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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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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kdog630

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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 -19.9%
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 +6.2%
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 -0.3%
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 +9.6%
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 -10.1%
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 +10.4%
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
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IntriqKen

California

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jhammerly for this very interesting brew.
A cloudy golden-yellow fills the glass and hundreds of tiny bubbles burst to the top feeding the half finger white head
Aroma is definately peach...I'm not sure if it is wheat softened with peach or peach made sharper with wheat, but they are both in the nose.
Taste has all of the attributes of a wheat...sort of biscuit-like yeast with a spicy, peppery taste as it works it's way back through your mouth, but then it finishes with soft, ripe peaches.
The mouthfeel is very smooth and slippery.
This would be a really nice summer quencher.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2006 19:41:22 | More by IntriqKen
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy yellowish light orange with a thin head.
aroma is wheatie and peachy.
tha flavor is thin, wheat, peach, hint of citrus, drops off to nothing.
this a a good brew, i can see it being great on a hot day. the peach flavor is not over powering, it is in the background.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 02:40:13 | More by plaztikjezuz
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sacfly

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz, no date, yeast sediment on the bottom.
At first the aroma is really slugging back and forth between the peach and musty phenols. After a minute or so the peach comes out the clear victor. Fresh peaches. Seems highly carbonated, but little head retention. Hazy, straw appearance. Taste is peaches. A bit on the artificial side. Much of the wheat character is lost in the shuffle. Interesting, but not really my cup of beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2006 21:05:25 | More by sacfly
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle thanks to jhammerly

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a small white head that thins. Minor lacing on the glass.

Aroma is bready and yeasty with a very fruity and inviting peach smell.

The peach flavor is right upfront which fades into a nice bready wheat beer taste. Finishes kind of dull with a lingering light peach flavor.

Thin body, decent carbonation.

An easy drinking and refreshing beer. It's rather nicely balanced as the peach flavor makes room for the wheat beer taste to come through. Would be a good change of pace during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2006 19:15:08 | More by MaltyGoodness
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Generik420

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard 16oz pint glass. Beer was very light yellow and hazy.

Smell had a great peach aroma.

Taste was very much like a peach soda more then a beer. The peach flavor comes across very good, but it seemed more like a beer miixed with soda

Very fizzy beer, once again strengthing the soda-like opinion.

All in all, I enjoyed this beer, but wouldn't go out of my way for it anytime other then on the hottest days of summer. It would be great for that, or maybe to ween someone from alchopops (malternative bevarages) slowly over to beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2006 22:56:06 | More by Generik420
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Tuey13

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured a hazy golden color with a thick white head that dissipates into some light lacing after a few minutes. Very pleasant peach smell that reminded me of fresh peaches. I thought the taste had just the right amount of sweet fruitiness that was very subtle and not overwhelming. This is a very refreshing wheat beer that is perfect on those hot sticky summer days, especially while around a hot grill. This is definately one of the best fruit beers I've tasted.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2006 00:24:25 | More by Tuey13
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice hazy golden color with a small white head. Good aroma-fruity and more peach then I expected. Decent flavor-somewhat crisp though sweet with a mellow peach flavor. Sort of plasticy tinge to the flavor. Nice body for the style. Quite refreshing in the long run. A few might be too many for me. The peach flavor seems a little artificial to me-as if extract was used instead of real peaches. Worth your own opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2006 02:33:08 | More by lackenhauser
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Golden2wenty1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to expatsteve for the bottle.

Pour: light straw yellow with a mild haze under an inch of snow white foam.

Nose: super-sweet peach tea/syrup with a faint husky wheat finish.

Taste: bright flash of peach and apricot on the forepalate that steps aside for burly wheat malt and popcorn and a smooth, dry finish.

Feel: medium body, fizzy carbonation

Drinkability/Overall: Fairly straightforward and two-dimensional (peach and wheat...go figure) but tasty and refreshing nonetheless. O'Fallon makes yet another solid goofy fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 16:25:25 | More by Golden2wenty1
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hopsaplenty

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle, 44-06 on the 6 pack box

The 6-pack box was slapped with fluorescent green stickers on all sides that read “1st place Best Specialty Beer 2005 St. Louis Microfest”.

