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Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

435 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 34
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-24-2001)
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Photo of CMW
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale yellow in color and fairly translucent. Small head fades quickly.

S - Banana, clove, and earthy wheat.

T - Pretty straightforward taste really. Banana mixes well with the spices and finishes with a very slight bite from the carbonation.

M - Light and thin.

D - Very drinkable. While this beer is not breaking new ground in beer, they make this style well.

CMW, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look - golden in color, with some particulates floating around in it, probably the wheat particles. About a finger of off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - malty smell with the sweet hint of wheat. Maybe a little citrus too.

Taste and Mouthfeel - lovely wheat taste, subtle citrus flavor. Texture is great and well-balanced.

Drinkability - very easy to drink, not VERY complex, but good-tasting.

Nerudamann, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of iSip
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wheat beers. I never used to like them, until I took a trip to Belgium and had a Hoegaarden on the Grand-Place. Now I nearly exclusively drink Vitamin H (Vitamin Hefewisen) during the summer. It's gotten to the point that I can't wait for summer to come to clear the IPA's out of the fridge and stock up on a variety of my favorite wheats. I have taste tested many side by side, and the Odell Easy Street Wheat is my standard. With a fine head and medium blond color, it's got the perfect blend of sweetness and citrusy tang that make wheat beers so good. I can easily drink a few Easy Streets when it's a nice day out on the deck.

iSip, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of Onenote81
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome bottle tossed-in from readbaron recently. Thanks!

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy deep gold with a moderate foamy white head on top. Bits of lace drip down the glass edge. The aroma carries notes of yeast, orange, bread, and honey. Nice.

Good mellow body; ample carbonation. Light feel. Well-crafted combination of sweet bread, mild yeast, faintly tart citrus tones, and smooth oats. Great refreshing beer! This is a beer I would crave all through the summer months. Wish I had access to it locally.

Onenote81, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of Pahn
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Best by 4/25/11. Included as an extra from generous trader, codewarrior.

Appearance: Free pour (with 1/3 bottle yeast swirl as directed on the bottle) yields a one inch fluffy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a tight lacing ring. Pours a hazy orange juice orange and leaves a few small arches of lacing.

Smell: Herbal, yeasty, and mild citrus notes. Airy effervescence. The somewhat vague, orangy citrus has some boldness to it, though overall the smell is a little faint, especially for the style.

Taste: Light flavor up front, the same citrus and mild hops from the nose, some nice bitterness, leading to a big yeasty/bready bite in the end.

I'm really appreciating the lack of sweetness in the beer; I hate wheat beers as cloying sweetness bombs. It finishes slightly dry and is overall very juicy, which gives the beer a very succulent, satisfying character.

Could definitely argue for a higher score for taste. I'm "only" giving it a 4.0 because there could be a greater depth of flavor, but the mild citrus, bitterness, yeast, and breadiness work extremely well together.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Juicy but not watery. Very carbonated but not distracting. Slight dryness at the end. Overall, the mouthfeel elevates the beer significantly.

Drinkability: Very refreshing beer. Could easily have many of these, especially in Summer. Would go great with light food.

This is a finely crafted American wheat. I would imagine that Odell sells a lot of this, and rightly so.

Pahn, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of jowilant
4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle to tall pilsner glass.

A - This unfiltered wheat presents with a distinct and attractive cloudiness, which is contrasted against an orange hue. There is something very pleasing about an unfiltered light-bodied beer which creates a very earthy sense.

S - You absolutely understand the description of a yeasty nose with Easy Street. Very earthy and yeasty, supporting the cloudy appearance.

T - Extremely drinkable and satisfying taste that is very well-balanced. As a result of the yeast a very carbonated beer, creating a lot of action on your tongue upon first impression. The combination of slight dryness with a fruity hint is very satisfying.

M - The high level of carbonation generates a lot of activity in the mouth.

