Odell Easy Street Wheat | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Easy Street Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
549
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
23.22%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
109
For Trade:
1
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Photo of RustyDiamond
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden, with a bright white head typical of a wheat ale. Grassy, mild herby aroma. Taste was nice, not much to describe. Very easy drinking, a great beer for hot weather. Not a bad beer, by any means, just wouldn't grab a six pack amongst other choices from CO.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light orange amber, cloudy, especially once the yeast is poured. Nose is, um, subdued, with some citric rind notes but mostly a very clean malt sweetness.

Light side of medium, plenty of carbonation that whisks it quickly off the palate. Sweet malt lends a bready chewiness, lightly peppered hops flash in and out briefly. Finish is nondescript and very clean.

Not going to challenge the taste buds, very clean and light all around. Easy drinker but no real reason to choose this over another American wheat.

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Photo of expatsteve
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden color, with a little yeast hazing. No head, low viscosity.

Aroma: Smells like a pilsner - yeast and light malt. Honey, orange and citrus notes hanging around, but not much of an aroma.

Taste: Very light, and pretty refreshing - but not really characteristic of a wheat beer. My wife compares this (not particularly favorably) to Leinie's wheat/weiss offerings. Tastes to me like a pilsner. Subtle citrus notes, and a little banana at times.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing. Low carbonation. No bitters in the finish at all.

Drinkability: Great, but not wheat beer drinkability. Reminds me more of micro-macro styles (New Glarus Spotter Cow and Naked, Capital Island Wheat, Straub etc) than of more solid American wheat beers. Seems to havethe characteristic Odell underdevelopment of flavors too. If I could find it at the right price, it could still be a great yardwork/summer porch beer that you could work on for hours without ending up strung out.

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Photo of Romulus141
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, golden hue. The head is fluffy and white, leaving lacing on the edges of the glass. Since the beer is unfiltered, you can see the yeast floating around in the brew as it stands still. Overall, this is a healthy looking wheat beer.

Smell: As expected, a smell of wheat and grains dominates. There is also a slight tangy aroma within this brew as well. It's nothing complicated, but pleasing.

Taste: Light, crisp, and refreshing. A light malt taste begins, and spreads out over my tongue. It finishes quickly without an aftertaste. Nothing complex here, but this is great for a hot summer day.

Mouthfeel: Light and slick. The body is unobtrusive.

Drinkability: These are quite easy to drink, and would be ideal for a session. If I saw this available on tap, I would definitely give it a shot at a bar.

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Photo of Foyle
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours with a less than 1" off white sudsy head which recedes slowly. Lacing is very slight. Color is a very cloudy gold. Lots of sedimentation in suspension (with more yeast ’chunks’ stuck in the bottom of the bottle)
Aroma: grassy wheat is the dominate smell, but there is also some malt sweetness, and clean water.
Mouthfeel: light, watery and fairly crisp. The beer is somewhat sticky and adheres to the roof of the mouth.
Flavor: sweet barley malts and grassy wheat are nicely balanced. Hop presence is quite mild but there is a slight bitterness lingering in the finish.
Overall: a nice example of the style. This a pleasant and refreshing beer, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of sleazo
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A_Pours a relatively clear tasted wheat colour. for an unflitered beer where is the sediment. The head is relatively small and doesnt last as is.

S_Mild wheat aroma with a twinge of generic hop scent. A bit too mild for my taste but not offensive in any way.

T_A faint malt sweetness mingles well with a mild wheat acidity. A mild hop bitterness dries out the finish which leads to a crisp overall experience.

M_Light bodied, medium carbonation. Just about right for what it tries to be.

D_A well rounded beer that manages to be rather refreshing. While there are obvious flaws this is a beer I would reach for again if I could.

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Photo of kagent777
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this bottle in Denver on a trip, with a bottle date of 4-5-12. A little out of date but poured into my beer goblet with a swirl.

Appearance: A nice orangish opaque beer due to the yeast suspension. This one has a few larger specks that may be due to the age of the bottle.

Smell: Not terribly strong in the scent category. I get a vague wheat, some spiciness I suspect from the hops and yeast. A light citric note as well.

Taste: This is a thirst quencher. A more pronounced wheat in the taste, with the other flavors noted in the smell. As suspected, I think this may be a little beyond its best. Not bad, but not great either. I will hunt down another bottle.

Mouthfeel: The suspended yeast add to the solidity of the mouthfeel. The carbonation is OK as is the light to medium body.

