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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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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 MOShepp
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cloudy medium yellow after adding the yummy yeast. Small stiff head that lasted a while.

Aromas of bread dough, lemons and a raw floral smell, and you can smell the yeast.

The bread dough comes through right away and then the hops blend in nicely adding an interesting herbal/floral taste along with lemon. Very balanced.

Refreshing and intriguing, very easy to drink. A lot going on for a beer on the lighter side.

MOShepp, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of JDV
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

In trade as an extra from oxymoron. Thanks man!<BR>
Pours a gorgeous glowing, cloudy, thick bright orange color with a smallish white head and light lacing. Smell is very wheaty, slightly fruity and appealing. Taste is refreshing and very wheaty with a strong lingering wheat finish. Lightly tart in the middle with a hint of lemony brightness and a touch of yeastiness without much in the way of clove or spicing, which I really liked about it. Mouthfeel is fairly light, but suitable for the style and keeps it refreshing without being too thin. Drinkability is very good, and this is a very nice thirst quenching summer beer. I enjoyed it.

JDV, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of Kemmerlin
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden unfiltered color with a very thick creamy head and outstanding lacing on the glass.

S: Strong yeast notes with a slight lemon citrus and mint aroma but mostly yeast. Where's the wheat?

T: There's the wheat and a very sweet type of wheat taste at that. Also highlights some citrus and yeast notes in the aftertaste.

M/D: This beer just works magic in the mouth, creamy, smooth and packs just the right amount bite from the carbonation and hops. The drinkability if you couldn't tell already is great I could drink many of these and I have on many occasions.

Kemmerlin, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of Oxymoron
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Do they have Easy Buttons on Easy Street? With instructions on the bottle, I poured half into a glass of my choice, swirled and poured the rest in. Left a cloudy lemony yellow color with orange hues through out. A sudsy head that did relax to the side of the glass but eventually died down.

The nose is a combo of a American Wheat and a Hefe. Nice wheat notes with a light spice and the back side. Strong yeasty notes but not in an off way. Actually it enhances the wheat aroma. Some banana notes that mixes nicely with a peppery smell. Minor honey smells as well.

The taste is more in tuned to US Wheat than a Hefe, relative to the nose. A more balance between wheat and malt notes. Some wheat spice flavors with a oat like flavor. Minor honey and a touch of bready/biscuit flavors as well. The yeast flavors come out but are more their own identity. Again with a more US feel and some light yesters. More of a citrus lemon and orange flavor. Clean finish with a nice wheaty aftertaste.

The body is moderate with a nice silky note like you would get from oats. Really enhances the flavor but still easy drinking and not heavy at all. Overall a good wheat, not sure why this doesn't do better. I prefer over Oberon or Gumball Head.

Oxymoron, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of rye726
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hazy yellow color with a fizzed off white head. The nose has lots of wheat malts but also some good caramel and fruit presence. The taste also has a big wheat presence. Some light lemon citrus going on here as well. It goes down smooth and is a drinkable wheta beer. Average mouthfeel and body.

rye726, May 12, 2008
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a single with a mix pack direct from the brewery. I'm excited to have it as fresh as possible.

A: Poured a hazy golden color, lots of yeast in this one, nice white head about two inches thick, reduced to a billowy half inch pillow.

S: Wheat malts, citrus, definitely towards the lemon end of the spectrum, pleasantly fresh and crisp.

T: Smooth and wheaty up front, a hint of hops at the very end, nice citrusy twist, biting sour flavor hidden underneath everything, very faint, but very much like the style.

M: Very smooth in the mouth, little carbonation, and very wet and slippery.

D: Very drinkable and with such a low alcohol content this a great session beer. One of my favorites on a hot day, or when wanting to put back a great wheat beer. Very good.

pokesbeerdude, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of NatetheGreat
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: beautiful hazy goldenrod with ample white head and good lacing. Head does fade but leaves a small coating on top of beer.

S: yeast, lemon zest, fresh bread/wheat.

T: Crisp wheat with citrus, mainly lemon, edge. Yeasty throughout (I allowed the sediment in bottom of bottle to filter throughout the beer before pouring). Some sweetness (like a lemondrop), coupled with the citrus and balanced by the tartness from wheat is very tasty.

M: lively, crisp like a good wheat should be, IMO. Somewhat bubbly in the mouth, maybe a little course.

D: High drinkability - only problem might be getting tired of the mouthfeel or yeastyness.

NatetheGreat, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

barleywinefiend, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At Abigail's in Rocheport, MO.

A - Nicely poured, it had a foamy, white two-finger head. The beer was hazy and copper colored. Good lacing.

S - It smelled of citrus and wheat. Maybe a hint of clove/yeast.

T - It had a nice blend of wheat, citrus and spice.

M - It was sharp and crisp. It was very carbonated and light-bodied.

D - This was pretty good. I've had the bottle version before, but on tap it seemed better than my memory recalled.

zeff80, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of merlin48
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

merlin48, Jan 17, 2008
Photo of cafemondegar
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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 :)

cafemondegar, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of aggiearcher13
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

aggiearcher13, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of Romulus141
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Romulus141, Jul 25, 2007
Photo of RustyDiamond
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

RustyDiamond, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of WaveRebel51
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

WaveRebel51, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Mebuzzard, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.18/5  rDev -17%
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.

ClockworkOrange, Jun 01, 2007
Photo of BigRedN
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

BigRedN, May 24, 2007
Photo of BretSikkink
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

BretSikkink, May 12, 2007
Photo of NBake
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

NBake, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of TexIndy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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)

TexIndy, Mar 05, 2007
Photo of Bobikel
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
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....

Bobikel, Feb 26, 2007
Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

GeoffRizzo, Jan 17, 2007
Photo of Beaver13
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Beaver13, Nov 11, 2006
Photo of aaronh
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

aaronh, Nov 09, 2006
Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.