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Odell Easy Street Wheat | Odell Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 01-24-2001

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Reviews: 179 | Ratings: 551
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, straw-colored body with a frothed, white head. Looks reasonably inviting.

Smell: Opens with a noted lemon character and light, background floral tones backed by gentle notes of oh-so soft wheat.

Taste: Lightly sweet maltiness tasting of crisp wheat crackers with a light hint of grains. Touch of candied lemon peels. Floral hop character with a faint balancing bitterness. Crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin boy. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Though simple, it's nicely refreshing and easily drinkable; it's a fine, fitting little wheat ale.

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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 ForWhatAlesYou
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Rich golden yellow. Love how clear it is before the yeast is agitated and added and I love the cloudiness the yeast adds. Like a tequila sunrise sans grenadine. Bready thick head. Decent lace.

S: A little chalky/dry. Fruity (orange essence.)

T: A good bitter powers through the thickness of the wheat. Only a touch of citrus comes across. Full. Rich. Excellent.

M: Very nicely viscous. Creamy.

D: One of my absolute favorites of this style. Will patronize this one much during the summer.

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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 WaveRebel51
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical initial characteristics of a wheat beer. Pale gold with the attractive haziness typical of unfiltered brews, the aroma was faint but the taste, which included a nice hearty mix of malts, wheat and fruits was very unique and very enjoyable.

Seems like most wheats get their taste from a citrusy spice which usually requires a slice of lemon or orange to bring it out, but the flavor here stood out on its own.

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Photo of Pahn
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Best by 4/25/11. Included as an extra from generous trader, codewarrior.

Appearance: Free pour (with 1/3 bottle yeast swirl as directed on the bottle) yields a one inch fluffy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a tight lacing ring. Pours a hazy orange juice orange and leaves a few small arches of lacing.

Smell: Herbal, yeasty, and mild citrus notes. Airy effervescence. The somewhat vague, orangy citrus has some boldness to it, though overall the smell is a little faint, especially for the style.

Taste: Light flavor up front, the same citrus and mild hops from the nose, some nice bitterness, leading to a big yeasty/bready bite in the end.

I'm really appreciating the lack of sweetness in the beer; I hate wheat beers as cloying sweetness bombs. It finishes slightly dry and is overall very juicy, which gives the beer a very succulent, satisfying character.

Could definitely argue for a higher score for taste. I'm "only" giving it a 4.0 because there could be a greater depth of flavor, but the mild citrus, bitterness, yeast, and breadiness work extremely well together.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Juicy but not watery. Very carbonated but not distracting. Slight dryness at the end. Overall, the mouthfeel elevates the beer significantly.

Drinkability: Very refreshing beer. Could easily have many of these, especially in Summer. Would go great with light food.

This is a finely crafted American wheat. I would imagine that Odell sells a lot of this, and rightly so.

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Photo of climax
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured this 12 ounce bottle the way the men and women at Odell told me too....that being said:

look was cloudy yellow, you could see the yeast settle in the light. head wasnt too large

smell was predominantly bread.... just like wheat bread actually (kinda made me wanna samich). after the buds got through that, there were subtle hop flavors and hints of citrus and banana

taste was wheaty obviously, a smidge of hop snap towards the end, flavor wasn't intense but always very smooth and refreshing, clean finish

nice medium body to this, carbonation was just enough to keep it crisp throughout. smooth drinkin

helluva wheat beer as far as i'm concerned. i could take it easy and drink alot of this...

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Photo of jpaltan
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Minimal head. what appears disappears faster than i'd think. cloudy, but no yeast in suspension. lemon, and grass notes, with a nice malt presence. smell isn't pronounced, but appealing. taste is lemony with a bit of hops to give a nice punch in the finish. really refreshing. well carbonated, a bit chewey and sticky. drinkability is exceptional.

