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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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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Blakaeris

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy pale yellow. Modest white head quickly disappears without even leaving a ring.

Aroma is definitely peach. Slight artificial quality.

Taste is initially eclipsed by sweet peaches, then there is a mild grainy quality, along with some pale malt. Perhaps a touch of honey and lemon. Finish does have unidentifiable hops, providing a splash of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the light side.

If peach is your thing this is the beer for you. Unfortunately, the peach flavor has a sweet artficial aspect to it. I'm left feeling uninspired.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 22:29:03 | More by Blakaeris
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2008 17:34:18 | More by pmcadamis
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daledeee

Iowa

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

A rather intriguing offering: peach flavored beer. This is the first offering I have seen with that flavor.

Pours like a typical wheat beer but a little less head than some others. Very cloudy light yellow.

The smell is very peachy.

Taste is sweet and has peach as well. Some other citrus in the background. The carbonation is nice but the overall taste lacks depth. It would be nice if the beer was a little more tart or malty? Maybe? After drinking through this beer it becomes a victim of the over carbonated macro. I know that was not the intent but that is the result. I have not liked peach flavored anything other than a real peach. I will pass on this next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 02:56:31 | More by daledeee
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ebit

Wisconsin

2.42/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance
Foamy white head forms agressively up to 4 fingers but doesn't stick around. Hazy lemon body.

Aroma
Peaches and white grape. Smells like the sparkling peach fizz drink my younger brother is still fond of. Not objectionable (I like peaches!) but nothing really to it otherwise.

Taste
Peach is there but not very citrusy (I'm chalking the bite completely up to carbonation on this one). Imagine is you bit into a peach without that sharp acidic bite and were just left with a really dull flavor. Bananas in the aftertaste. Hops? Nope. No real balance here.

Mouthfeel
Carbonation shows up in the beginning, apparently doesn't like what it sees and leaves with little fanfare. Medium body. Viscosity lingers around with a sort of muted clovey taste that isn't quite appreciated.

Drinkability/Overall Impression
Goes down smooth but I'm drinking to finish the glass, not out of enjoyment. There's not much I like with this brew. I'll stick with Festina Peche as my go to peach beer. I advise others pass on this one, you're not missing anything.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 09:49:24 | More by ebit
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Slynger

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm about to make this beer my whEAch. The pour is light and hazy pale lemon-hay colored, with some fuzzy white foam atop. The nose has loads of freshly canned peaches in it with a light wheaty backbone. The flavor flip-flops it. More light wheaty grain than peachiness, which comes in lightly tart and artificial. Fairly good carbonation but the mouthfeel is unimpressive. This beer is not really bad, but neither is it something I will ever desire to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 05:27:41 | More by Slynger
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nmyers

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 01:14:12 | More by nmyers
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wardough

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy, Hefeweizen color into a pint glass. Almost 1 finger of head. Carbonation only leaves a light ring. Expect just a little more carbonation.
S: Peaches (duh!) and wheat.
T: Wheaty, then finishes up sweet. I like it, but maybe just a little bit more bitterness to balance it out.
M: Awesome on the palate. Medium carbonation is smooth and silky.
D: This is a great session beer.

All in all, this is a cool beer to drink. I doesn't have alot of deep character, so if you're looking for that....get a different beer. However, it is a nice session beer that is something different.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 02:19:00 | More by wardough
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JDV

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy orangish honey colored with a nice white head. Smell is wheaty, and peach as to be expected with some mustiness too. Has that thick wheaty feel to it, and a light nice fruitiness to it, but is dry and not sweet cloying like some fruit beers. Kind of a lemony peach flavor that is quite nice actually. Full mouthfeel for a fruit beer, bubbly, easy to drink, and a good summer beer

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 21:43:12 | More by JDV
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear pale straw color with a hint of gold. The head is small, and recedes within seconds into nothing. The aroma is of peaches, and not much else. It smells more like a sweet fruit juice than a beer. The taste is not quite as juicy as the aroma, but it is still of peaches with nothing more to add complexity. The mouthfeel is light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a mediocre beer. I like fruity wheat beers when they still retain common beer flavor. This beer just tastes like fruit. I will not drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 22:42:06 | More by KarlHungus
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nortmand

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2007 23:32:07 | More by nortmand
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - a cloudy, dull, brackish kind of yellow. A finger of solid white foam that melts down to a bare watery cover. Sparse lace but a nice start.

