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Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Easy Street Wheat

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BA SCORE
86
very good

379 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%


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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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle enjoyed in Fort Collins, but not at the brewery. Nice looking wheat, clear and glowing gold. Not overly complex, but the flavors are crisp, clean, and vibrant. Black pepper, grass, and lemon peel mingle beautifully with the crackery wheat. A hint of herbal bitterness keeps it dry and interesting. Quality, easy going, low impact beer with just enough oomph to stand up to the fish taco that I paired it with.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 17:41:12 | More by bump8628
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy deep golden color. A Frothy white head sits on top and dissipates slowly to a chunky film. Loads of soapy sticky lacing. The beer smells slightly sweet with traces of malt grains and maybe even faint orange peel. The taste is very clean and balanced. Sweet malts hit first, followed by a mellow, faint hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a clean finish.

Overall, a very solid wheat beer. Very sessionable and clean tasting.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 23:19:22 | More by JuicesFlowing
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dsmcva00

Alaska

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a 4 oz sampling glass

A - Poured a yellow-orange, unfiltered color leaving a short head (some froth). Average carbonation.

S – A light scent of sweet citrus and banana.

T - A taste of sweet malt and biscuits followed by some spiciness with a slightly earthy finish.
M – Medium body that remains wet throughout the tasting experience.

D – One of the sweeter wheat beers lacking the spicy coriander that some beers seem to focus on. Very refreshing and on the light side as far as filling me up. The mouthfeel is of a medium-bodied beer. Interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 02:48:17 | More by dsmcva00
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to an Odell's Easy Street glass :) Poured 3/4 of bottle into glass, twirled the remaining 1/4 to mix yeast, poured into glass.

A: After mixing the yeast the beer transformed from translucent to a cloudy opaque as the yeast mixed in. 2 fingers of white head with noticeable lacing.

S: The yeast aroma was overpowering to the point where I could not detect any other aromas. I realize that this is due to my twirling of the yeast. On-tap the beer has a noticeable difference but this review is specific to the bottle.

T: Begins with strong sweet wheat and malt flavors with some yeast characteristic. Finishes crisp and sweet.

M: It's a heavy wheat for sure fairly smooth.

D: Very drinkable beer. Easy to reach for another upon drinking.

Overall, not my favorite American Wheat but it's a very solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-13-2011 16:34:38

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 17:41:20 | More by hopfacebrew
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +27.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:41:55 | More by kylehay2004
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Dmart1223

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Okay, so I'm a bit biased. This has been my favorite wheat beer for as long as I've cared about a beer's taste over its ability to get me wasted.

Without the yeast, the beer pours a bright hay yellow with a think white head. But add the yeast? It transforms to a deep, cloudy gold. When stirred, that yeast spins lazily around in dark plumes, making the beer look like what I imagine I'd see gazing into those orbs from the modern version of "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Who can honestly say they can take that much away from the look of a beer?

The smell is fresh, clean, with hints of lemon. And the taste is surprisingly thick and balanced, with very little bitterness and a slight citrus kick. The malt makes it taste full, but not bready. It finishes clean.

Overall it's the perfect beer to take for granted. Slightly sweet, smooth and easy to drink (especially with pizza), it's easy to overlook the time it must've taken to make the beer taste so simple and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 00:26:00 | More by Dmart1223
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 14:39:36 | More by mikesgroove
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a medium white head. Smell is a whiff of coriander, followed by some raw grain. Taste is citrus up front, followed by bread finishing with some mild yeast. Mouthfeel is average. Overall a good beer, though a bit ho hum.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 03:55:01 | More by tronester
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 22:46:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow with a creamy, white head.

Smells of pilsner malt, small ester notes...not a lot in the nose.

The taste is sweet up front with some malt character in the middle that leads into a strong orange flavor. It's simple and refreshing.

Lighter body that is crisp and smooth.

I find this to be a find wheat beer that is easy to drink but not particularly engaging.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 13:09:15 | More by TenHornsProud
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold with not as big of a white head as I would have liked.

The smell is simple. I pick up some wheat and some very slight fruit which I'm not sure if it's from the yeast or hops to be honest.

The taste is veryy malty. It's pretty much all that I pick up, but some ever so light cirtus comes through as it warms.

Amazing body which is the highlight for sure.

Nothing stands out on this beer but I think that's why I like it. Not the best but by far not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 22:52:06 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 14:50:30 | More by Kegatron
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with creamy thin white head. Good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is of sweet wheat, a touch of citrus, and fresh cut grass. The taste follows with a strong, sweet bready wheat backbone, a hint of banana, orange peel zest, black pepper and faint hint of clove. Very well balanced, medium bodied, and refreshing. Great summertime beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 20:12:34 | More by JayS2629
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We sampled this one at the Odell Taproom with some friends, a few Saturdays ago. Poured a hazy dark golden color with a decent white head. Aromas of citrus and bready yeast. On the palate, this one is light bodied and very refreshing, with citrus, yeast and wheat. One of the better wheat offerings out here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 07:52:25 | More by emmasdad
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
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.  

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 11:12:07 | More by corby112
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 22:38:03 | More by Reagan1984
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lawlerj

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass.

A - pours a hazy goldenrod. Smallish head, dissipates quickly - leaves a little collar with a bit of foam bubling at the top. Appears to be well carbonated.

