Odell Easy Street Wheat | Odell Brewing Company

very good
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Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Easy Street Wheat

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hits those darker in the shade golden yellow notes. The wheat doesn't obscure the clarity in this one so much. 1/2" white head. Good retention. Aroma of wheat.

This one really pushes the wheat and barley aspect. There's a lot of heavily hopped pale wheat beers, but this one keeps draping wheat all over the place, there really isn't much else competing with it taste wise. Carbonation is high. Mild citrus note behind the wheat.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Ridley’s Family Markets in Laramie, Wyo.
Price: $7.99 for a 6-pack (I think)
Purchased: Nov. 18, 2016
Consumed: Nov. 20, 2016
Reviewed as: American Pale Wheat Ale
Misc.: Best by Jan. 24, 2017

Jason didn’t want to take his two leftovers from a 6-pack home, so I brought them back for me. Didn’t know much about the beer, but I knew that Odell has some quality stuff.

Poured a medium-to-straw gold yellow hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. For the style, excellent uneven foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled cloves, a touch of banana, maybe banana bread, caramel, grass, hay, corn, unknown spices and even cantaloupe and/or melon. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose nicely. This is very nice and refreshing. Cloves, honey, grass, hay, corn, bready yeast, cereal, peppery spices, lemon zest, faint Circus Peanuts candy, banana bread and some caramel malts. (Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Oily-to-thin texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, refreshing finish. (Feel - 4.00)

For the style, this nailed it. Very good. (Overall - 4.00)

3.94 | 88 | B+

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Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clean golden with an average head of off-white suds, and little to no lace.

Aroma: Crisp wheat malts, caramel, and maybe a bit o’ honey or maple. Nice.

Taste: Malty and sweet, but not overly so. Hint of fruit and citrus hops underneath. A subtle and well-balanced, ultra-drinkable ale here.

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Photo of OldGregg
1.27/5  rDev -66.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is one of the most disappointing beers i've ever had. I remembered this brewery as being pretty good but this beer is really bad. It says it's a wheat beer but it barely tastes like wheat. The only thing it tastes like is rice and corn, mostly corn, with a tiny amount of wheat and hops to the point where you can't even taste them.

This tastes almost nothing like a wheat beer, the closest thing this tastes like is Coors. It seriously tastes like an american adjunct corn syrup lager. I can see why the bros gave it a good score because they love pbr which is almost pure corn syrup. I hate corn beers because they give me a headache and they taste like balls.

I don't know what the hell they were thinking with this beer. I'm guessing they were trying to make something taste like what people are used to drinking which is coors, miller, pbr. They just made a corn beer with a tiny amount of wheat added so they could call it a wheat beer.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much of a head, even with an aggressive pour. This is a good refreshing summer beer, but it's nothing remarkable. The taste is a bit lemony, but it's not really tart at all. It's well named: "Easy Wheat."

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Photo of BWED
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into wilibecher.

A- Hazy gold. White foamy head has decent retention.

S- Yeasty, citrus. Pale malt and a very faint bubble gum.

T- Toast and bread. Citrus is dull and a little pithy.

M- Light and wet. There's some tang from both the citrus and wheat left in the finish.

O- Easy drinker and refreshing. This one is good all around.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A great wheat beer with delicious grain flavors, did not get any real citrus flavors (maybe a little lemon). Amazing taste for a wheat beer w/ no bitterness at all. Goes down as a very easy drinker on a nice chill day. Definitely how all wheat beers should taste. Odell never disappoints!

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Photo of DerekOfSeward
4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All of the flavored are subtle: the citrus, the grains that taste like the came from straight from the oven. This beer has a body as strong as a well-drafted porter. Great with grilled chicken

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Photo of DaverCS
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rather hazy golden orange color with 1/2 an inch of fizzy head that disappeared surprisingly quickly.

Aroma is dominated by the wheat. There's no messing around with this one: it smells like what it boasts. I also get a tad bit of oatmeal and some citrus.

Taste is super refreshing. It's extremely creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. This beer is clean and crisp. It's just about the perfect sessionable beer. The flavor is by no means complex, with wheat and only a kiss of citrus being the major flavor descriptors.There is no hoppiness and no bitterness to speak of.

Overall, this is a great example of a classic American wheat beer. It's all about the wheat, and it has such a great mouthfeel with fantastic flavor development despite the low ABV. I see this pairing well a corned beef sandwich with a side of bacon sauerkraut. It gets a 85/100.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is wheat/strong hint of wheat bread and spices. The flavor is wheat/wheat bread, citrus, very light hops, spices, medium body and a mildly tart finish.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 10/15/15; into a pint glass.
Appearance - straw yellow, cloudy, but with easily detected bubbles building a thick, creamy, eggshell white head! Lacing is decent.
Smell - yeast, pale malts and a hint of banana.
Taste - whole grain cereal, honey, shredded wheat. Not picking up much fruit flavors, maybe a hint of orange that gives this a refreshing touch.
Feel - very light, slightly creamy; smooth, refreshing finish.
Overall - I think this would be nice to knock back at a tailgate party or at lunch after spring skiing, but my overall impression is...meh.