Overall: I wish I had not let this one sit so long. This one is supposed to be really good and I found it only ok.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 11/17/10, into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange body with plenty of swirling suspended yeast; a finger of delicate white head with some spots of brown yeast. Nice retention, but next to no lacing. Pretty average looking weizen, but I like the yeasty elements.

S: Rather bland, with bready malts and light lemon. Kind of boring.

T: Predominantly malty, with the yeast kicking in on the back end with some fruit, as well as lightly spicy hops. Again, not bad but far from good.

M: Light body with plenty of lively carbonation. Solid.

D: Light enough on flavor and body to go down easy, but not tasty enough to make me crave another sip.

Notes: Having enjoyed most Odell offerings, and considering the A+ review this one got from the Bros, I was really looking forward to a refreshing, flavorful gem. This one really didn't deliver. Oh, well.

Cheers!

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Photo of aggiearcher13
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. A cloudy golden yellow. ~1 inch head faded quickly, leaving a good lacing.

Smell: Noticed a lot of yeasty bread smells when pouring it.

Taste: Malty. Slightly sweet, a touch of citrus. Very clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, easy going down. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Above average, great for a hot day. Overall, a good solid wheat beer.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to an Odell's Easy Street glass :) Poured 3/4 of bottle into glass, twirled the remaining 1/4 to mix yeast, poured into glass.

A: After mixing the yeast the beer transformed from translucent to a cloudy opaque as the yeast mixed in. 2 fingers of white head with noticeable lacing.

S: The yeast aroma was overpowering to the point where I could not detect any other aromas. I realize that this is due to my twirling of the yeast. On-tap the beer has a noticeable difference but this review is specific to the bottle.

T: Begins with strong sweet wheat and malt flavors with some yeast characteristic. Finishes crisp and sweet.

M: It's a heavy wheat for sure fairly smooth.

D: Very drinkable beer. Easy to reach for another upon drinking.

Overall, not my favorite American Wheat but it's a very solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-13-2011 16:34:38

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Photo of jimdkc
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow pour with a medium-sized white head. Mild smell with a hint of citrus. Taste was pretty good, but not as much wheat or yeast flavor as expected in a wheat beer. Slight citrus taste and good hop flavor. Very smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation. Good drinkability. No off flavors... well made. Pretty good example of an American wheat.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed banana-amber with an eggshell white, finely pitting, mildly tacky head. The cap falls over time to a thick film and leaves an acceptable amount of lace in broken rings. Softly wheaty, mildly grain-like aroma with the merest suggestion of citrus peel. It's a pretty standard wheat beer nose that is neither impressive nor off-putting.

As far as taste, Easy Street could safely be called run-of-the-mill. The flavor profile consists of very lightly toasted wheat malt with a mild hoppiness. The fact that it's slightly sweeter than the style average keeps it from acheiving a dry, crisp finish. That's not a negative in my book, it's a perfectly acceptable variation. The body is medium in heft, doesn't lose its way in the bottom of the bottle and has a sprightly mouthfeel due to a generous amount of carbonation.

This is a barely better than average wheat beer from a quality Colorado microbrewery. Unfortunately, there's nothing here to bring me back a second time. I'm sure that I'll forget about Easy Street Wheat by the time my pint glass has drip-dried.

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Photo of tronester
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a medium white head. Smell is a whiff of coriander, followed by some raw grain. Taste is citrus up front, followed by bread finishing with some mild yeast. Mouthfeel is average. Overall a good beer, though a bit ho hum.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow with a creamy, white head.

Smells of pilsner malt, small ester notes...not a lot in the nose.

The taste is sweet up front with some malt character in the middle that leads into a strong orange flavor. It's simple and refreshing.

Lighter body that is crisp and smooth.

I find this to be a find wheat beer that is easy to drink but not particularly engaging.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A slightly hazed golden body, topped with a sparse yet tall white head. No lemon.
Aroma has typical lemongrass, orange peel and clove. With a slight hint of stale malt.
Flavors are mostly light; lemon, citrus and corriander. slight doughy taste comes through, a bit sticky at first. Still a bit light in the finish, but on a hot night it went down fairly crisp. Not rich or over the top.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a tasty wheat brew pours a cloudy grainy yellow with a lively white head. nose is a bit fruity, definitely smell the yeast that remains here. flavor is that of a standard wheat beer, high quality, smooth. the standout feature of this one is its mouthfeel. it is on the lighter bodied side, but has a stronger element of satisfaction than most. the high carbonaiton is perfect for this one. good outdoor summer beer, but not limited to that setting. perfectly enjoyable well into the fall as well

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Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass. Served with an orange. Dislike.