S - wheat and yeast dominate, with citrus and possibly some banana notes underlying. Some malt in the mix as well. Very nice.

T - bready and biscuity wheat flavors up front with a burst of citrus at the end. Spice? Maybe.

M - smooth, silky body paired w/ nice carbonation. Very pleasing and quite enjoyable.

O - overall, a very nice beer. I had some time ago but have forgotten how solid it is. The aroma in particular was very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 22:56:16 | More by lawlerj
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Back home now, pouring this into a Pint glass.

A slightly hazed yellow color. Small white head. Minimal retention an lacing, even for style.

Smells of nice lemony citrus over a wheat malt note. The taste is about the same. The fact that this isn't crazy busy is actually nice and refreshing. When a beer is a one-trick-pony, it's always nice when that trick is well-executed.

The body is medium with more carbonation than the looks suggest.

Overall, this is pretty easy to drink. The light sweetness of the malt with the lemony citrus finish is nice and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 23:41:49 | More by AleWatcher
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bbkd3b

California

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, golden body sits in the glass with a pretty little head. Wafts of yeast and wheat scents are immediately carried up to the nose on the advised 2/3's pour... Certainly an attractive start. Further aroma has a hint of citrus and a sweet, smooth maltiness to round it off. Very potent smell, and a very good one at that.

This brew's chock full of delicious! Heavy citrus and wheat balance each other out. Tart, but not quite full-blown sour flavor doesn't overwhelm the tastebuds. Light, easy body carries the beer to the back of the tongue, slowly letting the wheat do the talking along the way. Clean finish rounds things off nicely as the lacing let's me know it's almost time to call this one finished. That'll be a sad moment, but so it goes...

Overall/notes - This is the American Wheat I've been waiting for! Finally, a clean, easy beer with massive amount of flavor. Definitely a summer beer in my book, and hell, I could drink this anytime regardless. Fantastic first go-around with Odell... I look forward to the rest of the brews that await me in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 22:53:18 | More by bbkd3b
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 00:23:09 | More by tempest
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olympuszymurgus

California

2.78/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 02:10:26 | More by olympuszymurgus
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rrski198

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly cloudy yellow colored ale. SMall white head that disapeared quickly. Big huge bubbles that clung to the bottom of the glass and rose tothe top fast.

S: light malt and heavy yeast smell. Awesome fruity aroma that doesn't overpower the beer. Its a spicy aroma, like maybe lemon peel. Some wheat are to "banana" scented, this is not so and i like it.

T: Biting beer. Quick spicy bite that is surprising due to the low ABV. The yeast is absolutely the key here. Good flavor.

M: Round and full with a spice bite again on the gums. Good carbonation.

O: A nice refreshing beer. I do like it for a style I usually shy away from.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 01:16:52 | More by rrski198
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rawfish

California

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Odell shaker pint using bottle instructions (pour 3/4 of bottle, swirl then pour the remaining containing the sediment into the glass. Transformation is instant from golden translucent to a muddy stream type of cloudiness. A pillowy soft 2 finger head results from the two pour combination white with decent retention and light lacing.

Aroma is rather earthy lemon grass hops, grains and light malt all mixed with a yeast backing. Rather dark and raw, a stark deviation from most other wheats which are bright and citrusy.

Taste is also rather earthy, light malt bill with a coarse grainy taste. Starts bright with citrus and lemon tartness and evolves slowly into a wheat twang and light malt. Then rather heavy with earthy hops for balance and a yeast aftertaste that lingers on the palate for some time. Not sweet at all, refreshing yet carries some heft.

Odd. Drinks a little heavy because of all the sediment but feels watery and thin on the palate. Adequate carbonation but not incredible lively. Could use more bubble to kick this thing up.

This wheat gives the feel really of being down to earth, its raw and organic while still being refreshing and crisp. A more sophisticated wheat than the filtered varieties that pop out around summer and does well as a hefewiessen without the fruity character.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 03:01:45 | More by rawfish
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Clearish (especially for a wheat beer) golden yellow body. Only the sediment at the bottom of the bottle adds fogginess. A small amount of visible carbonation bubbles floating up. Don't usually see those in hefes. Floaters too. Thick white head with medium retention and great lacing.

Smell - Different. Particularly lemon/lime-peel. Most hefes are usually more like orange/banana, but this one is definitely lemon peel. Very dry. A little too faint.

Taste - Wow. Definite lemon peel. Should have seen that one coming. The lemon peel lasts until the aftertaste but is not bitter. Very pleasing. No off flavors. Perfect balanced.

Mouthfeel - Extremely velvety texture. One of the best mouthfeels of any beers I've ever had.

Drinkability - Very interesting beer. The perfect mouthfeel, combined with the smooth easiness of the flavor, and great aftertaste make the drinkability of this beer very high.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 13:30:31 | More by ZenAgnostic
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Rich golden yellow. Love how clear it is before the yeast is agitated and added and I love the cloudiness the yeast adds. Like a tequila sunrise sans grenadine. Bready thick head. Decent lace.

S: A little chalky/dry. Fruity (orange essence.)

T: A good bitter powers through the thickness of the wheat. Only a touch of citrus comes across. Full. Rich. Excellent.

M: Very nicely viscous. Creamy.

D: One of my absolute favorites of this style. Will patronize this one much during the summer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 18:44:14 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
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