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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of smwesson500
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Trying to do this from memory so forgive me if this is jumbled. Has a very light and faint smell (of peach obviously). The taste is a problem for me. The beer is sweet and is easy on the palate, but the taste is simply not here for me. I can not honestly say what can be done differently to improve, but the taste almost makes it too much like drinking juice.

However, this beer is perfect if only drinking one or two at dinner or on a hot summer day.

Photo of milkjunkie666
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like this beer a lot. Strong peach smells and flavor, well-balanced, not too peachy, not too malty.. nice

if you're in to flavored beers this should be near the top of the list, i typically don't have to many, just this and sam cherry wheat, but i like both quite a bit. not an every day brew, but a great seasonal and i look forward to next season.. quality brew from an interesting and pretty good brewery, thumbs up!

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 indiapaleale
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little opaque in appearance, light peach color with a nice inch of foam on top.

Aroma is well...peaches for lack of a better word. Smells a bit like gummy peaches actually...man I used to love those things. Perhaps just a tad bit of wheat going on here too.

Tastes very sweet with big flavor of ripe peaches. I'll be honest, this could be a lot worse if those peach flavors were syrupy like IHOP but they're not.

This is a nice easy drinking wheat beer with a bold fruit flavor. Nothing wrong with that on a hot summer day.

If you're not willing to enjoy this for what it is than don't bother.

Photo of mjvos
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly hazy yellow pour from a 12oz can into a beer mug. Quite a bit of head forms, but settles down to a very consistent half-finger with a small amount of lacing. Smells very peachy, a welcome smell for summertime. The peach smell comes through strong in the taste along with the standard wheat beer flavor. It is fairly light-bodied, maybe a little thinner than desired, but smooth none-the-less. Overall, a tasty, sessionable beer for the warmer months that should appeal most.

Photo of Brunite
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy straw color...a wheat beer for sure. Average head.

S: As expected...peaches dominate. In fact...all peach.

T: As expected again....Peach. Being one of the biggest fans of their Cherry Chocolate...I expected a good effort here. Taste is not overpowering...but enough to leave a lingering flavor on the palate.

M: Light-bodied. Crisp....creamy....nice.

O: Another great job O'Fallon. Not quite Cherry Choco...but tasty and an excellent summer option when you want something light and a break from hefe's and PA's.

Is this world class beer? Of course not. But like O'F C-C...this one nails it for what it is trying to accomplish. Nothing heavy...nothing sour...it's not about the yeast. This is just a plain old refreshing summer beverage that is great when chilling out and want something different.

I bought a 12er in cans and am glad I did.

Photo of ChugginOil
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured feom can @ St. Charles House Pub.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with less than a fingers worth of white head. The nose strongly resembles peach with a slight wheat scent. Wow, this is quite refreshing. The body is light and crisp, great for a hot summer night. Peach stands out the most here with a enlightening amount of wheat to round it out. Overall, great summer beer that I could continuously consume.

Photo of sweemzander
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thank for sharing chris!

(A)- Pours a hazy orange peach color. Some froth and lace.

(S)- A big blast of peach and lemon up front. Straightforward but enjoyable.

(T)- A crisp yet light peach juice flavor. Tiny bits of lemon and biscuit, but pretty much straight-up fruit juice.

(M)- Light, crisp and refreshing. Very straightforward, but extremely thirst quenching.

(D)- Not a great beer by any means, but it was a welcomed beverage to help cut the intense summer heat.

Photo of DannyDan
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a thin white head that has good carbonation, retention and lacing. The nose consists of fresh peaches along with some wheat and biscuit. One of the most pleasant aromas I have had in a beer. The taste is peaches, peaches and more peaches along with some wheat, biscuit and a hint of hops. It has a nice fruity flavor without being too sweet. The light to medium body and smooth taste makes this one of the must try beers for a nice summer day.

Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Pale Wheat Ale with "natural peach flavors".

Into a small goblet it pours a cloudy, pastel yellow that fades into orange. Sticky white foam on top, no lasting lace, but the head retention was pretty good.

