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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Skidz on 06-03-2005)
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rrski198

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Big white fluffy head. Pale, cloudy, dirty yellow color

S: Big time peach smell. Overwhelms everythng else, but I like it.

T: Compared to the smell, the taste is quite lite. The beer balances the wheat flavor profiles with the peach flavor. Flavor lingered for a long time in my mouth.

M: Big time carbonation. Its clean and crisp but not alot unlike many beers of this style.

D: A great summer beer. I actually enjoy the fact that the beer isn't overwhelmed with peach flavor. You still get a nice wheat beer taste. This is a great beer for the season it is brewed for. I would purchase again.

03-27-2010 01:41:52 | More by rrski198
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bort11

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a wheat glass. Tall fluffy meringue of white head sits on the surface. It took a good five minutes for it to settle down to a drinking level. Circles of delicate lace cling to the glass with each sip. The color is a a hazy, fuzzy light orange.

Smell is a mix of tart grainy wheat and sweet peaches, and it comes off a little muddled. I think going one way or the other could improve. It's not a horrible mess, but it is a little deceiving leading up to the taste. The taste is more defined. Clean, dry sweetness from the peaches. A little tartness comes in at the finish.

When I first saw Wheach, what came to mind was the heavy syrup that canned peaches come in. This is not the case at all. The wheat ale body is light and clean. Very crisp carbonation, very refreshing for warm weather. This is a big surprise

03-26-2010 01:29:10 | More by bort11
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bnes09

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%

Pale and hazy pineapple color. Completely opaque with a thick, white head and frothy lacing.

Smell is crisp with plenty of peach and other citrusy fruits mingled in.

Taste is overwhelmed with peach from the get-go. Also some subtle pineapple and orange flavors. Wheat backbone comes through for a buscuit-like character. Peaches dominate well into the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied brew with mild carbonation and a crisp texture, though it goes down smoothly.

A nice choice in the spring or summer. Never had a peach beer before but this one wasn't too bad. Crisp, refreshing, and flavorful although slightly too much emphasis on the peach.

03-20-2010 03:57:43 | More by bnes09
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degerbah

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

01-30-2010 21:43:45 | More by degerbah
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Brown bottle, with yeloow label as above (a smiling peach), part of an O'Fallon mixed 8 pack from Missouri.
Poured golden color leaning more towards yellow, light shimmery hilights. Thin white foam head that dissipated quickly, little to no lacing.
Fresh peach smell with some wheat or grains. The taste is not as strong as the smell (in the peach department), probably a good thing or it might be tto sweet or artificial tasting. The wheat base comes through nicely. Thin, light body, refreshing mouthfeel. Finishes a bit dry, very crisp and clean. Good drinkability, as mentioned above not overly sweet or sugary, but you need to like the peach flavor - closer to a beer cooler.
Very comparable to Alley Kat Aprikat

12-30-2009 15:12:16 | More by BigBry
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -5.3%

Thanks Drizzam!

A - Thick hazy pale yellow body with an inch of frothy white head.

S - Certain peach smell. The scent is strong an obvious. A very inviting and well crafted aroma.

T - Mild flavor with little to offer in robust character. There is a mild wheat taste followed by hints in and out of peach. Not what I was expecting after take a whiff.

M - The feel is smooth as is goes down quite easy.

~ Overall I have to say this beer is good. However, its hard for me to recommend a brew to my fellow BAs if I don't think the flavors are there to really support it. I will say this though, the look, aroma and feel are certainly worth a try.

12-30-2009 02:44:09 | More by cdkrenz
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WJVII

Wisconsin

2.7/5  rDev -24.4%

Thanks (I think) Drizzam...
Poured into a pint glass this brew has a hazy wheat color with a finger head that dissipated quickly, but has strong carbonation rising from the bottom. The aroma is overwhelmingly peach. A slight wheat and floral hop smell is present as well. This brew has a harsh bite of a taste. A little peach, a little heffeweizen and a lot of carbonation. The taste is actually quite light, a little astringent, and not all that tasty. I appreciate a new brew, but I am not a peach fan to begin with and this just wasn't my brew.