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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 dfried
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw yellow in color. Decent sized white head that stuck around pretty well as it died down. Wheaty, bready, earthy aroma, that was realtivly sweet and fruity. The taste was a lot like wheaty lemon grass, yeasty and bready but with at citrus and lemon-like zing. A fair amount of fruity bubbble gum flavor as well. It was a lot like standard American hefes, but with more fruity rich flavor. Tangy, but not too much mouthfeel. Very drinkable. One of the best American wheat beers I have had.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazed and unfiltered looking gold, topped with a couple fingers of foamy bright-white head. This retains with a smooth and thin frothiness, leaving back a smattering of rich spotty lacing. The aroma is crisp, tangy, and fruity, all rolled up into one. This in turn is wrapped up in a fresh and floral feel that is showing a touch of spice as well. This just has a bright and full flavored feel to it in the nose.

The taste has a crisp twang of wheat and ripe fruitiness to it, with a tingle of citric bitterness giving the profile a bit of assertiveness. The finish on this is dry and bitter, with a touch of lingering fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp and lively feel throughout, yet the overall effect is quite smooth and quenching on the palate. Maybe just a smidge of warmth shows itself at times.

I think that I was a bit shocked by how much I liked this one. It’s a full flavored Wheat Ale with a decidedly hoppy American edge to it and just overall packs a tasty crisp tanginess to it that is quite refreshing and drinkable. I’d go for a glass of this, not just on a hot summer day, but any day period!

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Photo of HeroJH
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great wheat beer. Better on tap. And I remember being phenomenal on tap at the brewery, cause it was so fresh I'm assuming. But this review is out of a bottle. It has the yeast on the bottom that should be swirled up when you have a couple fingers worth in the bottom, and then poured in.

A- Great color for a wheat beer. And nice unfiltered look as that yeast mixes in.

S- You can actually smell wheat!!! Smells like a piece of sweet wheat bread.

T- Light and clean. I wish it had more flavor, but this style doesn't often have a ton. Wheat and malt on the finish.

M- Clean and slightly dry.

D- Very good. Real easy to drink. Such a clean and refreshing Wheat with enough flavor and aroma to keep my interest for a few.

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Photo of tmitch75
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with big rocky head and good lacing. Smells nice and wheaty with grassy hops and a touch of lemon, very appetizing.

Flavor is straightforward, clean and very much to-style. Crisp with light body.

This is a strong wheat beer, nothing out of the ordinary but very refreshing and a good example of the style.

Tasted on 8/1/08.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome bottle tossed-in from readbaron recently. Thanks!

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy deep gold with a moderate foamy white head on top. Bits of lace drip down the glass edge. The aroma carries notes of yeast, orange, bread, and honey. Nice.

Good mellow body; ample carbonation. Light feel. Well-crafted combination of sweet bread, mild yeast, faintly tart citrus tones, and smooth oats. Great refreshing beer! This is a beer I would crave all through the summer months. Wish I had access to it locally.

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Photo of bump8628
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle enjoyed in Fort Collins, but not at the brewery. Nice looking wheat, clear and glowing gold. Not overly complex, but the flavors are crisp, clean, and vibrant. Black pepper, grass, and lemon peel mingle beautifully with the crackery wheat. A hint of herbal bitterness keeps it dry and interesting. Quality, easy going, low impact beer with just enough oomph to stand up to the fish taco that I paired it with.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop-top with classic Odell label and a nice little ditty about pouring the beer

Appearance: Nice cloudy dark gold beer with nice white cap that soon recedes to a dense film with nice lacing

Smell: Nice, fresh wheat, mild yeasty tones, and lots of fresh lemon peel

Taste: Nice wheat overtones and lemon crème...fresh, simple, citrusy, and refreshing...dead on for the style

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: Highly drinkable, fresh, citrusy, wonderful summer beer...definitely one of the best examples of the style...I still prefer the typical estery/phenolic Bavarian Hefeweizen stylistically, but for an American Pale Wheat, this is absolutely as good as it gets

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Photo of Bobikel
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a very pale gold, befor the yeast is added. After adding the yeast is added more of a muddy yellow color is present. A smallish head forms with a hard pour. Retention is good, as is lacing.

Smell - Yeasty and bready, with hints of apricots and white pepper. I can't seep to find any hops.

Taste - Slightly tart wheat, and malt dance around the mouth to great effect. With the wheat dominating after swallowing. A little bannanna and clove from the yeast, but it doesn't over power at all. A slight bitterness creeps around in the middle, lingers, and cleanses the pallate after swallowing. This is a nice wheat beer.

