Easy Street Wheat
Odell Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #32
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,126
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 12.14%
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
607
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Odell Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Photo of KTCamm
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6/26/19....pours hazy thick cloudy yellow. Foamy white. Yeasty wheat smell, chalky. Clean wheat nose. Fast finish. Light fruit too. Nice simple wheat beer. Very nice.

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KTCamm from New Jersey, Feb 02, 2020
Photo of EBdos
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light brown to pale, basic (but very drinkable), American-style wheat ale. Moving from the east coast, I sorely missed my beloved Yuengling traditional lager and sought a replacement. This and Sierravesa Nevada were the closest I could find. balanced hop/malt ratio, very mild if any aftertaste. It's nothing special flavor-wise, but it's a great go-to beer.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky light orange.

Nice bright white head; strong lacing.

Rich malt nose, hint of citrus. Nice start!

Thin mouthfeel.

Hops assert themselves in the taste; grapefruit with a hint of orange; melds into pineapple as the drink warms. Malts offer not much flavor but a nice bit of balance.

This is a style I normally hate, and I'm greatly enjoying this brew. A true session delight.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Mar 09, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden amber with a frothy eggshell white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Twangy wheat, citrus zest, a little spice, clove, peppery, bready, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Bready, wheat twang, zesty citrus, lemon and a hint of orange, peppery, a little clove spice, and just a touch of natural sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Super refreshing session sipper.

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RyanK252 from California, Dec 24, 2018
Photo of love2ride
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drank from a bottle. Tastes like a basic beer with only a hint of wheat and oddly soil. Yes, soil. Nothing special. I'll stick with their Wolf Picker.

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love2ride from Nebraska, Sep 01, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Smells of wheat and malt. Tastes of wheat, semi-sweet malt, yeast, and bread. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a good American Wheat.

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andrewh995 from Arizona, Nov 27, 2017
Photo of Parmesan
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Slightly Hazy pale gold color with a medium head and nice rings of lacing.

S: Notes of milled wheat, some fresh baked bread, notes of some lemon, clove and slight banana.

T: Milled wheat and baked bread, notes of the clove and banana from the hefewizen yeast.

F: Light body and pillows soft mouthfeel.

O: This is a great easy drinking wheat beer.

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Parmesan from Colorado, Nov 15, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle in a variety pack, into a willibecher. About 75% of the time, this seems absolutely great. But there's an edge that doesn't seem right, kind of tinny and metalic and off, which is a little about the aftertaste and a little about the mouthful. Anyway, pours a glowing pale gold with a decent puffy white head and minimal retention. Nose is zippy yeast, grainy crackers with a little wheaty citrus. Taste is even better: everything in the nose, but also some more interesting floral and round melon notes...but then something goes off toward the end. Usually, I think these guys do no wrong...this isn't wrong, but it isn't quite as right as I was hoping it would be, either.

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Taybeh from Minnesota, Sep 29, 2017
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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale gold with a small head. The aroma is light with cracker malts and a citrus hint, with some floral and melon tones. The flavor is bright and clear, with a white bread and dough flavor, as well as mild citrus peel, and a hint of wood. The mouthfeel is very light with soft, limited, foamy carbonation. Overall this is a nice beer, but maybe a bit lighter in both flavor and mouthfeel than I would prefer - Boulevard seems to have one over on this.

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Czequershuus from Minnesota, Jul 21, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy darker yellow orange with a bubbly but plump finger of foam.

Grain/cereal sweetness and a bit of lemony/citrus fruity character.

Flavor has a little more depth than aroma, but still rather subtle and nuanced overall.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp but soft, sweet but rounded.

Overall, not quite what I expected after reading the bros articles which made me eager to try this, but tasty nonetheless. Though certainly not 'world-class' in my opinion.

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larryarms847 from Illinois, Jul 21, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best enjoyed by 9/7/17
A - hazy golden hefeweizen colored body with a frothy white head
S - cracked wheat, a bit woodsy, lemongrass, yeast
T - earthy yeast, wheat, lemon and orange zest and pith
M - fuller body but still refreshing
O - I didn't seem to like this as much as the Bros did. I thought it was hood, but not great. I doubt I'd buy it again, although it is recommendable for the style.

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barnzy78 from Illinois, Jul 10, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass, murky tarnished gold with a two inch head that fade leaving lots of lacing. Smell of crackers, taste of wheat, citrus, banana, a bitter aftertaste. Easy drinking, thirst quenching.

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KLHBB from Colorado, Jun 08, 2017
Photo of Fowdy
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy medium amber with one finger white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Wheat, malt, some fruit.

Taste: balanced wheat with a malt finish.

Feel: Carbonation seems good. Smooth crisp unfiltered beer.

Overall: Long ago I used to love bud light golden wheat. This is that beer on steroids! Very good!

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Fowdy from Idaho, Jun 04, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow body with a medium creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, wheat, and some banana. Flavor of citrus and wheat. Very good american wheat.

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basaywhat from Illinois, May 25, 2017
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4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Head is a bubbly froth over the top with very nice lacing. Color is a beautiful golden yellow hue. Aroma is yeasty, yogurt, toasted wheat, lemon, lime. Palate is super light and frothy starting with a delicious yogurt custard richness fading into a sourdough wheat bread lemon emulsion with a refreshing bitter lime tang finish to contrast the rich buttery middle. Texture is very light and smooth with a crisp refreshing finish. Carbonation is big and frothy contributing to the light texture and doughy goodness. Pros are beautiful lacing and color, complex, refreshing, easy drinking, sessionable (4.5%) brew. Cons simple on the nose, kinda frothy and bubbly in carbonation, maybe a little out of balance towards the yeastiness. 92/100

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
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 +1.8%
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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BucannonXC5 from California, Dec 20, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
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 VashonGuy
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
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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VashonGuy from Washington, Jun 27, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
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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BWED from Colorado, May 05, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +23.5%
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 +9.6%
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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DaverCS from Arizona, Nov 20, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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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jzlyo from Iowa, Sep 09, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
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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Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 607 ratings