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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Skidz on 06-03-2005

Imagine our smooth, clean wheat beer with a touch of peach and you get the idea behind O'Fallon Wheach, our peach wheat beer. Light, refreshing and crisp, it's perfect for any occasion!

7 IBU
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Ratings: 425 | Reviews: 177
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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Simple gold with large bubbles clinging to the glass and miniscule ones racing up to the pure white cap. If this beer uses O'Fallon Unfiltered Wheat as a base beer, then why is it perfectly clear? (note: the beer does become mildly cloudy when the final ounce is added to the glass). The semi-creamy head is a bit watery and leaves evanescent lace as a result.

If the nose is any indication, the brewery added more than the 'touch of peach' that they claim. On the positive side of the ledger, the peachiness smells natural, like the fresh fruit. In addition, it doesn't overpower the underlying wheatiness of the ale. There is no real negative side. Even as one who isn't thrilled with peaches, this is a wonderful peach beer nose.

Unfiltered Wheat is supremely uninteresting beer and does nothing to distinguish itself from the legions of bland APWAs being brewed across America. Wheach is here to provide a much needed kick in the ass. As in the nose, the peachy flavor has been added in just the right amount; it's neither too subtle nor too aggressive.

The problem is, though, the beer tastes harsh for some reason. I expected soft, wheaty and fruity. I'm getting ragged, bitter and peach pitty. Something other than the simple addition of 'natural (peach) flavor' had to have been added to get from Unfiltered Wheat to Wheach. My natural dislike of peach isn't an issue here because I've given several peach beers good scores.

The body is acceptable and actually hits most of its marks given the base beer and the style. It's closer to light than to medium, holds up well with warming (which is more than I can say for the flavor) and is acceptably carbonated.

Wheach (an infinitely superior name to Pheat) was a nice idea that didn't come off as well as it might have. I'm all for jazzing up a lackluster American Pale Wheat Ale, even if peach is the flavor chosen, but I can't help feeling that something went wrong with this particular beer. Smoke is still the star of the O' Fallon Brewery.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Wheach pours from the brightly colored yellow and orange bottle a slightly cloudy goldenrod yellow color with an aird bubbly half inch of head on top. As I place my nose near the glass an aroma akin to opening a jar of peach preserves wafts up. This is met by a husky wheat grain aroma that brings its own lemony citric quality. The peach is not too overpowering and adds a unique twist to the normally boring American wheat.

First sip brings peach preserves upfront melded with a somewhat astringent wheat malt. Clean and refreshing with a mellow herbal hop finish. A lingering graininess sits on the back of the palate after each sip. A summery twist on the wheat beer that's rather interesting.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with fast moving carbonation that cuts across the palate. Pretty easy to drink and good on a hot day...however I can't see having more than a few in a sitting..I think I would get burnt out on the flavor. Worth a try if you enjoy fruit beers and peaches!

Photo of warnerry
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy light straw color with one finger of white head. Head has decent retention but doesn't leave any lacing.

S - Big peach aroma with a faint amount of wheat.
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T - There is a big peach flavor, but it doesn't dominate the taste as much as it does the smell. More wheat presence than in the smell. Pretty nice. Would be good on a hot day.

M - Light crisp mouthfeel that works well for this beer .

O - A pretty good wheat beer with a nice complement of peach. I wouldn't have this every day, but I would get it again.

Photo of tjthresh
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is probably one of the best fruit beers I’ve ever tasted. The peach is not too forward, yet it is still very peachy. In the nose and the flavor. Wheat charactor is evident by the cloudy appearance, and silky smooth palate. I recommend to anybody.

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks like O'Fallon is contracting out of Stevens Point, WI. Appears a nice semi clouded bright golden hue with almost an orange glow to it. A bright egg shell white head forms thick with fine even lacing. Aroma is strong peach flesh and earthy peach pit tones. Flavor is weird a semi biscuit malt backing with a creamy note clashing with earthy peach pit and flesh tones, a bit juicy. Pretty weird stuff going on here, unremarkable fruity wheat beer it just happens to be a new fruit I've never had in my beer before. Mouthfeel has soft natural carbonation going on. Not bad definitely drinkable stuff just not my cup of tea, keep on searching for something else in their lineup so far Chocolate Cherry beer and this were pretty sorry offerings.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a hazy pale yellow body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles that race to the surface. There is a snow-white head of various sized bubbles that last for a good bit.

