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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of Brenden
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Brenden, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of bearass
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

ahhh summertime in mizzery the humidity makes the bottom of the boxers a swimmingpool of sweat.. the only thing that can replenish? water you say... nah beer tasty tasty beer so to the sounds of if this is it by THE huey lewis i bring you my review of wheach....

first off i would like to point out that i am not the biggest fan of wheat beers if i wanted that much yeast i would go talk to my ex but the peach does a decent job of making you forget you are drinking rookie beer

smell- smells like wheat dude
taste like peaches
mouthfeel- like yeast

good very slammable in a can

bearass, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of sixerofelixir
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If the numerical stamps on O'Fallon are Julian dates, then my bottle was brewed on 0690, or March 10th, 2010. The peach being on the label is good for a chuckle.

Pours a clouded golden yellow. A white ring followed my sample the entire way down the glass. Smell is all peaches and cream. First taste is a pleasant bombardment of peach, with enough grainy backbone to give it some body. Mouthfeel is average because after a bit, carbonation is lacking, but any more gas infusion and it'd be made by Bartles & Jaymes. Drank quickly, it is tasty..

sixerofelixir, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle split and poured into a Piraat tulip. (Forgot to write the number on the neck down but if it was a Julian date it was around March of 2010).

Thanks to my cousin Dan for sharing another beer!

A - Wheach is a totally hazed beer with a golden yellow color with no head released on the moderate pour. A tiny arch of lace from tilting the glass for a smell is all that's left.

S - Crisp and inviting peach and wheat nose is a bit syrupy in the sweetness of it but it's still thin and keeping the classic wheat nose. Not really much else going on here.

T - A nice punch of peach appears right off the bat which moves seamlessly into a soft wheat flavor. Unfortunately it goes into a little bit of a husky, grainy finish that hurts it a bit. Good balance otherwise and no syrupy flavor.

M - Light-bodied and smooth with a crisp flavor and finish. Refreshing!

D - Great drinkability makes this a good summer beer or light desert beer that would pair well with a cheesecake. Tasty!

BeerFMAndy, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of semibaked
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a super hazy peach color on top and a yellow on the top that yields about an inch of white foam on top.

S - Smells like canned peaches, light syrupy sweetness, and some lemon peel.

T - Light tastes of peaches, mild hoppiness, and some yeast funk too.

M - Light bodied and that's it.

D - This is a nice light wheat beer with some faint peach flavor, it is very refreshing and glad I got to try it.

semibaked, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of CMW
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright yellow color reminiscent of corn. There is a fluffy white head that forms but recedes quickly. There is a slight amount of soapy lacing on the side of the glass.

S - Tons of peach, some wheat and straw.

T - Based on the nose, I thought this would be sweeter. Lots of peach upfront, but it tastes watered down. A little bit of the yeast and wheat flavors but they are definitely in the background.

M - Light and airy.

D - This would be good on a summer day, but I am not sure how many I could drink because the peach flavor might get a little stale.

CMW, Apr 10, 2010
Photo of ig88b
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap @flying saucer in KC. Poured into a 22oz glass.

A: Very small white head that dissipates quickly. VERY cloudy straw color.

S: Peaches up front, a sour bread lingers.

T: Not near as much peach as the smell. You have to hold it in your mouth. Bread here and not much else. Sorta sour alcohol back end. Oddly, better than expected.

M: Tons of carbonation on the tongue, otherwise, medium bodied.. chewier than the standard wheat.

D: This goes down pretty easily. I could see drinking a bunch of these on a hot summer day.

This is better than most O'Fallon beers, which I've typically been disappointed with.

ig88b, Apr 10, 2010
Photo of Parrotbeak
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale straw color with a thin white head that fades quickly.
Smell is peaches, with the malts coming up from underneith. More bready, corny malts.
Taste is again peaches along with sweet malts. Some apple flavor comes in as well.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied. Lots of carbonation, with a crisp, slightly dry finish.
Decent drinkability. A bit too sweet.

Parrotbeak, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass
Hazy, wheat colored, with a nice, bright white head of foam
Aroma-definite peaches, wheat
Taste-Peaches and wheat, bread/biscuit, crisp,, tart finish.
Overall, a nice refreshing brew-Would be a decent hot weather session beer

hosehead83, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of jsh420
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

pours very cloudy yellow gold with a 2 finger head that left some spotted lacing

smells like a peachy lager

taste is ok - lots of peach not enough wheat or spice - this beer needs more then just the peach

mouthfeel is good - medium to full body for a wheat - good carbonation

drinkabiltiy - not good - i will have a hard time drinking this 6 pack

jsh420, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of rrski198
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

rrski198, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of bort11
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

bort11, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of bnes09
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

bnes09, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of degerbah
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

degerbah, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

BigBry, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of cdkrenz
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

cdkrenz, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of WJVII
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

WJVII, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of drizzam
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

drizzam, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of BobbyBeerman
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BobbyBeerman, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of katan
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

katan, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of COBeerBuff
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

COBeerBuff, Aug 20, 2009
Photo of barnzy78
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

barnzy78, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of hossua34
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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.

hossua34, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of 1fastz28
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

1fastz28, Jul 01, 2009
Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.