Mouthfeel - Thin and slick, slightly creamy. About par for the style.

Drinkability - An easy drinking wheat, that is as refreshing as it is quaffable. And at 4.6% ABV. lends its self nicely to long summer drinking sessions, possibly on a boat with a grill....

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Photo of johnd513
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice golden yellow with a small white head that quickly disappears. Smells of bread, wheat, banana's and lemon peel. The taste is fresh and clean with lemon and yeasty flavors. The mouthfeel has light body and finishes clean. Drinkability is very good, i could easily drink a few of these. It's snowing here in Marquette, MI on the evening of March 31st. If I were on the beach on a nice sunny day I would drink these the whole day through. Not as good as Bell's Oberon in my opinion but still a damn good beer.

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Photo of lawlerj
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass.

A - pours a hazy goldenrod. Smallish head, dissipates quickly - leaves a little collar with a bit of foam bubling at the top. Appears to be well carbonated.

S - wheat and yeast dominate, with citrus and possibly some banana notes underlying. Some malt in the mix as well. Very nice.

T - bready and biscuity wheat flavors up front with a burst of citrus at the end. Spice? Maybe.

M - smooth, silky body paired w/ nice carbonation. Very pleasing and quite enjoyable.

O - overall, a very nice beer. I had some time ago but have forgotten how solid it is. The aroma in particular was very nice.

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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 indiapaleale
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful bright golden yellow that is a nice shade of hazy with a rather thin white head that looks fairly creamy.

Smell is grassy, hay, some citrus/lemon and faintly sweet.

Taste is bready,a bit of a corn taste, some bitter citrus and not a whole lot else. This is a very smooth clean wheat beer.

I am thinking this would be an excellent beer on a warm summer evening out on the back deck.

Thanks to JMBSH for this one and the other Odells he sent in a recent trade. You rock.

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Photo of CaptainIPA
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Thanks to Heather and Dave for bringing me back an Odell Brewing Co. variety six-pack from Fort Collins!

Odell Brewing Co. has my current vote for best package design, with detailed hop leaf relief circumnaviagating the shoulders of the bottle, beautiful label and neckband illustrations, and tasty typography. This label depicts a sunset in the middle of a wheat marsh? Label recommends pouring two-thirds of the bottle into a glass, swirling what's left in the bottle, before pouring the rest.

A: Pours a hazed and unfiltered, pale orange color with a two-finger, foamy white head with solid retention and spotty lacing.

S: Earthy yeast nose with hints of bread dough, wheat and lime.

T: Doughy bread and yeast flavors upfront, followed by a wheat malt sweetness and earthy undertones. Nutty in character, Easy Street Wheat aptly balances hops, malt and yeast. Finishes dry with a tang of grain.

M: Light-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation.

D: Refreshingly thirst-quenching. Easy drinking? Why, you're on Easy Street.

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Photo of dsmcva00
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a 4 oz sampling glass

A - Poured a yellow-orange, unfiltered color leaving a short head (some froth). Average carbonation.

S – A light scent of sweet citrus and banana.

T - A taste of sweet malt and biscuits followed by some spiciness with a slightly earthy finish.
M – Medium body that remains wet throughout the tasting experience.

D – One of the sweeter wheat beers lacking the spicy coriander that some beers seem to focus on. Very refreshing and on the light side as far as filling me up. The mouthfeel is of a medium-bodied beer. Interesting.

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Photo of theghost3
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden with a thin white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is strong of sweet breads, very wheaty with lemon & yeast. The taste is sweet--wheat, lemon, light fruits. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean.

Very drinkable pale wheat. This is highly sessionable & goes great with pizza.

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Photo of palliko
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is hazy, as a Wheat Beer should be, with yeast that needs to be swirled into the glass. Color is a yellow amber with lots of foam and some lace. Aroma is like fresh dug earth, sweet malt, citrus – producing a nice crisp sensation. Body is medium. Initial taste is dominated by sourdough bread, creamy malt, floral hops are just-right bitter. Aftertaste has a touch of yeast with dark notes, but overall sweet malt.

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Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
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