A real nice semi orange body kind of cloudy, real nice with very slow plentiful rising carbonation. Very creamy top off white laces with large chunks of coating sheets. Very impressive looking.

Nose smells like creamy blue moon but toned down. Chewy wheat malt but a hint of tang artificial powder juice. Mild sense of bile hides in the back.

On taste the palate coats with lots of wheat chew and density. Creamy feel but with lots of orange sweetness. Chewy malt finishes with lots of coating but the sweetness lingers slightly. Carbination is just slightly hinted, but gives lots of gas unfortunately.

Overall this reminds me too much of Blue Moon but far superior even if it isnt Witbier. Unfortunately this isnt a beer i want to ever have again from this brewery i really love.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It had a bit of a head but disappeared super quickly and there was not much for lace. The body was an orange hazy color and gets little lighter towards the bottom of the glass. It smells a little bit malty and beany. It has mild flavor for a wheat beer. It has a grainy and biscuit like aftertaste. It is easy to drink but very mild on flavor. Very refreshing.

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Photo of bditty187
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, soft yellow hue, small white head, soapy retention, specks of lace. Light nose, yeasty, soft maltiness, distant lemon, grain. The bouquet is fair, nothing noteworthy but it is not offensive either. The wheat taste on the palate is similar to bread, jabs of lemon zest, fairly yeasty, hints of sweet maltiness… the finish is tart and bready. Hints of toasted grain. This is a solid American Wheat. Medium-light body, firm carbonation… satisfactory mouthfeel. It is very drinkable, a thirst quenching beverage. Complex enough. I will quaff this in the summer heat like a mother…

This was re-reviewed in October 2003… and I like in much better than before. So much so I think I need to drink it again. Was I actually impressed with an American Wheat ale? Yeah, I was.

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Photo of hoffman
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice pour, head retention is not great as it fades almost completely by the end of the first sip, but does hang with the glass for a while. Overall appearance is what you would expect from any average wheat beer. The smell is faint at best but does have a citrus edge underlying mostly grainy tones. The taste of this beer is decent with a nice kick of hop bitterness to complement the grainy, citrus taste of this wheat. I was impressed with the full body feel of this beer. The creaminess almost reminds me of a good whitber. Overall a good drink I will buy again.

Update 6/12/2006:

Sometimes I look back on my old reviews and see what a dope I sounded like at the time. Note my spelling of witbier....nice one.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is an amber color that shows a mostly clear, copper-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of grassy wheat, pale crackers, fresh thrushed hay and a touch of herbal hop notes. The nose is quite clean of any fermentation character, though it maybe has a hint of green apple if you really dig for it. Not a bad nose, but fairly un-inspired.

There is a nice grassy grain character to this up front, as it moves across the tongue it picks up some toasty, biscuit like malt flavor, fresh crushed wheat character and a soft bread-like note. The finish has a touch of something that seems a bit metallic, perhaps tinny, and it also finishes a bit flat. A herbal hop note lingers in the finish, but strangely isn't all that appealing. There is also a touch of bitterness that seems to come more to the fore the longer into the finish I get; it remains a light note though and perhaps even has a peppery edge to it.

There is not a whole lot going on here; this is a straight forward example of an American Wheat beer. Even when judged against the style though, it doesn't seem to achieve quite the rusticity that something like Widmer manages to even achieve. This seems a bit too clean, even for an American Wheat. Not bad though, and certainly far from objectionable.

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Photo of Drew966
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Odell Easy Street Wheat pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is wheaty, there's not much else to it. The flavor is also wheaty, this is a simple, enjoyable session brew. Nothing really stands out, nothing offends and it's easy drinking. Good summer hot weather 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 mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

amber color, somewhat tinted yellow but actually a decent orange color surounding it. A small white head formed on the top maybe one finger high and quickly dropped down to the surface leaving behind only a trace.

light wheat aromas coming off of this one. thee is a definite hint of hops in there as well with a light lemon sort of smell sitting around in the back. Light grass and some yeast aromas as well. Lots of grain in this one with a good deal of wheat coming through. Almost has that weird macro corn flavor as well, very strange. Finish is very dry with a nice bitter hoppy finish and a long drawn out flavor of bitter tangerine like.

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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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Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
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