S- The smell of peach is very perfumed but it is not overly chemical, just very strong.

T- The fizz with a hint of peach schnapps is about all I can taste for the first few sips. Then strong note of peach fuzz take over with a faint green hops that is very light in the background. There is a faint lemon tartness in the background in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a fizz texture.

D- This beer is almost like a soda pop with a big fizz and a strong peach flavor. I would have liked to taste more of the wheat and malt and less fizz in this beer.

Photo of degerbah
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold color with very little head. The aroma is peach-tastic. So much peach that you can smell it as soon as the bottle was opened. The taste is crisp and notnearl as sickly sweet as I would have expected based on the aroma. The peach flavor still dominates the flavor, but otherwise this wheat is very, very drinkale. I hate everything else I've ever had from O'fallons except this beer. I gladly bought a whole case of this.

Photo of Brenden
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes are from Saturday 5/29.

This beer is a lightly clouded yellow-gold with a soft, creamy white head that stays together for a short time before fading away and leaves very light lacing behind.
The aroma of the fresh juice of ripe peaches is prevalent in this one with a sturdy wheat backing.
The juice is all here in the flavor, but the wheat really fades away into the background. I was a little surprised as well by how weak the flavor turned out to be. There's also no real balance and I'm getting nothing but the peach and grains initially. Eventually I get just a touch of hops toward the end and there's a tartness underneath as well.
An active but not overactive carbonation gives this one a good, crisp bite that balances an otherwise smooth mouthfeel. Body is light to medium.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jhammerly for this very interesting brew.
A cloudy golden-yellow fills the glass and hundreds of tiny bubbles burst to the top feeding the half finger white head
Aroma is definately peach...I'm not sure if it is wheat softened with peach or peach made sharper with wheat, but they are both in the nose.
Taste has all of the attributes of a wheat...sort of biscuit-like yeast with a spicy, peppery taste as it works it's way back through your mouth, but then it finishes with soft, ripe peaches.
The mouthfeel is very smooth and slippery.
This would be a really nice summer quencher.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy peach brew looks juicy and thick, like nectar. the head is a solid two fingers, and lasts for several minutes before reducing to a white cap. A good amount of lace is left on the glass, but slides quickly back into the beer.

S - Juicy peach and mango nectar. This smells profoundly like fleshy peaches and sweet mango! My fiance had a mango margarita last night that was made with real mango nectar and this is remarkably similar to that. I also smell some fruity mango or peach flavored bubblegum. Nice!

T - The flavors are really ffresh, fleshy, and juicy, but don't quite live up to the glorious nose. This is pretty good stuff! Fruit beers are almost always artificial and overly sweet, but this is neither. It's balanced, tangy, sweet, and a little yeasty.

M - Medium bodied and citrus fresh on the palate. This is really thirst quenching and satisfying.

D - Probably the best non-lambic fruit flavored beer that I've ever had! I could sink a six of this in the summer no problem. I usually avoid fruit beers, but this is a really nice exception to the rule. I've gotta make it down to O'Fallon soon, since I live so close.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to expatsteve for the bottle.

Pour: light straw yellow with a mild haze under an inch of snow white foam.

Nose: super-sweet peach tea/syrup with a faint husky wheat finish.

Taste: bright flash of peach and apricot on the forepalate that steps aside for burly wheat malt and popcorn and a smooth, dry finish.

Feel: medium body, fizzy carbonation

Drinkability/Overall: Fairly straightforward and two-dimensional (peach and wheat...go figure) but tasty and refreshing nonetheless. O'Fallon makes yet another solid goofy fruit beer.

