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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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445 Ratings

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 35
Gots: 36 | 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 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.

pmcadamis, Jan 12, 2009
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!

NeroFiddled, Dec 24, 2008
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.

tmitch75, Nov 30, 2008
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.

MTNboy, Nov 21, 2008
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.

GeoffM, Nov 11, 2008
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.

MashMouth, Oct 17, 2008
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.

sleazo, Oct 03, 2008
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.

birchstick, Sep 12, 2008
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.

Haybeerman, Aug 31, 2008
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.

CaptainIPA, Jul 27, 2008
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
Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.