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:
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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 Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes to Tolnik for this one.

Pours a nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little white head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some grassy notes, and spice. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, grassy notes, slight spice. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew.

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

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is pretty light from whats there I get some citrus and wheat scents

T - Like the nose the flavor is light with citrus and wheat taste

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a pretty decent wheat beer not really much different than any other American Wheat

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

Poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Cloudy peach, with swirling yeast and mild carbonation. A soapy dirty white cap retreats quickly to a thin film. Leaves a fair amount of lace.

S: Slightly musty with a lot of lemon rind along for the ride. A sourdough biscuit aroma rounds things out.

T: Simple, but pleasant. Lemon zest is the must prevalent flavor. A light clove bite adds a bit of spice. A biscuit flavor rounds things out. Finishes rather clean, with just a bit of leftover lemon.

M: The grainy body has a high level of prickly carbonation.

D: This is a nice light session beer. Yet the overall experience didn't do that much for me. Still, it's a good example of the style.

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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 Beaver13
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a glowing hazy dirty yellow with a fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lemoney wheat.

The flavor is a little citrus with a grainy earthy wheat flavor. It has a lightly bitter citric finish. The mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation and is a little watery.

Overall, I don't really care for American wheat beers, but this is a well done version. I'm happy to grab it at places where more adventurous micros aren't available.

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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 SpecialK088
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a botle into a pint glass

Pours a very clear deep yellow untill the bottom of the bottle is swirled and poured in where it goes to a very classic wheat look

Wheat very bready nose small notes of citrus and spice

I went into this with a worry....I love odells and near everything they do. This one is bland there are some notes of sweetness but for the most part its very bready

Dry with a good carbonation level but i dont find it very refreshing leaves a very dry yeasty flavor in the mouth from drink to drink

For a wheat drinker i dont think it gets any better than this they seem to have nailed the style down perfectly just not for me

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Time for a nice light summer beer. Odell’s Easy Street it is!! Picked up this bottle while in Phoenix, AZ on a recent business trip. Bottle is stamped 6/30/11 so we are within the freshness window.

Poured with a wispy pale white head that faded rather quickly. The initial pour was a clear light gold color, but this became hazy as I swirled in the sediment. Light orange hints of color. Some splotchy lacing.

Aroma is very delicate and fresh. Light citrus and perhaps a hint of orange. Light wheat and a hint of yeast.

Very light flavor. Mostly light citrus like the aroma and a light wheat bread flavor. Finishes with a crisp finish that leaves you wanting more. Goes down so easy its scary.

Light refreshing mouth feel. Perhaps a touch watery if you focus on it.

A very drinkable beer. Fine, but not a lot of character. This is not a dis at the style as I believe some more yeast and wheat character would have made this much more interesting.

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Photo of swid
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[served at the Spearfish, SD Applebee's]

A rich, golden body, nearly (but not completely) opaque, served with a lemon (fortunately, it hadn't touched the beer yet). A thin head, about 3/8"; laces fairly well. The aroma is quite sweet and malty with some notes of citrus as well.

As the smells promised, the taste was also sweet and malty; the hops are noticed a bit later. The mouthfeel was excellent: light, crisp, and mildly bitter at the end. This is a solid wheat beer, but strikes me as being more of an American Wheat than a Hefe. Still, it goes down as another tasty wheat beer made right here in the central US.

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Photo of hiikeeba
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours up a hazy yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S - Aroma is dominated by slightly sweet wheat malt aroma. No hops detected.

T - Faintly sweet with a grainy, husky background, and a tingle of hops on the finish.

M - Slightly thin, but acceptable

D - Smooth easy drinking beer.

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Photo of codewarrior
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz from a 6-pack, poured into a snifter.

Picked this up as part of a mixed case while up at the brewery for the Mountain Standard '10 release (and to return some contaminated '10 BBS). Freshness date reads 4/25/11.

L: Clear auburn with half-a-finger soapy white head. Nothing wrong here, nothing indicating greatness either. Just looks good.

S: Crisp, clean, cold, wheat. Very clean, no bitter after-smell like in a belgian wit, just unfiltered american wheat-y goodness.

T: Starts out fat and wide wheatiness, cleans up into a focused sweet and simple middle. Finish is crisp with a hint of corn? Pretty good, if a touch bland in comparison to a world-class american unfiltered what like Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer.

F: A touch heavier than I'd like, but smooth and still quite refreshing.

D: If it weren't for Boulevard's Unfiltered Wheat beer, this would be a go-to wheat. Still an understated and elegant attempt, pretty standard fare for Odell.

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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 Nerudamann
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look - golden in color, with some particulates floating around in it, probably the wheat particles. About a finger of off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - malty smell with the sweet hint of wheat. Maybe a little citrus too.

Taste and Mouthfeel - lovely wheat taste, subtle citrus flavor. Texture is great and well-balanced.

Drinkability - very easy to drink, not VERY complex, but good-tasting.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little darker look, copper and gold, more clarity than expected, aroma of wheat crackers.

Taste, surprisingly abundant. Big wheat flavor, more of the grassy and crackery vibe. Odell really has been coming on strong lately, ten years ago, wasn't all that impresssed with these guys(gals?). Just like this style more than hefe's, you get some of the citrus feel and just the slightest hop smack.