Cloudy lemon gold. Sizzling dense head of fine bright white bubbles which quickly settles to a skim coat and left no lacing. Furious, swirling carbonation streams. Peach flesh and dry, tart pit notes fill the nose. The peach is on the soft side, but is fresh rather than canned. Fresh, moderately flavorful peach flesh starts things off. The peach taste is more of a mealy piece of fruit rather than fresh, juicy, and just-picked. The wheat picks up in the middle with a slightly grainy element and the finish is a mix of some minimal peach with a more lemony and slightly dirty taste. A slight rubbing alcohol taste comes trough at the last moment of the finish as well. Strange. Light to medium body with ample, fuzzy carbonation. This was nowhere near as refreshing as expected on the 103 degree day on which it was consumed. The finish was not as crisp and the peach was not as pronounced as hoped.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2006 02:50:31 | More by hopsaplenty
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed, dull orange hue, soon-gone head, active carbonation.

Sweet nose, orange and peach, almost too sweet, though, but I don't mind.

A refreshing blast once in the mouth, fresh, flavorful wheat, zesty fruit taste.

But not much beyond that. Fullish body, tangy finish, great wheat texture. And excellent drinking.

Now, I'm wishing I had more than one of these. It's 95 degrees out there, with high humidity. This "wheach" is really hitting the spot.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2006 22:50:47 | More by feloniousmonk
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Simple gold with large bubbles clinging to the glass and miniscule ones racing up to the pure white cap. If this beer uses O'Fallon Unfiltered Wheat as a base beer, then why is it perfectly clear? (note: the beer does become mildly cloudy when the final ounce is added to the glass). The semi-creamy head is a bit watery and leaves evanescent lace as a result.

If the nose is any indication, the brewery added more than the 'touch of peach' that they claim. On the positive side of the ledger, the peachiness smells natural, like the fresh fruit. In addition, it doesn't overpower the underlying wheatiness of the ale. There is no real negative side. Even as one who isn't thrilled with peaches, this is a wonderful peach beer nose.

Unfiltered Wheat is supremely uninteresting beer and does nothing to distinguish itself from the legions of bland APWAs being brewed across America. Wheach is here to provide a much needed kick in the ass. As in the nose, the peachy flavor has been added in just the right amount; it's neither too subtle nor too aggressive.

The problem is, though, the beer tastes harsh for some reason. I expected soft, wheaty and fruity. I'm getting ragged, bitter and peach pitty. Something other than the simple addition of 'natural (peach) flavor' had to have been added to get from Unfiltered Wheat to Wheach. My natural dislike of peach isn't an issue here because I've given several peach beers good scores.

The body is acceptable and actually hits most of its marks given the base beer and the style. It's closer to light than to medium, holds up well with warming (which is more than I can say for the flavor) and is acceptably carbonated.

Wheach (an infinitely superior name to Pheat) was a nice idea that didn't come off as well as it might have. I'm all for jazzing up a lackluster American Pale Wheat Ale, even if peach is the flavor chosen, but I can't help feeling that something went wrong with this particular beer. Smoke is still the star of the O' Fallon Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2006 12:41:21 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle/$1.89. Pours out to a cloudy and milky looking marigold, forming a small white head despite a vigorous pour. retention is poor, quickly forming a small ring of bubbles, and there is no lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is very nice...lots of peach, which happens to be one of my favorite fruits. Very distant grains, a touch of vanilla, and an inkling of floral hops. Mouthfeel is rather smooth with a light body. There is no banana or clove like one may expect for a wheat, rather this is an American Style Wheat with peach concentrate flavor. Still, it's good. There is a touch of mineral towards the end and the bitterness is very mild. More residual sugars would bring out the peach flavor nicely, but it's not quite there.

This is decent as is, but it would be even better if they used a Bavarian yeast strain...as a matter of fact, I don't know of any beers that have this recipe, so perhaps this calls for a homebrew attempt. Hrmmm. A good idea that could be much better.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 18:50:08 | More by Mitchster
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a hazy pale yellow body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles that race to the surface. There is a snow-white head of various sized bubbles that last for a good bit.