D - Drinkabilty for Easy Street is off the charts. The balance of this beer is accomplished by slight hints of fruit, dryness, earthiness/yeastiness, and carbonation. Perfectly balanced wheat.

jowilant, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of codewarrior
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz from a 6-pack, poured into a snifter.

Picked this up as part of a mixed case while up at the brewery for the Mountain Standard '10 release (and to return some contaminated '10 BBS). Freshness date reads 4/25/11.

L: Clear auburn with half-a-finger soapy white head. Nothing wrong here, nothing indicating greatness either. Just looks good.

S: Crisp, clean, cold, wheat. Very clean, no bitter after-smell like in a belgian wit, just unfiltered american wheat-y goodness.

T: Starts out fat and wide wheatiness, cleans up into a focused sweet and simple middle. Finish is crisp with a hint of corn? Pretty good, if a touch bland in comparison to a world-class american unfiltered what like Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer.

F: A touch heavier than I'd like, but smooth and still quite refreshing.

D: If it weren't for Boulevard's Unfiltered Wheat beer, this would be a go-to wheat. Still an understated and elegant attempt, pretty standard fare for Odell.

codewarrior, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My buddy brought this for me from Colorado. For a non-hoppy wheat beer, this is the best I've ever had from an American Wheat.

First, there is a slight fruitiness to the beer, mainly in the aftertaste. Most wheats are bland as all get out. That fruitiness is subtle enough for this to be an incredibly easy-drinker. But it is strong enough to make me want to sip it again and again.

Incredibly well done.

GeoffFromSJ, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Thorpe429, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

drabmuh, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before 12/20/10.

12oz. bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Easy Street is an unfiltered wheat beer and, even before opening it, I can see an appreciable amount of yeast/sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

That said, it should come as no surprise that it is a hazy cloudy pale yellow color. I poured it as instructed by the label by swirling in the sediment. The head is creamy smooth but settles with a couple of minutes.

The aroma is sweet and wheaty (I just made a new word) and has a great light lemon citrus that brings a nice freshness.

Flavor is very good as well. I've probably had more German than American wheat beers over the past year so this comes a little as a surprise: no cloves, no bananas, and no German yeast esters, obviously. What it does have is a very clean, fresh, smooth what base with just a hint of citrus. Not as complex as the Germans but just as tasty in its own right.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied with a creamy smooth texture that likely comes from the unfiltered sediment and lower carbonation.

Overall a fantastic, easy-drinking, lighter summer ale. Certainly worth a try if you're into this style. I can't imagine why it doesn't score higher here. Maybe because it isn't 10%+ ABV and it doesn't have over 80 IBU.

GilGarp, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of hopsyum
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not particularly fond of wheat beers in general because I find them to be too fruity or sweet. This beer is much better balanced, and has more acidity which I like.

From bottle, into a tall pilsner glass.

A- I love an unfiltered beer. It makes me feel like I am drinking something other than carbonated piss. This beer has a nice orangy hue almost like orange juice, but less thick and carbonated obviously.

S- Nothing too exciting here, but lots of lemon which makes my mouth water!

T- Yum! What a refreshing beer. Well balanced, with slight sweetness of the wheat offset by lemon or other acidic flavors.

M- Great mouthfeel. The fact that it is unfiltered gives it a nice body which is pleasing to drink. The aftertaste is mostly acidic, and the fact that it stays around is nice.

D- This is where the beer shines. I really enjoy drinking these, and they go down quite well. Honestly, there is never a bad time to drink this beer besides maybe in arctic winter. After a rough day skiing, climbing into a hot tub and knocking back a few of these is...well...heaven.

Overall a very enjoyable wheat beer, especially coming from someone who is not hugely fond of this type of beer.

hopsyum, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of gregshead
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy blond colored, half finger of head which leaves pretty quickly

S - Smell of lemon, bread from the malts.

T - Tastes like a wheat beer with a little bit of lemon. Nothing too distinct in this beer but a very easy drink. No pun intended.