Photo of dirtylou
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz single, Woodman's

appearance: pours from a nifty bottle into a hefe glass...pale hazy golden orange body, light fluffy 1/2" head, decent lacing, quite hazed

smell: sweet, canned peaches dominate the aromas, crisp wheat underneath, hint of toasted malt, light citrus, slightly tart

taste: more of the same...sweet and syrupy canned peaches, lightly toasted malt, crisp and lemony wheat feel, sweet apricot...lots of artificial peach flavouring...pretty decent summer brew, enjoyable

mouthfeel: medium-light body, zesty

drinkability: session

Photo of WoodBrew
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I don't know what you would like me to say about this beer..."please hold my purse whilst I pee"??? The beer is ok...it has peach aroma and accents. The Wheach poured a yellow clear with thin white head that is to sweet to lace. The scent is has subtle backdrop of peach. The taste weak peach with a wheat beer base. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good lawn mower beer and capable of competing with the Leinekugles beery Weiss beers.

Photo of ccahoon22
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very small head that quickly dissipates. Looks a little lighter than most wheats.

S - Smells fruity with a slight hint of peach.

T - Tastes like a sweet wheat beer with the wheat taste overtaken by the sweetness.

Notes - Not a bad beer but couldn't drink more than a few. Probably better fit for the summer like most fruit/wheats.

Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy lemon yellow hue with a decent thick and foamy head; lacing is good

S: Lots and lots of peach and apricot with a touch of lemon and banana; lots of grainy undertones--smells sweet and delicious

T: Peach, apricot, lemon zest and sweetness up front but that sweetness fades leaving a dry fruity flavor with a pleasant grainy undertone

F: Crisp with good carbonation--not too thin like many wheats

O: This is a solid and incredibly refreshing beer

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up while in Lexington, Kentucky a few weeks ago.

Pours cloudy yellow with a rather nice white head that disappears quite quickly.

This smells almost exclusively of sweet canned peaches. While I would like it to smell a little more like fresh peaches I happen to like the smell of the canned version. As it warms I think I can smell a little beer in there somewhere.

The taste is actually wuite light on the peaches. The beer comes out with a lot of fresh wheat and a more subtle peach finish.

The feel is a bit light for my taste, even for the style.

This is a fairly refreshing beer that is quite drinkable on the uber-hot day I just had.

Photo of cjacobsen
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(A) Pours pretty clear, yellow with some darker hues of yellow intermixed. Nice foamy white head that retracts to just a small bit on the top.

(S) Smells of peaches, some wheat, light malts, sugars. The peach smell is the most dominant. Maybe a little bit of orange rind and light citrus.

(T) The peach is big and paired with the wheat, it really makes this beer taste like a peach that's been freshly picked and then soaked in MGD for a long while. It's got a small sweetness and a bit of an orange zest toward the end. The lingering aftertaste is definitely orange peel.

(M) It's a light bodied brew that has a very smooth finish.

(O) This beer is what I would think if someone said they had a beer with peaches in it. It's tastes a lot like MGD mixed with fresh peaches, which isn't a bad thing by any means. It's refreshing and perfect for summer.

Photo of radiator
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale amber, more or less what I'd expect from any sort of wheat beer.

S: Smell is strongly of peaches, but with subtle notes of wheat beer blended in behind the fruitiness

T: Immediate taste is of peaches, but this taste fades pretty quickly. Aftertaste leaves something to be desired, but isn't bad. Overall, the taste is pretty mild.

M: Relatively thin with moderate carbonation, again pretty much what you'd expect from an average wheat

D: Definitely easy to drink, especially on a hot summer day.

Overall, not really a beer to seek out unless you enjoy peach flavor (which I do), but if you do, not a bad beer to drink on a hot day. Room for improvement, to be sure, but not bad as it is.

Photo of russpowell
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very effervescent straw with a pinky of pearl white head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Canned peaches & apple blossom, plus some metallic hints lurking as this warms

T: Peach juice, tartness, dryness & some honey up front. Peach, honey & apricot mingle as this warms, plus more tartness. Finishes peachy with pronounced tartness & a hint of lemon

MF: Light/medium bodied, near perfect carbonation, verging on over carbonation

Drinks alright, I can't see me doing any more than 2 unless I am in a jam or it's really hot. This just isn't my cup of tea; my wife really likes it

Photo of nortmand
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy yellow orange with an ephemeral fizzy white head.