S- The smell of peach is very perfumed but it is not overly chemical, just very strong.

T- The fizz with a hint of peach schnapps is about all I can taste for the first few sips. Then strong note of peach fuzz take over with a faint green hops that is very light in the background. There is a faint lemon tartness in the background in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a fizz texture.

D- This beer is almost like a soda pop with a big fizz and a strong peach flavor. I would have liked to taste more of the wheat and malt and less fizz in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2006 00:22:07 | More by rhoadsrage
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a goofy yellow label ... a light golden color with a slightly off-white head that starts tall and diminishes rather quickly. Nose is fresh peaches up front, with a decent floral hop balance complimenting the wheat malt foundation. The peach aromas are quite strong, almost completely masking the fact that this is a wheat beer. Palate is initially like the smell of this beer would indicate ... very strong peach flavor. After a few sips, however, the beer begins to reveal it's other attributes. The wheat character emerges and displays a decently balanced malt/hop foundation in the American wheat style. The more you drink, the less assertive the peach flavor becomes. The mouthfeel is quite light and adequately carbonated. Feels a bit thin, but most all American wheat beers taste this way to me. As far as drinkability is concerned, this is where this beer really shines in my book. A great summertime beer, I think. You can drink it cold, it's light in body, but packs some serious flavor without being too "watery." The O'Fallon folks have a winner on their hands here, assuming you're into fruit beers. Definitely their best fruit-infused offering, by a landslide. Pick up a six-pack box of this this, and don't be too embarrassed by the silly label. The beer is better than the label and name implies.

I've not been overly impressed with the O'Fallon brews I've tried, aside from the smoked porter. This one, however, comes real, real close to impressing me. Good job guys!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 15:33:21 | More by beerphilosopher
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a soda pop head with the same lack of retention. No ring of foam or filmy foam. Color is a pale, opaque hay yellow. Rather lack luster for lacing in a wheat beer.

Smell- A tit bit perfumey, but not a repelling or overpowering peach perfume. You can still get some cloves and of course wheat in the nose.

Taste- Just peachy if you ask me. Eighty percent peaches and twenty percent wheat and pale malts.

Mouthfeel- The peach mixed with carbonation gives a good fruity pop on the tongue. Not cloying at all for such a strong fruity presence.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2006 18:03:26 | More by scruffwhor
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RedHaze

Nebraska

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange with a one inch head that fades to a thin cap and ring, leaving behind tattered bits of lacing.

Smell; peach and wheat are definitely the most dominant aromas in this. I also detect little yeast, citrus and malts

Taste; as with the smell the peaches and wheat sre in the fore, with a bit of yeast, oranges and a light malt backbone. This is nowhere near the top of my wheat beer list, but it would still make for a pretty decent hot weather drink. Mouthfeel is light ot medium bodied, and pretty darn asy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 01:51:29 | More by RedHaze
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wheach pours hazy yellow with a 1 inch thick white head on top...nice colour, seems slightly above average for the style. Smell is...peaches, but there is something odd on the edge of it...actually more prominent than the peach...mango. Strange combination for some reason in my mind. There is something else there...disturbing...I don't know what it is. The smell isn't bad per se, but I don't have positive associations of it...so the smell is slightly below average. I wish I could identify what the smell is....

Taste...fairly light...mainly malts...there is a slight hop bite up front, very slight, and then the peaches make an apperance toward the close. Pretty solid for a peach flavoured wheat beer.

Mouth...not a lot of hops, but not unsatisfactory...average. Drinkabily, for a fruit flavoured wheat beer, seems to be goo...no complaints.

Overall an average wheat beer with some peach tones...I would have no complaints to have one in hand on any given day.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2006 02:08:53 | More by CortexBomb
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours the usual hazy orange color with a minimal sized white head. The nose is of apricots and peaches. Sweet, syrupy smell. I sense more apricots than peaches. The taste follows suit. Full of apricot and peach flavors. The sweetness is potent and flavorful. The mouthfeel could use a little more body, but its not bad by any means. Drinkability is fine as well. The unusual fruitiness of this brew is a nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2006 17:15:10 | More by jasonpeckins32
Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
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