Aroma - fragrant peach, very floral and not nearly as sweet as I was expecting. Fresh with an occasional whiff of graininess. Not very wheaty but the overall nose is appealing.

Taste - a good mix of peach and wheat. Again, not that sugary at all. A full juicy flavor that stays enough within style to stay interesting and thirst quenching. The aftertaste has a very mild hop element. Fading fruit as it winds down, drier but still very flavorful.

Mouthfeel - smooth with an active but mellowed carbonation level.

Drinkability - a super summer pick, an ideal seasonal for this most hot and humid season.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2007 15:02:16 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle a cloudy straw yellow with a finger of white head and no real lacing.

Has the aroma of a big, ripe peach.

Taste is actually thinner than I expected after noting the aroma. There is some peach, some wheat, but also a bit of saltiness to it.

Mouthfeel is light and fizzy.

This is definitely a beer and not a wannabe wine cooler or such. But not a favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 20:53:47 | More by Monkeyknife
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jimdkc

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold with a good-sized white head that doesn't last very long. Aroma is wheat and peach/apricot. Flavor is dominated by the fruit, but it is only very slightly sweet. I'm guessing there's as much apricot here as peach. There's some wheat flavor here, too and a smidge of hops. A little tartness. Clean finish. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy and seems correct here. Pretty drinkable. My wife... not much of a beer fan... liked it too!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 01:14:16 | More by jimdkc
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2007 00:33:36 | More by bluemoonswoon
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

now this is.... not bad. but certainly not good. It does have a true peach flavor. Which is its only saving grace. Absolutely no head or lace. Hazy straw color. just peach nose. not much depth. long peach finish. just peach peach peach. plenty of body - almost like cling peaches to beer. Guess they sell a lot of it at the Bodega. Whatever.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 02:28:29 | More by drpimento
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hobbes2150

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. Every year I look forward to its release.
Not really impressive as far as appearance goes, but that's no problem. Hints of peach in the nose. As for taste, the peach flavor is pleasant and mild right up front, with a nice wheat finish.
This beer is way too easy to drink. I'll start with one and before I know it, I've had 5. Always a treat when I'm feeling like something a bit lighter.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2007 23:37:17 | More by hobbes2150
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Clockwork420

Missouri

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I reviewed this beer, ONLY cause I got it for free.

Not a fan of the fruity beers but hey, Im more than generous on this one. Its a local like 5 miles away so here is my verdict.

Appearance was a clouded lighter golden brew. Nothin real special yet.

Smell was that of wheat bread and natural peach. It reminded me of a wine cooler smell.

Taste was a semi sweet, thin peachy blend. Okay at first cause it really surprized me. But by the end I was like, give me a freakin stout. PLEASE.

Mouthfeel, one word watery and carbonated.

Drinkability was average. I would get this for your girlfriend but not your friends unless they like this type of thing.

Which if your on here and your friends like wine coolers I say you need BEER FRIENDS!!!

But none the less try it. Its a good fruity beer. Not for all the time but maybe a visit every once in a summer on a BBQ day.

Hows that sound?

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 04:11:33 | More by Clockwork420
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

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

With summer coming in, I was on a recent search for any kind of wheat beers, and came across this wheat-peach hybrid, $1.34 in a mixed sixer at Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO.

Slowish pour followed by a vigorous swirl for the obvious yeast in the bottom of the bottle yielded a surprisingly small white head over hazy light amber body. Pretty enough for a beer with almost no head.

Smell is overtly peachy, with some biscuit malt and a notable metallic hops presence. Nice enough. The peach is the main thing, but not sweetly so: more of a sour-peachy aroma.

Oddly enough, in the taste, the front is all hops, and then the peach comes in at the back, both sweet peach and sour peach. Interesting. This definitely has a Hefeweizen base. Unfortunately, it's a rather shallow Hefeweizen. This would be a much better beer if the O'Fallon brewers put more effort into the H-W foundation they're building on.

The mouthfeel is just okay, a bit thin.