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Photo of marc77
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow w/ an ample and persistent white head. Looks like a slightly dark Wit, but any resemblance ends there. A bit of lemon - like tartness and graininess in aroma w/ not much else. Just a hint of citrusy hop nose is there as well. Very smooth on the palette, with no outstanding flavors. The mild sweetness is offset by the equally mild hop bitterness. The typical lack of character is true to style. Finishes clean and inoffensive. Easy Street has just a bit more flavor than your run of the mill American wheat. Good drinkability if you're thirsty.

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Photo of mentor
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle left at my house by some BA after a BA gathering. Thanks for the opportunity. Pouors a one finger white frothy head. Very cloudy straw yellow, as I swirled the sediment and dumped it into the glass. Smells peachy and earthy clove. Tastes richly of peaches. Wheat and honey. Clove edge is mild. This beer is heavy on the fruity wet and mild on the phenols. Simple and easy drinking. Md-lightbody and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of corby112
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color with golden banana yellow hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting cap.  Glass is left with large streaks and rings of soapy lacing.  

Sweet citrus aroma with hints of bready yeast and zesty spice.  Hints of peppery clove and orange peel but not much banana slight alcohol phenol character.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of zesty spice, bready yeast and sweet citrus fruit.  Very similar to the aroma with hints of wheat, bread yeast along with peppery clove, lemon zest and orange peel.  The spice character is prominent but the other notes still shine through.  Mineraly dry finish.  Clean and refreshing with a nice dry spicy character to give balance and complexity.  Good wheat beer for the summer.  Lacking in alcohol an banana flavor but still pretty solid.  

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Photo of rrski198
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly cloudy yellow colored ale. SMall white head that disapeared quickly. Big huge bubbles that clung to the bottom of the glass and rose tothe top fast.

S: light malt and heavy yeast smell. Awesome fruity aroma that doesn't overpower the beer. Its a spicy aroma, like maybe lemon peel. Some wheat are to "banana" scented, this is not so and i like it.

T: Biting beer. Quick spicy bite that is surprising due to the low ABV. The yeast is absolutely the key here. Good flavor.

M: Round and full with a spice bite again on the gums. Good carbonation.

O: A nice refreshing beer. I do like it for a style I usually shy away from.

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Photo of merlin48
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy golden body with a tall vanilla head. Excellent retention and ample clingy lacing. Aroma is mostly clove, with notes of wheat, yeast, and banana. Mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated with a light medium body. Taste is spicy clove and coriander with citrusy lemon and green banana mingling with light notes of yeast and wheat. Good example of one of my least favorite styles.

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Photo of BigRedN
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass following the instructions on the label. It is a nice touch to see that information on the label. The beer is a cloudy yellow, dark gold. A nice fluffy white head, nearly 1 inch, forms on the beer. The head fades over time to a solid cover on the liquid with some good lacing. Overall a good looking wheat beer.

Smell: Scents of yeast and breadiness abound. Faint grainy malt. Also some citrousy aromas, dominated by lemon.

Taste: Will not wow anyone. Just a decent drinking beer. Some lemony citrousy flavors, with a slight sweetness, and a little malty. There is nothing bitter or hoppy here. To me just a slightly better than average wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: A very smooth, almost slick, with a medium body.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, good summer quaffer. I will likely purchase again.

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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 Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewery in August 2009.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some light wheat and lemon and not too much else. The same can be said of the taste, though it incorporates some light grain and bread. Light feel with nice carbonation; this is a good way to start and is quite sessionable.

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Photo of gregshead
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy blond colored, half finger of head which leaves pretty quickly

S - Smell of lemon, bread from the malts.

T - Tastes like a wheat beer with a little bit of lemon. Nothing too distinct in this beer but a very easy drink. No pun intended.

M -In a positive way, you can feel the haziness in the mouthfeel.

D - Overall an enjoyable wheat beer but not one that I would pick out of a crowd of wheat beers.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from the family trip to Missouri; glad to be seeing some Odell again.

A little over two months before the best-by date (“7/19/13A”).

A: Color is a pale, slightly hazy gold, with a mound of crisp white foam on top; typical for the style. Spotty retention and little circles of lacing here and there.

S: A fruity, spicy aroma that’s undeniably wheat, notes of sweet lemonade, clove, coriander, and juicy orange peel. Quite aromatic, and very pleasing. Estery yeasts (in the form of fresh banana) and husky grain fill the nose to the edges with wheat beer charm.

T: Unlike the nose, there’s not that much to the palate. Hints of lemon, orange, and a little clove blow through on a wave of timid, earthy graininess without so much as an extended greeting before they depart; in essence, it’s a clean, easy-drinking wheat with a very mild taste. Good to see some hops on the back, though, drying the finish to a respectable, slightly-astringent leafiness (keeps it from being too one-dimensional).

M: Very, VERY light, almost offensively so. The more I drink, though, the more I enjoy the texture in my glass – a slow-building frothiness eventually sets this one as “palatable.”

O: An oddly small beer that grew on me over time. That first sip, though – now that was a little too light for my tastes. Allow this one to warm up a little, allowing the grainy wheat notes to overtake what little bitters stick out when it’s chilled. In all, I think I can say that I like it for what it is compared to what it’s supposed to be, but nothing more.

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Odell Easy Street Wheat from Odell Brewing Company
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