Smells like peaches n' creme oatmeal.

Light tartness up front blends into an indistinct artificial peach flavor. Light bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Light bodied with a tongue smacking carbonation, this beer is a bit too much like pop to be extremely enjoyable.

Photo of bashiba
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a light golden/orange color with a thin bit of white head, a smidge of lacing.

Smell had a huge fresh peach smell at first which quickly dulled to a light caramel malt with just a touch of peach.

Flavor had a thin malt and wheat flavor with a touch of yeast and a mild bit of fresh peaches.

Mouthfeel was thin with lots of carbonation and a hint of dryness.

Easy enough to drink, not terrible, but a bit thin and very one dimensional.

Photo of nmyers
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color of this beer is a brilliant yellowish-orange, with a nice 1/4 of white head on it. As you can expect with a name like Wheach, this beer has a strong peach aroma. This beer has a great taste; with a big wheat flavor right up front followed by a sweet peach finish, with absolutely no bitterness.

Photo of bwood06
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from can into Pint glass

A - Rich, frothy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Clear gold in color with a slight amber tint. Head, once dissipated, leaves a creamy film on the top of the beer. 3.75/5

S - Heavy peach aroma with notes of lemon and apricot. Somewhat of a peppery spiciness in the aroma as well. There is a slight graininess and yeastiness to the aroma, but as a sub note. Very medicinal aroma. 3/5

T - Very heavy on the peach flavor with a bit of lemon and apricot, just like the smell. I am also getting a bit of the base malt and a yeasty note as well. 3.25/5

M - Light bodied but not extremely dry. Finishes lightly but leaves a lingering feeling on the back of the tongue. 3.5/5

O - Not a beer that I will buy again (this one was my wife's idea and she found out that she does not like it). It's just an odd combination of fruit and beer. Other fruit beers I can handle nicely but peach just doesn't lend itself to my palate very well. Attempted to review to style as best as possible. I like the appearance, but just not necessarily the aroma or the taste. 3.25/5

Photo of Generik420
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard 16oz pint glass. Beer was very light yellow and hazy.

Smell had a great peach aroma.

Taste was very much like a peach soda more then a beer. The peach flavor comes across very good, but it seemed more like a beer miixed with soda

Very fizzy beer, once again strengthing the soda-like opinion.

All in all, I enjoyed this beer, but wouldn't go out of my way for it anytime other then on the hottest days of summer. It would be great for that, or maybe to ween someone from alchopops (malternative bevarages) slowly over to beer.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A loyal BMC drinker friend gave me one of these and told me how great it is so I'm wondering what all the fuss is about.

12oz bottle poured into weizen glass no freshness date, says "Malt Beverage with Natural Flavor" on the bottom of the bottle. Uh-oh? Sort of makes me think of Smirnoff Ice all malt beverage, we shall see I guess.

A: Pours a cloudy peach (ha!) color, looks a lot like a blue moon and other beers of that sort. Head is about an inch but fades away too quickly and forms a smallish ring around the glass. For shame.

S: Mmm, very inviting sweet peach and apricot, not too far removed from the Apricot Weizen the Pyramid puts out with a little yeasty backend which sort of lets you know it's a beer and not a malt beverage (even though it says so on the label).

T/MF: A bit bitter for a beer that claims to taste like a peach. I am inclined to believe that the brewer just jacked a truck of Apricot Weizen and relabled it. A bit flat on the peach side with the yeast doing most of the work as the peach/ apricot brings up the rear. Finished with a funky cooked buttery popcorn flavor with a bit of a warm alcohol finish, strange.

D: Refreshing but not really that great from a hardcore beer drinker standpoint. It's a nice change if you're BMC drinker but I'd take a Blue Moon or Apricot Weizen over this.

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Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.