12-10-2009 00:05:54 | More by WJVII
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drizzam

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

A little known fact about this brew...the brewery may be out of Missouri but the beer is brewed by the Stevens Point Brewing Company in Stevens Point, WI. They contract them to brew quite a lot of their beer...hence the "O'Fallon Brewery Stevens Point, WI" on the label.

Enough trivia...on to the review.

A - Poured with a white one finger head that dissipated really quickly, leaving a bit of white froth on top of the beer. Little to no lacing. The beer itself is a cloudy orange/yellow color.

S - Heavy fresh peach smell with some wheat esters.

T & M - The taste falls a little flat in comparison to the nose. The wheat backbone is there but the peach flavor seems a little artificial compared to what I smelled. It does seem to improve as it warms though. Thin bodied mouthfeel, finishes very crisp and clean.

D - The low ABV and crisp clean finish lend to the high drinkability of this beer. However, the peach taste might not be high on a lot of peoples lists. This is not a bad beer, but not one that knocks your socks off.

11-25-2009 21:35:10 | More by drizzam
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BobbyBeerman

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%

A: Pours a hazy pale golden color. It appears very effervescent but it doesn't produce that much head. The white head, while thin, persists throughout the entire event but produces little to no lacing.

S: Nice peach aroma without being over the top accompanied with a little bready wheat. There is a little sweet malt aroma in the background.

T: I was hoping for a nice fruit base that would be a thirst quencher. This one satisfied that desire. Well-balanced flavors that don't over power the taste buds. Peach, wheat... Don't really detect any hops.

M: On the higher end of the carbonation spectrum - a little burn - but not bad. Medium to light bodied that feels a little creamy.

D: This one I had purchased to try in beer bread but changed my mind and drank it instead. I'm not disappointed but I feel that there could have been more to this one. It's worth the try.

09-08-2009 02:12:53 | More by BobbyBeerman
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katan

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a hazy straw color, almost 2-3SRM. Little head formation, but it does leave behind a light white film. Carbonation is obvious, but not strong.

S - A nice peach scent - very fruity and pleasant. It is well matched with some orangish hop in the background.

T - Starts off with a fruity peach note, sweet. Mid-stream is fairly flat, with only the lightest bitterness forming. No hop note. Finishes with more of the peach sweetness, with more of an acidic sour balance forming.

M - Moderate body - carbonation bite is present, stinging. Leave behind a light sugar clinging.

D - Easy drinking. ABV is manageable. Flavor is easy, smooth. Very much a summer beer.

08-28-2009 03:23:50 | More by katan
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COBeerBuff

Kansas

2.9/5  rDev -18.8%

Received during the Great Summer Beer Exchange of '09...

Appearance: Pours a quite hazy straw color with a huge two-finger white head of tightly packed bubbles. No lacing to mention.

Smell: It definitely smells like a wheat beer. Lots of bready grains and a small amount of malts. Not as much peach as I was expecting from the "wheach" moniker. Smells a bit more like apricots than anything.

Taste: This beer has something...errr...what is it? Peach! That's what it is. I definitely get the peach that I wasn't getting in the nose. Very bland tasting. The peach doesn't really come through until the very end.

Mouthfeel: This isn't as crisp as many wheat beers have been. There's a definite sticky quality to this beer, and I'm not sure if it's something I'm wild about.

Drinkability: This beer, while incredibly light and fruity, just isn't very sessionable for me. My fiancée loves this beer, but the stickiness is too much for me. If peach flavoring is your goal, then this beer would match perfectly (but you might want to reassess your goals in life if peach is what does it for you). For me, this one's a non-starter.

