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Odell Easy Street Wheat | Odell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 01-24-2001

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Reviews: 176 | Ratings: 533
Photo of merlin48
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy golden body with a tall vanilla head. Excellent retention and ample clingy lacing. Aroma is mostly clove, with notes of wheat, yeast, and banana. Mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated with a light medium body. Taste is spicy clove and coriander with citrusy lemon and green banana mingling with light notes of yeast and wheat. Good example of one of my least favorite styles.

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Photo of cafemondegar
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with not much head to speak of, and one could mistake it for orange juice, from the color. The aroma has a citrus quality quite unlike orange juice, though. It reminds you of lactic acid.
The taste is a mixture of hops and wheat, a good balance of both. Mouthfeel is great but I feel it could use a tad bit more body. I really like the taste and at just 5% ABV and with its delightful aftertaste, you can easily have this beer on the tap when you invite people over for a barbecue. If I went to the horriblest bar in the world that had only the worst beers, if they have Odell's Easy Street Wheat, I know I will have a good time :)

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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 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 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 WaveRebel51
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical initial characteristics of a wheat beer. Pale gold with the attractive haziness typical of unfiltered brews, the aroma was faint but the taste, which included a nice hearty mix of malts, wheat and fruits was very unique and very enjoyable.

Seems like most wheats get their taste from a citrusy spice which usually requires a slice of lemon or orange to bring it out, but the flavor here stood out on its own.

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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 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 BigRedN
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass following the instructions on the label. It is a nice touch to see that information on the label. The beer is a cloudy yellow, dark gold. A nice fluffy white head, nearly 1 inch, forms on the beer. The head fades over time to a solid cover on the liquid with some good lacing. Overall a good looking wheat beer.

Smell: Scents of yeast and breadiness abound. Faint grainy malt. Also some citrousy aromas, dominated by lemon.

Taste: Will not wow anyone. Just a decent drinking beer. Some lemony citrousy flavors, with a slight sweetness, and a little malty. There is nothing bitter or hoppy here. To me just a slightly better than average wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: A very smooth, almost slick, with a medium body.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, good summer quaffer. I will likely purchase again.

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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 NBake
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured aggressively into a pint glass (of course swirling the last 1/3 just as the label suggests) to build a 1 inch creamy white head on top of the cloudy straw colored liquid. Leaves some thin lacing. Seems drinkable enough. On to the smell!

S: I'm picking up some general wheat malt smell, along with some lemon. Smell isn't spectacular, but I wasn't expecting anything crazy from a wheat.

T: Seems more malty than most with a little lemon zing and a lingering grainy and lemony finish. I also noticed a little spicy, hoppy character, but no hop flavor. More flavorful than many wheat beers I've had, however.

M: This one is thin, with little carbonation, but somehow begs you to drink more and more. I dig it.

D: Easy Street is crazy refreshing, and I think I could drink gallons in the summer. It has a great flavor profile and is very balanced. I'm not usually a huge fan of wheat beers, but this one has definitely grown on me.

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

Had during my trip to Denver since not available in Texas. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Label had a best by date. It had a yellowish, light honey color. It had a thin head with good carb. It had a good APWA smell with sweet malt and a worty smell. The mouthfeel was good. The taste was really good for the style. Was smooth and easy drinking and would be a good session beer. I always have at least a couple when I visit Colorado. Really wish I could get here. Recommend trying. These beers aren't going knock you over with their taste but for what they are this one is really good. (4, HR, T, Y, session)

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Photo of Bobikel
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a very pale gold, befor the yeast is added. After adding the yeast is added more of a muddy yellow color is present. A smallish head forms with a hard pour. Retention is good, as is lacing.

Smell - Yeasty and bready, with hints of apricots and white pepper. I can't seep to find any hops.

Taste - Slightly tart wheat, and malt dance around the mouth to great effect. With the wheat dominating after swallowing. A little bannanna and clove from the yeast, but it doesn't over power at all. A slight bitterness creeps around in the middle, lingers, and cleanses the pallate after swallowing. This is a nice wheat beer.

Mouthfeel - Thin and slick, slightly creamy. About par for the style.

Drinkability - An easy drinking wheat, that is as refreshing as it is quaffable. And at 4.6% ABV. lends its self nicely to long summer drinking sessions, possibly on a boat with a grill....