M -In a positive way, you can feel the haziness in the mouthfeel.

D - Overall an enjoyable wheat beer but not one that I would pick out of a crowd of wheat beers.

gregshead, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of armock
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is pretty light from whats there I get some citrus and wheat scents

T - Like the nose the flavor is light with citrus and wheat taste

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a pretty decent wheat beer not really much different than any other American Wheat

armock, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 10, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of champ103
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

champ103, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into the Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Pours a nice bright straw color with about a .75 inch head that recedes rapidly and has some medium sized bubbles. CO2 can be seen rushing up the bottom of the glass.

S - Delicious bready and grainy wheat aroma. Mild grassy aroma as well. Very straight foreword in terms of aroma. Grain, grain and grain.

T - Starts of with some nice bread flavor. Some mild sweet malt and then goes back to a grainy and almost grassy but delicious falvor. There is some mild hop bite at the end along with a familiar dry finish. Overall very delicious wheaty ale.

M & D - light body with good high co2. very drinkable

JoEBoBpr, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Cloudy peach, with swirling yeast and mild carbonation. A soapy dirty white cap retreats quickly to a thin film. Leaves a fair amount of lace.

S: Slightly musty with a lot of lemon rind along for the ride. A sourdough biscuit aroma rounds things out.

T: Simple, but pleasant. Lemon zest is the must prevalent flavor. A light clove bite adds a bit of spice. A biscuit flavor rounds things out. Finishes rather clean, with just a bit of leftover lemon.

M: The grainy body has a high level of prickly carbonation.

D: This is a nice light session beer. Yet the overall experience didn't do that much for me. Still, it's a good example of the style.

Rayek, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of SamN
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Grab bag (of sorts)-- six different brews, local hero Easy Street is on deck. Poured into a hefe glass.

A- Killer dark golden color; straw at edges, dark orange in the center. Poured properly, so it has a great cloudy creaminess to it, lots of yeast and sediment swirling around. Quartzen (is that a word?) head-- just off white, surprisingly thin but still slightly rocky, small lacing. A real American wheat, thank god.

S- First impressions is of Belgian beer- Duvel, specifically. Strong hoppy and clove scents. Surprisingly strong, I don't remember that aroma being this intense; I did swirl the hell out of it. Slight banana, coriander, anise, lemon, lots of tartness here.

T- Starts off rather bland and adjunt, but swells to an a more lemon citrus flavor. Not lots of the creaminess I look for in a wheat, but the Street makes up for it it with a remarkably hearty, refreshing character. This is a hit here in Collins for one reason-- this beer is goddamn good.

M- Exceptional mouthfeel for a wheat. More body than your usual APW with well balanced carbonation that does not burn the tongue, like some lesser examples of the style.

D- High notes for drinkability; the citrus and yeast make perfect pairs in the heat of summer. However, I feel the stronger-than-usual lemony flavors may become tiring and overpowering after a bunch of these.

Bottom line; Excellent brew from the excellent brewers at Odell's. See you all there this summer!

SamN, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with ArcTeryx aka Devin. Thanks again for everything! Poured from 12oz bottle. Review from notes.

A- Pours semi-hazy golden straw color. One finger bone white head that comes up fast and dies fast. Light soapy lacing left on sides of glass.

S- Nothing really pops out and is kind of a muted beer in the aroma. Grainy smell...grass and wheat notes. Light biscuity/crackery aroma. Light herbal hops as well.

T- Nice grainy/wheaty upfront to this. Light earthy feel toward middle with biscuity malts coming and going. Wheaty taste brings up the back end. Very enjoyable taste.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Wheaty taste left on palate and in aftertaste. Clean tasting all the way around.

D- Very enjoyable beer. Would love to get more of this. Nice sessionable wheat beer that would be a nice step for a macro drinker to have.

alleykatking, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Mora2000, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

scruffwhor, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Gueuzedude, Aug 08, 2009
Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.