08-20-2009 21:02:15 | More by COBeerBuff
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%

6oz sample, shared half with my wife. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head that left little lacing on the glass. Aromas were of fresh ripened peaches with a slight fermented scent with some faint wheat. Tastes were sweet peaches that were wine-cooler-like at first; very artificial, with some yeasty flavors. Fuller fruity peach taste follows with a wheat note and a sweet finish. Mouth-feel was thin bodied, with high carbonation. Seemed refreshing, but I had to get past the initial artificial peach taste at the beginning of each sip. For a fruit beer, it was decent.

08-03-2009 03:53:40 | More by barnzy78
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hossua34

California

4.18/5  rDev +17.1%

Appearance is a cloudy, pale yellow. Thin head that dissipates fast and leaves a sparse layer of bubbles. Little lacing.

Smell is of fresh peaches, wheat and yeast. Has a "bright" lemony, sparkling smell to it. Yum!

Taste is strongly of peaches, but also with enough wheat background to make it pleasant and well-balanced. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is light and somewhat watery. Very bubbbly and summery, though.

Drinkability is top-notch. Goes down smoothly, leaves a great taste and plenty of room for more.

Wheach is one of my all-time favorite fruit beers, and on a short list of preferred summer beers. The peaches are delicious but not overpowering, and overall this brew is refreshing and perfect for a hot summer's day. A fine offering from O'Fallon.

08-01-2009 23:08:16 | More by hossua34
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1fastz28

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%

well, i'm not a huge fruit beer, but this is probably the best i've had. it looks like a normal heffe, nothing about its appearance would make it seem like it was any different, its smell though is very different, very strong peach aromas but still has a good wheat beer aroma.

taste is ok, its decent and has decent drinkability, not something i would choose to drink all day but i'd take it over almost any lager any day of the week

07-01-2009 03:16:08 | More by 1fastz28
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CrazyMacHarris99

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +27.5%

Pours a pale yellow orange with a fluffy white 1/2" head that stays pretty thick throughout. This beer is very hazy. The smell when I first opened the bottle was pale wheat and malt but once in the glass the aroma of fresh peaches filled the air in my immediate vicinity. Sticking my nose in the glass and the smell of sweet, fresh peaches is pretty much all you can smell. The taste is the typical light malts and pale wheat of an average American Pale Wheat ale but then the fresh peaches explode in your mouth. There are really no off flavors or they are just very well masked by the peach. The wheat and the peach work well together and I believe without the peach this could stand alone as a very good Pale Wheat Ale. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. The carbonation is there but is not overpowering or harsh. It actually helps give the peach a slight twang. Drinkability on this is amazing and I am upset I have waited over a year to try this beer. I'll probably pick up a case for the beach in August. This is probably the greatest fruit beer I have ever had!

06-23-2009 05:40:01 | More by CrazyMacHarris99
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david131

California

4.18/5  rDev +17.1%

A- A very hazy, pale yellow beer with a thick and creamy white head. The liquid is pretty thick looking beceause the haze will not disperse fully throughout the liquid.

S- Loads of peaches with some flowers and honey. There is a biscuity malt undertone as well. This actually smells great.

T- Sweet, but not too sweet. The peach flavor is very appealing and nice for something different. This may make a great summer session beer... if the ABV were know, it would help.

M- The carbonation is very nice. There is a bit of creaminess to this as well as some tartness.

D- An enjoyable beer that is nice for a change. I wasn't expecting much, but this is seriously worth trying.

06-18-2009 02:29:22 | More by david131
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wnh

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, pale straw with one finger of fizzy white head that fades quickly into a sparse, spotty film across the surface. Clear, but not crisp. Not a great looker.

Nose is fresh, ripe peaches, with a strong wheaty backbone.

Starts off with a big, quick hit of ripe peach up front, followed quickly by a strong bread-like wheat backbone. Even with how prominent the peach is, there's no denying this is clearly a wheat, which is surprising. Somehow the peach manages to be big and bold without being intrusive.

