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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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454 Ratings

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 35
Gots: 48 | 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 Bitterbill
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired in a trade with Wastach as an extra. Thanks John!

It pours a hazy straw yellow with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell has notes of wheat and some light lemon zest.

The taste is of wheat, light bread, and a light flavour of lemon near and through the finish.

The mouthfeel is on the low end of medium as is the carbonation.

Drinkability? I'm not a big fan of Pale Wheats but this is satisfying enough and quite easy to drink.

Btw, excellent head retention and very good lacing for the style.

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes to Tolnik for this one.

Pours a nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little white head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some grassy notes, and spice. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, grassy notes, slight spice. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew.

Photo of theghost3
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden with a thin white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is strong of sweet breads, very wheaty with lemon & yeast. The taste is sweet--wheat, lemon, light fruits. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean.

Very drinkable pale wheat. This is highly sessionable & goes great with pizza.

Photo of johnd513
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice golden yellow with a small white head that quickly disappears. Smells of bread, wheat, banana's and lemon peel. The taste is fresh and clean with lemon and yeasty flavors. The mouthfeel has light body and finishes clean. Drinkability is very good, i could easily drink a few of these. It's snowing here in Marquette, MI on the evening of March 31st. If I were on the beach on a nice sunny day I would drink these the whole day through. Not as good as Bell's Oberon in my opinion but still a damn good beer.

Photo of indiapaleale
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful bright golden yellow that is a nice shade of hazy with a rather thin white head that looks fairly creamy.

Smell is grassy, hay, some citrus/lemon and faintly sweet.

Taste is bready,a bit of a corn taste, some bitter citrus and not a whole lot else. This is a very smooth clean wheat beer.

I am thinking this would be an excellent beer on a warm summer evening out on the back deck.

Thanks to JMBSH for this one and the other Odells he sent in a recent trade. You rock.

Photo of climax
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured this 12 ounce bottle the way the men and women at Odell told me too....that being said:

look was cloudy yellow, you could see the yeast settle in the light. head wasnt too large

smell was predominantly bread.... just like wheat bread actually (kinda made me wanna samich). after the buds got through that, there were subtle hop flavors and hints of citrus and banana

taste was wheaty obviously, a smidge of hop snap towards the end, flavor wasn't intense but always very smooth and refreshing, clean finish

nice medium body to this, carbonation was just enough to keep it crisp throughout. smooth drinkin

helluva wheat beer as far as i'm concerned. i could take it easy and drink alot of this...

Photo of BedetheVenerable
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop-top with classic Odell label and a nice little ditty about pouring the beer

Appearance: Nice cloudy dark gold beer with nice white cap that soon recedes to a dense film with nice lacing

Smell: Nice, fresh wheat, mild yeasty tones, and lots of fresh lemon peel

Taste: Nice wheat overtones and lemon crème...fresh, simple, citrusy, and refreshing...dead on for the style

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: Highly drinkable, fresh, citrusy, wonderful summer beer...definitely one of the best examples of the style...I still prefer the typical estery/phenolic Bavarian Hefeweizen stylistically, but for an American Pale Wheat, this is absolutely as good as it gets

Photo of acelin
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This replaced my years long favorite.

Serving Type: Bottle, but poured into a glass with the last little bit swirled around then poured in. Follow the instructions on the bottle.

Appearance: Lighter in color than most Wheat Beers, almost like Blue Moon but much cloudier.

Smell: Lots of banana tinged smells, very sweet smelling. You can smell the hops they used more so than say Boulevard Wheat.

Taste: here is where I wish they had a 6.0-Amazing rank. This beer is over-the-top good with taste. If you like wheat, white, or Belgian beers, this is for you. Congrats Odell Brewery, you have created a beer that is sweet, thick, has many flavors ( not a boring wheat beer) and is super drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Very thick throughout, very satisfying.

Drinkability: A must try.

Photo of HeroJH
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great wheat beer. Better on tap. And I remember being phenomenal on tap at the brewery, cause it was so fresh I'm assuming. But this review is out of a bottle. It has the yeast on the bottom that should be swirled up when you have a couple fingers worth in the bottom, and then poured in.

A- Great color for a wheat beer. And nice unfiltered look as that yeast mixes in.

S- You can actually smell wheat!!! Smells like a piece of sweet wheat bread.

T- Light and clean. I wish it had more flavor, but this style doesn't often have a ton. Wheat and malt on the finish.

M- Clean and slightly dry.

D- Very good. Real easy to drink. Such a clean and refreshing Wheat with enough flavor and aroma to keep my interest for a few.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy orange with a big white head that shows decent retention and leaves some nice lace on the pint glass.

S - Orange meringue and apricot baby food. A little underassertive.

T - Fruity, fresh, and yeasty. This is tasty enough, but I cracked this thinking it was a hefe, but it has none of those characteristics and my initial thought was "American Pale Wheat Ale."

M - Light bodied but firm, this is foamy in the carbonation department and it finishes fruity and clean with a hint of sugar.

D - Not bad. Forgettable maybe, but not bad.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell's Easy Street Wheat pours the typical cloudy orange-gold body of a classic Bavarian hefe-weizen beneath a short but creamy head of bright white. The carbonation is at a standard level, however, and the head retention isn't quite as good as might be expected.

