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

457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 36
Gots: 50 | 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 Joeyroush
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Quaffer
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: An amber-orange beer that was cloudy from yeast sediment. The head was white and coarse, disappearing very quickly and leaving almost nothing behind. A very faint ring around the edge of the glass was all that managed to survive.

Smell: It was almost macro-like in smell, with a faint hint of orange and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth.

Taste: Upfront were flavors of citrus, malt, and other grassy things. The finish was grassy sweet (for lack of better terms) combined with yeast. The sweetness seemed to cling to the mouth. This beer was pretty straightforward, not having a very complex flavor profile. Actually, it was pretty thin.

This brew wasn't bad, but there are many better wheat beers on the market. It would do in a pinch, but would never be my first choice.

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jabartheljr
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

12oz. bottle compliments of jhammerly.

Pours a hazy, dull and pale yellow-orange. Has a thin white head that fades. Nice lacing on the glass.

Very light aroma. Mostly yeatsy and bready with just a touch of fruitiness.

Taste is light and bready upfront with barely a trace of fruitiness. Finishes clean and boring.

Body is thin.

Not hard to drink, but really not much to it at all. Boring and forgettable.

Photo of MarcGetty
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is good, typical milky-foam head of a wheat beer. Light golden in color, looks similar to a lager.

One can barely smell the beer at all. Very slight fruity smell.

Tastes okay but one of the least flavorful wheat beers I've ever had. Zero aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is an interesting combination of the head of a wheat beer but the consistency of a lager. No complaints but not as rich as most wheat beers.

Drinkability is fine, but other then the milky head you might as well be drinking Budweiser.

Photo of ghurux86
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer last night. To sum it up in one word: citrus. It smells slightly of lemon, and the taste hints at a lot of lemon as well. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin, but not overly watery. It did have a nice head in my glass with a nice cloudy yellow color, overall not a bad brew, just not as good as some other american wheats and not even close to some of the better German hefe-weizens i've had. Drinkability seems that it would be best in the summer by the pool like ice tea or lemonade or something. Worth a try but not a regular buy in my book.

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 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.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bort11
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. Very nice head to start off with. Quite chunky and white, about 2 1/2 fingers. It took it's time to settle down, about 5-8 minutes. Good lacing retention, lasted almost to the very end. Color was a typical hazy yellow/orange for a wheat. Smell was wheat and yeasty biscuits. A tad hint of citrus hops. Taste was very bready, but as it warmed a more lemon zest comes out. Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery, pretty mild in the carbonation. This is a pretty standard wheat. Not the greatest, but not the worst.

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.

Photo of wnh
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
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 DoubleJ
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We started easy with an Easy Street Wheat from a 12 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

Looks yellowish orange in the cup, topped with a logn lasting head and fine amounts of lace. Smells like lemondrops, and some lemon. Getting to the taste, malted wheat kicks in first, followed by subtle citrus. There is a moderate bitterness from the hops, though the hops don't really take control of this beer. Its body is light, and a crisp body and easy drinkability help its cause.

As an American wheat ale, it's fine. But don't get too excited here.

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 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.

Photo of KajII
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium orange with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that steadily receded, down to a thin scattered film with a small collar and fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, mild grassy hops and a sweaty yeast with a note of citrus (lemon) and a touch of honey.

The taste was a tad sweet and a bit grainy with hints of honey and citrus pretty much throughout, with the finish having a strong yeast presence and a light hoppiness towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with a citrusy and slightly bitter yeast taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was a step or two beyond light in body and watery in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty basic Wheat Beer that had a good flavor and a really good drinkability, most definitely would make a great summer BBQ session beer...

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.