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Photo of morimech
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sort of a cross between a American wheat beer and a hefeweizen. The label on the bottle encourages the swirling of the bottle to get the yeast in the beer. But the result is sort of an underwhelming hefeweizen. The flavors from the yeast just are not strong enough for my liking. The flavors are nice however and it is a very easy drinking beer. The result is much better than most American wheat ales.

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Photo of hardy008
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold with a 1/2 finger white head, with good retention and lacing. the aroma has lemon, wheat, yeast, and bread.

Tastes just like it smells, with a little bitterness from the lemon.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. I can see drinking this on warm summer days like today.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours gold to amberslight haze, 1” white clingy persistent foam cap.
S: Light fruit, light grains.
T: Light tartness, fruit, hint of banana, fairly dry, yeast forward.
F: Creamy, medium body, slightly above average carbonation.
O: A full flavored, refreshing, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Enjoy by date of 9/4/15.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A fruity and bready wheat driven aroma with hints of grains and citrus fruit. Big upfront scent of wheat with bready hints of grains, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon zest. Slight hints of coriander and clove along with some light hops. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready, fruity, and crisp wheat driven taste with notes of grains and citrus fruit. Bready upfront presence of wheat with notes of grains, cereal, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Zesty citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon, and pineapple. Light spice notes of coriander and clove. Also some subtle grassy hops. A very good wheat taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Wheat Ale. Good crisp bready wheat notes with some nice citrus tones.

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Photo of bsp77
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into large tuliped glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy yellow with good sized white head and light lacing.

Smell: Mostly wheat, stronger aroma than many for the style.

Taste: Primarily wheat upfront, with bread, cracker and apple. Finishes with light touches of citrus and pepper.

Feel: Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Mostly dry finish. Very crisp.

Overall: For the old school American Wheat beers, or what used to be incorrectly called Hefeweizens, this is by far the best I have had.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a two finger fluffy white head. Aroma is wheat, citrus, and some biscuit. Taste follows. Mouthfeel is medium and wheat beer esque. Overall a very nice wheat beer with the citrus playing well in the beer.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but not the best wheat beer I have ever had. Has an odd off putting flavor I do not care for. Not really sure what it is, but it's not pleasant. Kind of a funky staleness.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.69/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For a style of beer that I almost entirely avoid, I can drink 10 of them without complaining...

Wheat beer does some weird shit to my palate, but this one doesn't gross me out. Therefore, it is the best wheat beer ever.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, dark, orange-brown coloring, with a filmy, bubbly, white head. Nose of toasted grains, subtle citrus notes of tangerine, and hints of caramel. Flavors are citrus and candy sweet forward, with a toasted grain backbone. Highlights of tangerine throughout. Light, effervesced body, with a citrusy and grainy aftertaste. Smooth, light, crisp finish.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm just not a wheat beer guy, but this one was pretty good. Odell can pretty much do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, and they make this a good representation of the style. This is one of their most popular beers and I can see why.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Excited to try this because I really like Odell Brewery.

Serving Style : 12 oz glass bottle, poured for appearance.

Appearance (4) : Beautiful honey colored body with a thick, fluffy three finger head. It recedes very slowly to a two finger head much like a sunset on a summer night.

Smell (4.25) : The aromas are all there. Lots of spice. Spiced hops, candied orange, and fresh wheat dominate the beer. Faint pinch of alcohol. A tiny touch of blueberry. Wheat beer in general is simple - and that's what this smells like. There's nothing I'd add or take away.

Taste (4) : This beer is fantastic. So rich, smooth, "warm". Very bold flavors. Woody. Heavy orange and lemon peel. Spice, hops, some light coffee bean. Faint blueberry. Slight fruity and metallic bitterness at the end that dissipates into a bready finish.

One negative I'd have to say are that it's heavy on the citrus peel, and is a little tinny, which can be a little distracting from the overall wheat bread taste. It's a commonality of the style though, so I won't penalize the beer too much.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Creamy, medium bodied, small bit of carbonation. Finishes dry on the palate with a quasi-syrup feel. Like pancakes in the morning. Refreshing. I do wish it had a yeastier finish, that would knock the score up at least a point.

Overall (3.83) : If someone shows up to your house with a six pack of Easy Street, you know you have a buddy for life. This person/persons knows beer, and you should be grateful for that. This is a good wheat beer - impressive even, and when a beer makes you say "mmmm", you know it's grand. Of course I'll never deny myself a wheat beer unless it's truly horrible - it's hard for me to knock any beer of that style. I'd say Easy Street comes up above average in wheat beers overall.

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Photo of gourmet_beer
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A. Orange and copper color. Cloudy.

S. Spicy, wheat, slight citrus

T. Tangy, wheat, burbs taste like bread

M. Bubbly

Overall. Nice example of a wheat beer. Slightly spicy with some citrus notes. I like this beer.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 7/17/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy gold in color with a good 1-finger white head that settles down to just a small amount around the sides of the glass. Spotty lacing is seen with even a ring or two actually at first. The aroma is of wheat and grains. The taste is about the same with a good amount of wheat coming through. This is a good wheat that gets better with each sip even. Clean and crisp. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Perfect carbonation. A tasty wheat beer overall

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
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

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