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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 COBeerBuff
2.91/5  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.

Photo of barnzy78
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Photo of hossua34
4.19/5  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.

Photo of 1fastz28
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
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

Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
4.55/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of david131
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of wnh
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of KI9A
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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?

Photo of wyattshotmaker
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of paco1029384756
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BMoney575
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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 twiggamortis420
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of slyke
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of brentk56
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color; the bubbly head quickly descends and fails the lacing test

Smell: Wow, lots of overripe peaches; I can almost smell the fuzz on the peach, but it's just a bit much

Taste: Swirling it around in my mouth, the flavor is lovely, like fresh peach juice; the problem comes after the swallow, when the bready wheat flavors join the fray; the flavors just don't come together for me

Mouthfeel: Light body with prickly carbonation; a bit chalky on the finish

Drinkability: So much promise, but in the end a let-down; I don't much care for this at all

Thanks, rsyberg01, for the opportunity

Photo of mwa423
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of head which dies down to a very thin lacing. Cloudy straw color.

S - Strong peach aroma

T - Strong peach with hints of wheat on the end of every siip.

M - Thin and smooth, good for the style

D - I could easily go through a session of these, the flavor might get a bit heavy, but nothing too bad.

Photo of MTNboy
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice summer beer. It has both strong wheat and strong peach aromas. It pours with a semi white gold head that goes quick with not much lace. It has a very abundant peach flavor. It has a crisp and clean mouth feel with a mild hops finish. This beer is very refreshing.

Photo of stangski83
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge fan of wheat beers, but this O'Fallon offering does not disappoint. Lots of Peach aroma from this one, and a good - although not overpowering - peach taste. Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed with no complaints. Even the lady enjoyed this one - very light and had good drinkability. Some sediment pours with each bottle, similar to O'Fallon brews I've had in the past. Worth a few extra bucks to have a decent fruit beer if you can find it. I've never been disappointed by O'Fallon, although I've never been able to find their beer in great supply. A few six packs here and there is usually the case. This definitely stacks up well against some of the other summer brews...if only it was more widely available! I would like to see this offering on tap and compare to the bottle...

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

A - pours a clear yellow with a small head that dissipates quickly and a lot of carbonation
S - peach, peach, and more peach. Also, there is a faint bit of malts
T - starts off with malt, which is quickly followed by a huge hit of peach. Following this is a weird hop/wheat/salt combination that really took me by surprise.
M - thin and carbonated
D - this was a lot better than I was expecting it to be. Definitely a twist on a the regular wheat beer. I would recommend if you are looking to try something that is light and refreshing.

Photo of gpogo
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy straw yellow with small cider like white head that quickly disappears.

A- Has the aroma of peaches, sortof that same smell from opening a can of peaches.

T- Wheat and peach flavor. Has a slightly grainy taste. The peach flavor is not overwhelming on chemical tasting. No overwhelming peach aftertaste either.

M- Medium bodied and Medium carbonation.

D- This has always been a favorite summer beer of mine and anyone who likes peaches can definitely appreciate wheach. Head retention could be improved upon though.

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

From notes 8-11-08

Eye: Good on the eye as well as the nose. Head formation and retention is okay, (I can't really judge the falling head now because my nose touched it and shortly after it started to collapse. Beforehand though it was stable....) texture of the head is pillowy, and color is off-white, with hints of tangerine color in there. Lacing is poor. The beer itself is cloudy dark yellow with hints of brown in it.

Nose: Heavy peach aroma, reminds me of the way that Quaker Peach Oatmeal smelled (oatmeal aroma aside). Smells great, but not much more than the peach aroma. Nice strong fruit aroma, I like that when it comes to fruit beers.

Tongue: Lots of wheat flavor in this beer. The peach flavor is up front along with an ever so slight tartness and then is quickly backed by a full flavored wheat taste. Hops are just enough to give some balancing bitterness. Not all that much in terms of hop flavor though, maybe just a tad floral.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Medium-light body.I don't know why but it just feels heavier on the palate. Quite refreshing on a hot day, but not one I think I'd sit down and session, good for every now and then again. This is one I'm glad I've tried, but I don't think that I'd go out seeking this beer. Nice for the hot weather, but I'd really rather have an Oberon.

Photo of LunaChick
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ever used bisquick and canned peaches to make a fruit crumble? Thats what this beer reminds me of. Its acceptable but thats about it. This beer smells just like anything peach--peach iced tea, peach flavored spirits--a heavy artificial scent. Pours very hazy-typical of a wheat beer. Flavor is Peach in the front and biscuit in the end. Minor hints of wheat. Its a worthwhile effort at a beer that is difficult. Fruit flavored beer is tough to make taste ok. This might be a fun case to have at a backyard bbq for the people who don't drink much beer or drink the macros a lot.

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown served in a shaker pint. Appears to be bottle conditioned. Poured a slightly hazy pale gold with a quickly dissipating head. Lots of peach in the aroma. Nice wheat beer base. Light bodied. The peach flavor really works, not overpowering. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I came into this beer with low expectations, but came away impressed.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with about an inch or so white head. The head goes away pretty quickly. The aroma is nice, it smells like peaches and some wheat too, but mostly peaches. Taste is the same as the aroma, it's mostly peach with some wheat in there. Mouthfeel/body is light with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability is good, it would be easy to have quite a few of these on a hot day as it's very refreshing and easy to drink. Overall I think this is a decent fruit beer, I'd pick it up again.

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