Odell Easy Street Wheat | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
569 Ratings
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Easy Street Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 01-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
569
Reviews:
185
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
120
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 569 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of Dogbrick
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to prAna for this one. This is possibly the least wheaty Wheat beer I have tried. Pours a very foggy orangish-yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of light hops, straw, and citrus. The flavor is very light and carbonated and was more reminiscent of a Lager than a Wheat. Strange. Tasted of mellow hops and not much else. Dry finish. Not very impressed with this one.

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Photo of eulerthegrape
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of falloutsnow
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From: Hyvee in Omaha, NE
Date: Best by 10/12/12
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Easy Street Wheat is an easy-drinking American Wheat Ale, which means that the flavors are fairly simple, uncomplicated, and reminiscent of a thicker, more complex American lager. I don't know why this is rated so highly: it's average for the style. While it's no trouble to put down one or more of these, I also find myself asking whether there is a significant difference (monetary and otherwise) between this beer (and perhaps the style in general) and a macro lager or two, and thus justifying the price for this fairly tame style is difficult to do.

Pours a 2cm head of off-white foam, small and medium-sized bubbles interspersed fairly evenly, gradually settling to a very thin ring around the glass. Retention is about average for the style, while the lacing left is slightly better than average, a few lines and dots scattered along the sides of the glass. Body is golden orange out of the light, semi-opaque pale yellow gold when in. Some carbonation is visible, though it is sparse and sluggish as it filters through the yeast sediment in the glass.

Aroma is fairly faint, sticking mostly to yeast, cooked cereal grains, and bread dough.

Taste is primarily of malted breakfast cereal grains, wheat and barley, with brewer's yeast and a very gentle hop bittering for added interest. Opens with a mix of brewer's yeast, bread dough, macro-lager light sweetness, and slightly citric sharpness. Mid-palate is yeasty and bready, with a hint of sweetness and tartness in the background. Back of palate picks up very mild hop bitterness, slightly herbal and mulch-like, which serves as a minor character alongside the more dominant bready sweetness and yeast flavors. Aftertaste of sustained mild hop bitterness and bread dough with heavy amounts of yeast, and a touch of tartness on the sides of the tongue.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with a fairly high level of carbonation that is expected for the style. The result is, though, a mouthfeel that's a bit painfully fizzy at first, gradually smoothing out to a slow flow across the palate. Features a semi-dry close that's appropriate for the flavors and the style as a whole. The sharp fizziness unfortunately makes this a bit less in my opinion.

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Photo of olympuszymurgus
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A mix six carried lovingly across country by a vagabond wilderness firefighter turned grad student.

Pours nice, a stale piss yellow with hints of orange and yeast brown. a shockingly white head that thins fast and leaves a galaxy spinning in little white bubbles. Smell is unremarkable for the style, as is the flavor. Mouthfeel is about right, thin and bubbly. Leaves a hair of sweetness in the tip of the tongue.

Not a bad brew, but nothing I would travel or trade for.

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Photo of Dithyramb
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was poured from a fresh bottle into proper glassware as soon as we deplaned and arrived in Boulder. It was deliciously beautiful. A hazy yellow brew with a thick three fingered head. Retention sat through the normal "howyadoin" pleasantries, and then some. Lacing was textbook. Just nigh of perfect.
Aromas were slightly wheaty and grainy.
I can't remember the last time a brew let me down so much after such beautiful sights. The expected phenols were virtually nonexistant. Banana and clove were out for vacation, though there was some grainy wheat malts and extremely faint lemon to be had.
Mouthfeel was very light and well carbonated. Drinkable only to be nice and not to seem like a snob when someone offered it to me in kind.

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Photo of bennetj17
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: No head, slight froth of very large bubbles. Carbonation looks strong at first but after a minute appears more flat. Color is deep yellow and mostly clear.

S: Weak. Light lemon/citrus aroma.

T: Clean lemony flavor, low hops, slightly sour in finish. Non-complex.

MF: Fairly thin and watery, carbonation feels adequate, however.

D: Average drinkability. I could see putting a lemon wedge in here to enhance the flavor a bit, and it could be enjoyable on a hot day. Otherwise its not a great Hefeweizen overall...

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Photo of Knuckles_Nuclear
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I took a chance and had a bottle of Easy Street with dinner tonight at Circle 7 in Ballwin, Missouri. Poured a pale golden with standard head and lacing. A very drinkable beer; however I was struck by the complete lack of body. The start and finish is clean and light, but nothing in between. I can see this as a session beer in hot weather, easy drinking and refreshing, but I don't think I'll seek it out.

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Photo of blakelive784
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a finger of thin, soapy white head with average retention. Color is a cloudy golden orange with tiny visible yeast particles and lively carbonation. Inviting, if a bit generic.

S - Light biscuity yeast and malted wheat. Faint orange zest. Light indistinct spice (clove?). Yeast dominates. Refreshing but simple. Mild strength.

T - The spice is more evident here. Bready wheat body. Light orange/fruity esters and faint floral hops near the finish. The yeast is entirely too subdued. A touch watery, even. Well balanced, but there really isn't a whole lot going on.

M - Crisp and medium bodied. Borders over carbonated.

D - You could do worse, but you could definitely do better. Definitely east drinking, but pretty generic and largely unremarkable.

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Photo of Quaffer
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

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Photo of IPAylor
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Csnowbrown
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of sendbeer
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of JohnParadee
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of WKrieger
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of schnay90
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Joeyroush
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Jabartheljr
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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Photo of MarcGetty
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

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Photo of aaronh
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 569 ratings.
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