Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Poured acloudy golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat malt, yeast and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, yeast, And a bit of citrus with a crisp, clean finish.
Braudog (6115) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/11/06 (bottle): Thought for sure Iíd had this previously, but guess I hadnít rated it yet. Poured a pleasantly bright orange-yellow with a nice yeasty swirl and a billowing head that quietly settled. Good orange-citrus aroma. The flavor was somewhat boring when I compare to some of the better American wheats Iíve had ... only a mere wisp of yeast or citrus ... just a mellow malt and a hint of the former. However, this is mellow and evenly balanced and I could easily enough take down a number of these without complaint.
GarrettB (1312) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 Wheat beers are far too easy to tread on, far too prone to excessive indulgence, and never properly imbibed. With that said, I rated the fairly far and widely available Easy Street Wheat, a direct Colorado competitor with Flying Dogís In Heat Wheat and New Belgium Sunshineís, all vying for the eager palates of more discerning youth. When I do meet the occasional college student whose interested in trying a beer thatís a ďstep upĒ from the average keg available at the nearest frat house of debauchery, they seem to lean towards the wheat beers. I hypothesize that itís the gentle and inviting flavor of wheat beers in general that permits the explorative nature of some to move beyond the plane of American swill. Anyhow, I had the Easy Street in a casual potluck type setting, to which it seemed well suited. The color is a dull and lifeless gold, filled with sediment that leaves nothing to awe at visually. The smell is also a simple front; the general wheaty characteristic smell with an insufficiently curative citrus outline. As for the taste, it is a simple metallic wheat blend, with the same plain lemon element. I imagine the Easy Street could be perked up with a slice of lemon, but overall itís generally a low quality wheat, especially compared to what is available on the market. Beer for dollar Hoegaarden will get the job done better, and it comes with a sense of European sophistry, which Odell is clearly lacking. Easy Street Wheat is a nice effort for a wheat beer, and probably a good stepping stone for the uneducated beer neophyte, but completely inadequate for the more experienced drinker or for anybody who has a lust for the unique style that is the wheat beer.
zombywoof (459) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Yeasty bread aroma with lemon. Malty lemon flavor mild hoppiness. Moderate body.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
typical yellow haze with a citrus biscuit nose. palate mod bodied with tingly citrus notes. sweet rock candy. torrified wheat and no lemon please.
Fitzy (8) - USA - JAN 3, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome...THE best wheat beer that Iíve ever had. Pop a slice of lemon in the glass and youíve got a great summer treat...although Iíd get this year-round.
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy darker gold with a hint of orange. The white head dissipates quickly. The aroma is canned peaches with some bread. There is also an earthy sweaty note. The taste has some light potatoes along with some light clove spice in the finish. There is a light hint of pears in the taste. A light crisp mouthfeel. A decent version of an American Wheat.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The bottle poured a slightly hazy light yellow beverage with a small white, fizzy head. The head was mostly diminishing and left little lacing on the glass. The aroma was slightly earthy and bready with notes of citrus. The body was medium-light with lively carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor started off slightly sweet with definite bread and earth presence. There was also some citrus in the background. The finish was medium-long and somewhat bitter.
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden color with haziness. Good head from the tap that lingered for a while. The aroma was citrusy but not overwhelming. The flavor was good with a slight maltiness and wheat flavor present. Mouthfeel was pleasant with a bit of yeast flavor present in the aftertaste.
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is yeasty and lemon. Citrus also is most of the flavor and also some breadyness. Sub par at best for the style and there are better out there.