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Odell Easy Street Wheat - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

464 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 41
Gots: 58 | 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 alleykatking
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of Mora2000
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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.

Photo of Drew966
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Odell Easy Street Wheat pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is wheaty, there's not much else to it. The flavor is also wheaty, this is a simple, enjoyable session brew. Nothing really stands out, nothing offends and it's easy drinking. Good summer hot weather beer.

Photo of SpecialK088
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a botle into a pint glass

Pours a very clear deep yellow untill the bottom of the bottle is swirled and poured in where it goes to a very classic wheat look

Wheat very bready nose small notes of citrus and spice

I went into this with a worry....I love odells and near everything they do. This one is bland there are some notes of sweetness but for the most part its very bready

Dry with a good carbonation level but i dont find it very refreshing leaves a very dry yeasty flavor in the mouth from drink to drink

For a wheat drinker i dont think it gets any better than this they seem to have nailed the style down perfectly just not for me

Photo of jpaltan
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Minimal head. what appears disappears faster than i'd think. cloudy, but no yeast in suspension. lemon, and grass notes, with a nice malt presence. smell isn't pronounced, but appealing. taste is lemony with a bit of hops to give a nice punch in the finish. really refreshing. well carbonated, a bit chewey and sticky. drinkability is exceptional.

Photo of hiikeeba
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours up a hazy yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S - Aroma is dominated by slightly sweet wheat malt aroma. No hops detected.

T - Faintly sweet with a grainy, husky background, and a tingle of hops on the finish.

M - Slightly thin, but acceptable

D - Smooth easy drinking beer.

Photo of wnh
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slight hazy, but not cloudy, copper-straw color. One finger of white frothy head. Pretty standard wheat beer look.

Nose is primarily wheaty, bready malt. Bright and clean, but not a lot going on, even for a wheat. Taste follows suit, with a sweet-ish biscuity, wheaty malt flavor up front without much to follow.

Light to medium bodied, clean and smooth on the palate. Again, good but not special. Easy Street Wheat is certainly drinkable, if only by virtue of being a wheat, but this doesn't leave me really wanting to finish the glass, let alone have another. Overall a good enough beer, but not at the top of my list when I want a wheat.

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

pours a nice golden yellow with creamy orange creeping in. a smooth cloudiness. fairly decent head of an off-white fades fairly quickly and lacing is haphazard.

aroma is simple, with notes of wheat, lemon, maybe a hint of lime and lemongrass. a touch of white bread. simple but solid.

taste follows pretty closely... wheat, a bit of light bready malt, and some spritzing of lemon. a subtle hint of spice... but very subtle. not a whole lot more, but sometimes that's a good thing.

mouth is a bit spritzy for the relative thinness of the body. other than that, it's got a solid body with just a bit of honey character. a touch sweet on the tongue with no real bitterness. definitely pleasant.

All in all, I'm digging this one. As far as light pale wheats go, this one is spot on. a touch on the light side, but sometimes I'm in the mood... and this one definitely fits the bill.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
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
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
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
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
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
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.