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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

404 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | 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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BigRedN

Nebraska

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 03:16:19 | More by BigRedN
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from the family trip to Missouri; glad to be seeing some Odell again.

A little over two months before the best-by date (“7/19/13A”).

A: Color is a pale, slightly hazy gold, with a mound of crisp white foam on top; typical for the style. Spotty retention and little circles of lacing here and there.

S: A fruity, spicy aroma that’s undeniably wheat, notes of sweet lemonade, clove, coriander, and juicy orange peel. Quite aromatic, and very pleasing. Estery yeasts (in the form of fresh banana) and husky grain fill the nose to the edges with wheat beer charm.

T: Unlike the nose, there’s not that much to the palate. Hints of lemon, orange, and a little clove blow through on a wave of timid, earthy graininess without so much as an extended greeting before they depart; in essence, it’s a clean, easy-drinking wheat with a very mild taste. Good to see some hops on the back, though, drying the finish to a respectable, slightly-astringent leafiness (keeps it from being too one-dimensional).

M: Very, VERY light, almost offensively so. The more I drink, though, the more I enjoy the texture in my glass – a slow-building frothiness eventually sets this one as “palatable.”

O: An oddly small beer that grew on me over time. That first sip, though – now that was a little too light for my tastes. Allow this one to warm up a little, allowing the grainy wheat notes to overtake what little bitters stick out when it’s chilled. In all, I think I can say that I like it for what it is compared to what it’s supposed to be, but nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 22:37:20 | More by BarryMFBurton
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gregshead

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 15:20:16 | More by gregshead
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rrski198

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly cloudy yellow colored ale. SMall white head that disapeared quickly. Big huge bubbles that clung to the bottom of the glass and rose tothe top fast.

S: light malt and heavy yeast smell. Awesome fruity aroma that doesn't overpower the beer. Its a spicy aroma, like maybe lemon peel. Some wheat are to "banana" scented, this is not so and i like it.

T: Biting beer. Quick spicy bite that is surprising due to the low ABV. The yeast is absolutely the key here. Good flavor.

M: Round and full with a spice bite again on the gums. Good carbonation.

O: A nice refreshing beer. I do like it for a style I usually shy away from.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 01:16:52 | More by rrski198
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 01:24:54 | More by Thorpe429
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birchstick

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 17:21:35 | More by birchstick
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Texas Roadhouse, Fort Collins, CO.

If you want to prove to someone that beer doesn't have to be bitter, this is one beer to give him/her. Very pretty and nice, with a nice white head. It's a decent, light smell and taste, with lots of smooth wheatiness and some citrus and a hint of clove. Nice mouthfeel and very drinkable. A good introductory Hefe-weizen, but it certainly doesn't measure up to many of the German imports.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2006 00:18:52 | More by ColoradoBobs
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We sampled this one at the Odell Taproom with some friends, a few Saturdays ago. Poured a hazy dark golden color with a decent white head. Aromas of citrus and bready yeast. On the palate, this one is light bodied and very refreshing, with citrus, yeast and wheat. One of the better wheat offerings out here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 07:52:25 | More by emmasdad
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Odell Brewery Fort Collins, CO. June 17, 2013. (Review from my notes)

A - 4 - Cloudy yellow. Not much lace or head.
A - 3.75 - Mild smells of pears, orange, dried fruit, coriander
T - 3.5 - Coriander, orange peel, wheat. Mild fruit notes
M - 4.0 full bodied, well carbonated.
O -3.75 - An easy drinking mild wheat

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 00:11:30 | More by BeerDawgs
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Cloudy dark golden with a 2 finger white head. Fair retention and moderate lacing.

S- sweet citrus with lemon, pears, and peaches, as well as wheat barley. Topped off with some musky yeast notes.

T- Similar to nose, but slightly more enhanced. Solid hop character for the style and a delightful peppery spice at the end. Has some solid flavor for the abv. Really enjoy the balance of this one.

M- Refreshing and sessionable like you would prefer from a summer brew. Light body bordering on mid. Clean and crisp.

O- I liked this beer. I picked up a sixer on the way to do some tailgating and it really filled the need well. Hot day, long day of drinking, with a lot of flavor.

Drink by 7/16
Consumed on 6/8

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 04:20:54 | More by Bosoxfan20
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I liked this better than the bottled version, not by a whole lot, but it was an upgrade.

Poured hazy straw with 1" white head & effervesence. Okay head retention & a bit of lacing

S: Tart malt & a hint of lemon

Taste: Tart & fruitty. Tangy wheat malt holds the middle up & finishes quenching & semi-grassy/tangy

MF: Medium bodied for the style with some spritzyness. Okay balance

Hot day & this went down too quick. An okay take on the style, nothing to get fired up about

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2006 03:33:48 | More by russpowell
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RaulMondesi

California

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Out of a bottle at Old Chicago, Omaha, NE.

Straight up, Easy street ain't Gumballhead "status", but it's still pretty smooth. Like, Raul's Persian girlfriend in high school after she got waxed "pretty smooth."

So, yeah... like said hoochie, Raul still wouldn't mind going back for another romp or two, but Raul ain't trippin too hard.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 14:55:30 | More by RaulMondesi
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drabmuh

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 01:25:06 | More by drabmuh
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scruffwhor

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2009 11:46:24 | More by scruffwhor
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maxpower

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, hazy yellow color, with a huge white frothy and sticky head that stays around for awhile. This has citrus and wheat aromas, light wheaty, and yeasty flavors of lemon, medium in body, great soft and creamy mouthfeel, has a nice clean and refreshing finish, well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 13:18:14 | More by maxpower
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-17-2013 03:57:00 | More by timontheroad
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DantooineBBQ

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-05-2013 14:54:56 | More by DantooineBBQ
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downeyben

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-15-2013 17:26:57 | More by downeyben
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-28-2013 00:39:06 | More by JamLand
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-30-2013 20:02:47 | More by GRG1313
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rturkaly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-10-2013 16:56:50 | More by rturkaly
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-30-2012 20:19:36 | More by theminutemen
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-05-2012 03:23:06 | More by spark3148857
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sniklac

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-18-2014 04:53:36 | More by sniklac
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-29-2012 06:43:21 | More by bambam2517
Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
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