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Easy Street Wheat pours a murky off-yellow color, traces of gold-like sediments that will be quickly absorbed by the bubbling carbonation. Wheats, fresh lemon juice and on-off notes of grainy hops. Toasty wheat malts with a fair amount of carbonation. Sweet citrus tones, orange and lemon zest. Medium in body, powdery light yeast tones and as it warms, some yeast, bread and floral hops. The finish is dry and sweety-sour; great flavorings and a pretty decent wheat ale.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a glowing hazy dirty yellow with a fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lemoney wheat.

The flavor is a little citrus with a grainy earthy wheat flavor. It has a lightly bitter citric finish. The mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation and is a little watery.

Overall, I don't really care for American wheat beers, but this is a well done version. I'm happy to grab it at places where more adventurous micros aren't available.

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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 SuperSpy
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice hazy straw color. A thick and bubbly white head that disappeared quickly. Typical head of American wheat. Why can't American brewers get that nice rocky hefeweizen head? This is an American wheat so don't interpret that comment as something negative.

S - A very earthy aroma with a hint of sweet cool melons, cantaloupes and honey dew.

T - A very earthy taste mixed with some sweet fruits. A little apple, even some of those melon flavors picked up in the aroma. Hard to place a name of the sweet fruit flavor but it's there. This is one really tasty brew!

M - Not overlly carbonated and very light.

The drinkability factor is way up on this beer. Despite the fact that there really isn't much complexity this beer is quite tasty and very refreshing. If this were available in Texas it would be a regular summertime resident in my refrigerator.

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Photo of dfried
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw yellow in color. Decent sized white head that stuck around pretty well as it died down. Wheaty, bready, earthy aroma, that was realtivly sweet and fruity. The taste was a lot like wheaty lemon grass, yeasty and bready but with at citrus and lemon-like zing. A fair amount of fruity bubbble gum flavor as well. It was a lot like standard American hefes, but with more fruity rich flavor. Tangy, but not too much mouthfeel. Very drinkable. One of the best American wheat beers I have had.

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Photo of JoeyHotrod
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better American Brewed wheat beers.. at least in terms of what I've been able to sample. A little more substance all around.

The pour: simply lovely. Nice and cloudy orange apperance and a very nice lingering head to boot. Belgian lace throughout the entire glass.

The taste was wheaty with a hint of citrus. The citrus was held in check and fairly tame given the style. This is both good and bad, as sometimes I find myself really enjoying a citrus feel to my wheat beers and other times find myself not enjoying it as much.

For what it's worth, there's enough here to keep me pleased regardless of whether I'm craving a more citrus flavor profile or not.

The drinkability factor is solid with this one. It goes down easy and while it's not the most complex beer in the world, there's enough here to keep the drinker pleased. Could see myself easily drinking three or four of them, with little worry about getting bored in the process.

Still feel that The Germans are the undisputed kings in the world of wheat beers, but this is a pretty solid beer regardless and much better than most beers, in a style I find boring overall.

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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 thaichile
2.06/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a smidge hazy yellow/gold with no much of a head. Aroma is grains, a little skunky. Flavor is thin, slight citrus flavors and wheat mustiness. I am coming to the conclusion that American Wheats are not my thing. Thanks to jhammerly for the bottle.

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Photo of karst
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy pale yellow until you add the last 1/3 with a strong swirl before draining the 12 oz bottle into the 0.5 L sohm Erdlinger glass @ 50°F. Two fingered head lingers long with some lace. A little plain to the nose but very nice drinking. Seems mostly about malts offering a very drinkable flavor. Hops are just noticable drying mild sweetness at the finish.

This is what you brew if your not trying to offend anyones palate. Best by 11.24.06

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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 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 ChrisA
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My friend really enjoys wheat beers. He usually drinks Bristol's Beehive or Blue Moon. I encouraged him to try something new. He picked up this six-pack and I'm glad he did. Very nice wheat beer. Poured a nice unfiltered cloudy gold. A slight head takes away from the appearance. Good aroma and an enjoyable malt profile. Nice crisp finish. I don't typically prefer wheat beers, but this was a good change of pace. Very refreshing, but I think I'll have an IPA next.

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Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.