Light to medium body. Crisp and clean, with enough carbonation to make it refreshing. A great summer beer. Quenching and easy to drink. I'm a fan.

06-12-2009 00:33:40 | More by wnh
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KI9A

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Hazy straw, some head.

S: Peaches. That's it.

T: Peaches, citrus.

M: fairly clean, refreshing.

D: Not big on fruit beers as a session beer, but, this is damned drinkable. Noticed it says O'Fallon Brewery, Stevens Point, WI. Funny, but O'Fallon is about 500 miles from Stevens Point. I guess they can't find a contract brewer any closer? I grew up about 30 miles from the Point brewery, and they are indeed a fine bunch..but...an STL brewery?

05-31-2009 05:45:11 | More by KI9A
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wyattshotmaker

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

this is probably one of my favorite fruit beers,my sister loves this beer so i figured i'd might as well review it.

pours a hazy golden color with a nice head,decent lacing.

smells like wheat with a dry peach scent.pretty good.

taste:a nice blend of wheat and peach.finishes dry,which i think suits the style well.

mf=pretty carbonated,almost like a cider but the wheat flavors lets you know it's a beer.

drinkability-during a hot summer,this is an extremely refreshing beer.

05-29-2009 02:48:21 | More by wyattshotmaker
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%

Pours a cloud pale yellow color with a small white head.

Scent of peach syrup and wheat. I wasn't really expecting much, but the peach and wheat characters blend together nicely.

Taste of peaches, citrus, and wheat. Light and tasty, a refreshing warm weather beer.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with strong carbonation.

I will be drinking this one regularly in the summer months to come, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

05-22-2009 00:51:10 | More by paco1029384756
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BMoney575

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%

Sampled on 5-13-09

Pours an extremely light and pale yellow, completely opaque. A thin white head stays in one thin ring right at the top.

Smell is sweet peach right up front. One dimensional, but very different and rather pleasant.

Taste is all thick breadiness, with a slight peach flavor that becomes cloyingly sweet after a second. The finish is sticky and yeasty.

Mouthfeel is very slick, but not that bad.

Drinkability is decent, but the sweetness is a little unbalanced.

Overall, good potential, but not quite there.

05-13-2009 22:59:44 | More by BMoney575
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev -5.3%

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

05-07-2009 02:54:19 | More by russpowell
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

Pours a hazy light yellow color with a very fizzy white head that fades to nothingness in a hurry.

Smell is quite peachy. Has a few orange peel notes and almost has a wit-like feel to it. One of the more delicious smelling fruit beers I have come across. For me, peaches have an excellent smell and the other fruit and spice notes add a nice contrast.

Taste is light and refreshing, I dig this one. Peachy and acidic, has a nice wheat tang and is very clean. This would be a nice summertime drinker and should even appeal to people who claim they dont like the taste of "beer". A classic 'panty dropper'. I will buy this again next time I see it.

04-30-2009 16:49:36 | More by twiggamortis420
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slyke

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%

O'Fallon Wheach pours a hazy golden color with a tall white head that falls to a thin cap after just a couple of minutes - no lacing.

The smell is heavy with the aroma of peaches.

The taste peachy again with some malt and a tinge of hops at the end.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a fairly clean finish.

Drinkability is alright. I may try this one again when summer comes.

02-22-2009 17:35:15 | More by slyke
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%

12 oz. bottle courtesy of Phil. Tried 13 Sep 2008.

Smally white head quickly dissipates in the glass. Golden peachy color. Smells like overripe peaches with some salty/mineraly background. Fairly light in flavor, peach, sweet and sour. Slight hint of lemon. Peach flavor seems somewhat one dimensional, not sure if this is made with real peaches or not. Light body.

Overall not offensive but would not get this again.

01-26-2009 02:54:26 | More by htomsirveaux
Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
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