Clean mellow flavor, some wheat presence, and definite peach notes, without being cloyingly sweet. Soft, dusty wheat lends a subtle graininess, while the fruity bit qualifies it's namesake. It's decent, clean and easy to sip or quaff, though sort of one-note. Designed for session drinking in warmer months, and maybe converting your macro-drinking friends.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It's a mix between tan and "peach" in color, white head of about half an inch, dissipating to a sheen, not leaving much in the way of lacing.

Smell is lightly wheat and fruity peach.

Tastes quite peachy to be sure, but also has a surprising biscuit malt aspect, with some grains and wheat.

Feel wise it wasn't bad at all, a bit on the thicker side despite being light and easy to drink.

It's not bad, but it's not outstanding in the area of fruit beers either.

Photo of jmvecchio1
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wheach pours out a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white head perched on top. The aroma off this beer is as if you were to stick you head into a bushel barrel full of perfectly ripe peaches. You can almost feel the soft peach fuzz on the inside of you nose each time you take a sniff. The taste of this beer is smooth, peachy, and lightly sweet. The beer is slightly dry on the swallow and it has a pop of peach tartness and bready wheat flavors that creep in at the end. The drink of this beer is refreshing and truly sessionable.

Photo of DCon
4.34/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ iTap House- Chesterfield, MO for $3. Tapped into a pint glass from the Wooden handle w/ the "Wheach PacMan" on it and enjoyed only one before the Firestone Parabola!

Aroma- A candied peach aroma upfront and a sweetness that makes you want a taste more than ever! Nothing better.

Appearance- Nice hazy, but bright orange body with a 1 finger head that stays for a good minute or two. Minimal lace but still has it.

Flavor- Starts with a nice Hefeweizen taste and then breaks into the sweetness. Almost like biting into a peach and then the aftertaste of the peach comes around and stays for a good while.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and decent aftertaste of peach but more wheat in the mouthfeel. Still great!

Overall Impression- Perfect summer beer from St. Louis! Very glad O'Fallon is up and running again. One of my top 10 favorite beers and has one of the best drinkability's possible. Will be having in bottle and can all summer long and you should be too.
Cheers!

Photo of JayS2629
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, grainy, yellow with a peach colored tint, thin white head with sticky lace. The smell is of sweet peaches and grainy wheat. Great balanced flavors. Most of the peach is in the nose, but a great balance of sweet ripe peach and grainy wheat. Thin, grainy and refreshing with a slight tart bite. Perfectly balanced and great body for its style. Nicely done.

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, sugary peaches. In the taste, sugary peaches and somewhat a small tartness. A small sour bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry peach flavor in the aftertaste. A bit too sugary and sweet, nice peach flavor, but again, too sweet for me.

Photo of IchabodcraneIpa
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

The color of the wheach is a nice hazy peachish yellow color and the head is a white half inch head that goes away rather quick.

The smell of this was like a fresh ripe peach mostly but there was a hint of wheat that I could discern from the mix.

The taste of this one was a blast of fresh peaches at first that gave way to a nice grainy flavor that finished off with a bit of hops. The more I drank of this the less fruity it became and the more I could taste the wheats and grains behind the brew.

The mouthfeel of this one was a nice crisp bite of fruit with a refreshing wash of bubbles that tickled the tongue.

This is pretty drinkable for a fruit beer and is one of the best ones I have tried to date. I'm finding myself more of a hop head now though and would rather pick up an IPA than this one.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The last one in a sampler pack of O'Fallon, and my first beer in a quest to drink 365 new beers in 2011.

It pours a golden color, small white head that's quit to dissipate and leaves no lacing. So far, not good, but it's a wheat beer so I wasn't expecting TOO much here.

Whoa... the smell is really really peachy. More than I expected, and I'm not picking up anything else in there. Good thing peach smells delicious!

The taste offers a little more complexity... the wheat base is more apparent, and there is a hint of hops on the end. It's still dominantly peach, but shouldn't it be?

Feels good on the mouth, a little thin but nicely carbonated, very easy to drink. A decent, interesting fruit beer.

Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

O'Fallon's Wheach was a very respectable fruit beer in my opinion. It basically just pours a simple yellow color. The smell is definitely sweet and full of peaches. The taste doesn't disappoint. You are definitely able to detect the peach flavor in this beer. This beer is very easy to drink. I recommend it to anyone who likes fruit beers.