The aroma is wheaty, and perhaps a touch fruity from the yeast (apricot), but there are no real phenolics to speak of and it's clear that this is an American, and not Bavarian, wheat ale.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a delicately effervescent, median carbonation that leaves it creamy once warmed.

The flavor is as the nose suggests. It's sweetish upfront, and full of wheat flavor, backed by some soft yeasty fruitiness and a suggestion of yeasty peppery spice. Some herbal hops appear across the middle, and then it finishes dry and a slight touch mineralish with a hint of swirling pepper in the background and a short lingering note of wheaty malt.

Full of flavor, and fairly lively, Easy Street is a refreshing and enjoyable American take on a classic style. It's perfectly balanced, and it offers more than enough character to keep it interesting beyond one serving. Kudos!

Photo of tmitch75
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with big rocky head and good lacing. Smells nice and wheaty with grassy hops and a touch of lemon, very appetizing.

Flavor is straightforward, clean and very much to-style. Crisp with light body.

This is a strong wheat beer, nothing out of the ordinary but very refreshing and a good example of the style.

Tasted on 8/1/08.

Photo of MTNboy
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It had a bit of a head but disappeared super quickly and there was not much for lace. The body was an orange hazy color and gets little lighter towards the bottom of the glass. It smells a little bit malty and beany. It has mild flavor for a wheat beer. It has a grainy and biscuit like aftertaste. It is easy to drink but very mild on flavor. Very refreshing.

Photo of GeoffM
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured like the bottle says, with the last one-third or so swirled in the bottle before being poured into the glass.

Appearance - Uninspiring and dull, cloudy orange (it's an unfiltered beer) with a head that starts out relatively large but soon diminishes completely.

Smell - A wonderful yeast or dough or wheat smell dominates, with orange or another citrus fruit tagging along. Absolute heaven for the nose.

Taste - Light and crisp but not without complexity. Irresistibly smooth finish, tastes much the way it smells although the wheat is less noticeable. It goes down almost too easy, and yet there is more than enough to keep the palate interested.

Overall - An excellent lighter-style beer, perfect for people just getting into beers but fine for the beer geek as well. I am prejudiced against wheat beers, in fact I can't remember any other wheats that I like nearly as much as this one. But love it I do. Well worth trying.

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

Easy Street is a good hot summer day beer. Its mild flavor allow for easy drinkability and quenches a heavy thirst. It has a hazy dark yellow to orange color and pours to a decent but not impresive head. The swirling and addition of the yeast as indicated on the bottle quickly reduces the head but does add to the citrusy flavor. The malt has bread like tones but is not all that sweet. This is a good step up beer for those ussually drinking large commercial lagers who want to experiment into the craft brew market.

Photo of sleazo
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A_Pours a relatively clear tasted wheat colour. for an unflitered beer where is the sediment. The head is relatively small and doesnt last as is.

S_Mild wheat aroma with a twinge of generic hop scent. A bit too mild for my taste but not offensive in any way.

T_A faint malt sweetness mingles well with a mild wheat acidity. A mild hop bitterness dries out the finish which leads to a crisp overall experience.

M_Light bodied, medium carbonation. Just about right for what it tries to be.

D_A well rounded beer that manages to be rather refreshing. While there are obvious flaws this is a beer I would reach for again if I could.

Photo of birchstick
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy yellow with a small head
S - some clove and banana, wheat, and lemon...smells like a hefeweizen.
T - Huge wheat and a little bit of lemon and a dash of hops. The nose and taste seemed to contradict themselves.
M - nice mouthfeel to it
D - very easy drinking and refreshing. The nose of a hefeweizen and a taste of an APWA. Overall, this is a pretty decent wheat beer and another solid beer from Odell.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy straw color. Poured a two finger creamy white head that dissipated slowly to leave a goo quarter inch. Thin lacing.

S: Mainly citrussy lemon with bread and yeast.

T: Wet grains and lemon zest. Lingering grain and lemon-citrus finish. Very slight spicy, hop.

M: A little thin overall and light carbonation, a little disappointed.

D: Very refreshing and very drinkable. Solid wheat beer.

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Thanks to Heather and Dave for bringing me back an Odell Brewing Co. variety six-pack from Fort Collins!

Odell Brewing Co. has my current vote for best package design, with detailed hop leaf relief circumnaviagating the shoulders of the bottle, beautiful label and neckband illustrations, and tasty typography. This label depicts a sunset in the middle of a wheat marsh? Label recommends pouring two-thirds of the bottle into a glass, swirling what's left in the bottle, before pouring the rest.

A: Pours a hazed and unfiltered, pale orange color with a two-finger, foamy white head with solid retention and spotty lacing.

S: Earthy yeast nose with hints of bread dough, wheat and lime.

T: Doughy bread and yeast flavors upfront, followed by a wheat malt sweetness and earthy undertones. Nutty in character, Easy Street Wheat aptly balances hops, malt and yeast. Finishes dry with a tang of grain.

M: Light-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation.

D: Refreshingly thirst-quenching. Easy drinking? Why, you're on Easy Street.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.