Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Easy Street Wheat

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BA SCORE
86
very good

489 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 47
Gots: 67 | 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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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of blakelive784
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

Photo of homebrew311
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of KajII
3.22/5  rDev -16.1%
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 -1%
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.

Photo of falloutsnow
2.8/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Photo of Breen
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour/Appearance:
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.

Photo of Ben4881
4.85/5  rDev +26.3%
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>

Photo of arizcards
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from Total Wine in late June for $7.99. Best by 9/5/12.

Beer poured a cloudy golden color with a decent white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is of wheat and grass and not much else.

Taste has a nice wheat backbone with a wonderful accent of lemongrass.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a nice carbonation that makes it refreshing.

Overall this is one of the better Wheat Ales i have tried. Odell does a great job with making true session beers flavorful. Great brew for around the pool when it is 105 out!

Photo of ShabbyX
1.68/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Six pack acquired at a Denver liquor store.

Pours thin, similar to an American lager, vaguely cloudy. Not much head.

Nose - not much.

Palate - an American wheat, strangely hopped?

Mouthfeel is negligible, aftertaste is nasty- grassy, vaguely sour.

Photo of kagent777
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this bottle in Denver on a trip, with a bottle date of 4-5-12. A little out of date but poured into my beer goblet with a swirl.

Appearance: A nice orangish opaque beer due to the yeast suspension. This one has a few larger specks that may be due to the age of the bottle.

Smell: Not terribly strong in the scent category. I get a vague wheat, some spiciness I suspect from the hops and yeast. A light citric note as well.

Taste: This is a thirst quencher. A more pronounced wheat in the taste, with the other flavors noted in the smell. As suspected, I think this may be a little beyond its best. Not bad, but not great either. I will hunt down another bottle.

Mouthfeel: The suspended yeast add to the solidity of the mouthfeel. The carbonation is OK as is the light to medium body.

Overall: I wish I had not let this one sit so long. This one is supposed to be really good and I found it only ok.

Photo of bump8628
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of dsmcva00
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
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

Photo of kylehay2004
4.87/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

Photo of Dmart1223
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of tronester
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
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

Photo of TenHornsProud
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.