Photo of mixedbrewer
2.62/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.

Pours golden, slight haze with a half inch head and minimal lacing.

It smells like canned peaches.

The taste is fairly mild, canned peaches, water, and typical light beer.

The body is a little foamy, forms suds in my mouth. Its hard to find the grain base. Reminds me of dish soap.

The finish is slightly sour, again canned peaches.

The peach flavor is interesting but doesn't make it a good beer in my opinion. Its a novelty one time try.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this before and can't remember if it was a great fruit beer. Lets see if my palate can judge better now.

A - pale as expected with a slight haze. No foam with a mild lace suggest I may have gotten an older bottle.

S - Peach is pretty strong in the nose with a wheat base. Everything expected from a wheat fruit beer.

T - Sweet peach flavor with a bit of a tart base. No real wheat which leaves instead of a bitter finish, well a sweet one. Unexpected since wheat is strong in the nose that it would be pretty much peach. Enjoyable but one dimensional.

M - Very light in fact I would drink a sixer and keep standing.

D - Well I don't really know any place with a sixer and I believe the individual was around 2.50 so if the six pack was around 10 bucks if I found it, I would get it. Pretty decent fruit beer that delivers great body and tart fruit taste.

Photo of tone77
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to resi for the trade.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very sweet, fresh peaches. Taste is good, peaches up front, a tad sour, some wheat and grains. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a very good beer.

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 woodychandler
4.84/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

If I am drinking beer from a CAN and my last one was Schlafly's Summer Ale, I am not likely to stray far. For those not in the know, O'Fallon is about 35 miles due west along I-70 from Saint Loius and I am forever grateful to carln26 for taking me out there during the summer of '06 during my July visit. Kathleen shipped the stray Mr. Moose to me in an empty (!) Wheach box, but given Mr. Moose's state, it may have been full when it was shipped.

From the CAN: "We love beer.", "Riverfront Times 2007 Best Beer in St. Louis" and their website and phone number. "Hello, CAN you send me some more Wheach? and fill up the rest of the box with Smoke?" I'm like the little piggy on the Geico commercial - Wheee!

Crack & Glug time, if there is to be a review. It never ceases to amaze me what an inverted CAN pour will produce. I got a finger of fluffy, bone-white head with only moderate retention, but it looked nice while it lasted. Color was a cloudy peach-yellow (sorry). Nose was peachy keen, yo! Man, did that take me back. We used to pick peaches in a county orchard when I was but a wee lad and this was what it smelled like!

That reminds me - this beer should be accompanied by "Peaches" from the Presidents of the USA. Beer is better with music.

I'm back. Mouthfeel was medium with a taste like having run a knife from pole to pole around a fresh peach (circumnavigating the Equator is for know-nothings), giving it a quick quarter-turn, removing the pit and squeezing the juice right into your mouth. Peachy! Finish was equally peachy.

Bottom line: If you like peaches (and I do), you will really dig this. If you are filling the cooler, this should go in last, right on top. You could show up at the beach lonely, crack one of these and you would be swarmed by honeys. I mean, honey bees. CAN't be sexist in this day and age.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, lighter gold color. White head disappears immediately, leaving no lace.

Grainy nose, maybe a hint of peach. Maybe a hint of banana as well.

Pale, slightly grainy malt character with a bit of sweetness. A bit of peach comes through, but has a bit of an artificial feel. Earthy finish.

Light body, spritzy in the mouth. Maybe good on a hot day, but the peach character isn't as nice as I hoped for.

Photo of jera1350
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale yellow like a wheat beer should be. The head is a clean white with tiny bubbles to make a creamy head. Decent amount of lace.

Definitely get the peach first, followed by some lemon and wheat. Smells lightly sour, crisp and refreshing.

The taste falls a short of the nose. The peach is there, but there is more of a grainy taste to it. Almost corn like. Lightly fruity and still pretty refreshing.

Carbonation is a little flat. Somewhere between light and medium bodied. Kind of a zestiness to it.

Makes a damn fine summer brew. Easy to drink and refreshing. The peach is a nice touch and not overwhelming at all. Worth a try in my book.

Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.