some husky wheat, hay, and grass. Citrus and lemon flavors. Very enjoyable.
M/D: A light to medium body. Very crisp and clean. Slightly dry as well. Very easy to drink. I can put a few away with no problem.

A very enjoyable wheat beer. Plenty of flavor that is subtle and nuanced. A good standby, and something that I would Recommend.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to prAna for this one. This is possibly the least wheaty Wheat beer I have tried. Pours a very foggy orangish-yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of light hops, straw, and citrus. The flavor is very light and carbonated and was more reminiscent of a Lager than a Wheat. Strange. Tasted of mellow hops and not much else. Dry finish. Not very impressed with this one.

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Photo of morimech
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sort of a cross between a American wheat beer and a hefeweizen. The label on the bottle encourages the swirling of the bottle to get the yeast in the beer. But the result is sort of an underwhelming hefeweizen. The flavors from the yeast just are not strong enough for my liking. The flavors are nice however and it is a very easy drinking beer. The result is much better than most American wheat ales.

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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 Reagan1984
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Time for a nice light summer beer. Odell’s Easy Street it is!! Picked up this bottle while in Phoenix, AZ on a recent business trip. Bottle is stamped 6/30/11 so we are within the freshness window.

Poured with a wispy pale white head that faded rather quickly. The initial pour was a clear light gold color, but this became hazy as I swirled in the sediment. Light orange hints of color. Some splotchy lacing.

Aroma is very delicate and fresh. Light citrus and perhaps a hint of orange. Light wheat and a hint of yeast.

Very light flavor. Mostly light citrus like the aroma and a light wheat bread flavor. Finishes with a crisp finish that leaves you wanting more. Goes down so easy its scary.

Light refreshing mouth feel. Perhaps a touch watery if you focus on it.

A very drinkable beer. Fine, but not a lot of character. This is not a dis at the style as I believe some more yeast and wheat character would have made this much more interesting.

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