Drinkability is okay as well.

Not so spectacular, indeed well short of what it could be. The peach part of this beer is the best aspect. The wheat part, unfortunately, is somewhat lacking.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 03:00:35 | More by ColoradoBobs
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kdog630

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Normally, I'm not a fruit beer fan, but this was part of a tasting at a local beer store. Poured a light gold color with adequate head. Left some lacing.

Was surprised (and glad) that peach aroma was not overpowering. Some of the malt was able to come through. Same with the flavor. There was a definite peach taste to it, but not overpowering. Not to sweet, not to tart. Some spice aspect that provided a little balance.

Overall, it is probably drinkable if that is what you are looking for. Mrs. Kdog liked it which surprised the heck out of me.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 20:41:11 | More by kdog630
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zeff80

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a gold/orange color with a foamy, white one finger head. Left no lace.

S - It smelled of peach, wheat and yeast.

T - The dominant flavor was peach. Very sweet. The wheat taste was minimal.

M - It was a little thin and fizzy. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay beer. It is basically exactly what I expected. Sometimes beers like this can be too sweet or fruity, that is not the case with this. It is not overdone.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 16:10:14 | More by zeff80
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xav33

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

O'Fallon Wheach
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass
Recent brewing, bitten into 05/07

Poured a murky orange gold with a small fizzy quickly diminishing head.

Smelt of moderate peach and flowery wheat.

Taste was upfront moderate bitter sweet and sour peach followed and perfumey hops followed by a light sweet candy peach and bitter doughy yeast on a short finish.

Palate was light bodied, watery, overly effervescent, and moderately astringent.

Overall, it's not overly outstanding, although I am a huge fan of peaches. This is an average to below average beer, but extremely refreshing on a hot humid summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 06:38:08 | More by xav33
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was a little scared of this beer, but my previous experience with O’Fallon (their smoked porter and pumpkin beer) caused me to pick up this beer with no hesitation. And I was not disappointed, this beer is quite refreshing, even for those a little afraid of fruit beer.

It poured a hazy lemonade color with very good head formation (lots of it, tight bubbles, good durability). Aroma was a little off-putting; it was very fruity and a bit like an FMB. The smell was not refreshing and very much like canned peaches in syrup. Flavor was perfect; it was a wheat beer with peach flavoring, as advertised. Mouthfeel was light and refreshing. I was very pleased with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 01:09:42 | More by BeerBelcher
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whynot44

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cloudy apricot color with a modest and quick disappearing white head.

The aroma is peaches and fresh bread, with the emphasis on peach.

The taste is mild, bready, yeasty with a subtle peach flavor, especially at the finish. Some slight clove and pepper notes add a bit of interest. Only slightly sweet up front with a mild dry finish.

Light, refreshing and easy to drink. Should be a good hot weather cooler and it goes well with food, especially chicken and pork. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2007 02:53:18 | More by whynot44
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rowew

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: Label looks pretty homemade, and has a slightly disturbing pacman looking peach on it, with what appears to be a barley tail. No date information.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with just a bit of orange. Thin head fades quickly.

Smell: Lots of peach aroma, with just a bit of wheat.

Taste: Again, like the aroma - the peach flavors dominate, but there is a bit of a wheat backbone in there.

Overall impression: This beer is highly drinkable, and not overly sweet. If you put this and pyramid apricot in front of me, I doubt I could tell the difference.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2007 02:04:54 | More by rowew
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Come on...it's a total chick beer, right? Well, yea, but one that event that chick's beer enthusiest boyfriend can enjoy. Reminds me much of a wine cooler, but with real peach aromas and flavors, but with a moderate barley / wheat malt base instead of the artificial sugary type. A bit fizzy, but easity overlooked. Strong aromas of peaches (the sweet and mature type) with a sharp and mildly pungent scent. Followed up by wheat esters and malt sweetness. Tastes similarly with an underlying 'beer' character that validated the brew for me. The flavors are a bit subdued in comparison to what the aromas promise. Feels smooth and slight of creamy or velvety -- here the wheat really helps the beer from getting grainy. Finishes with an expected peach flavor that tapers into nothing.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2006 19:52:22 | More by BEERchitect
Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.