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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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401 Ratings
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | 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 brentk56
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
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

brentk56, Jan 02, 2009
Photo of mwa423
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

mwa423, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of MTNboy
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

MTNboy, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of stangski83
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
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...

stangski83, Nov 09, 2008
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.

birchstick, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of gpogo
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

gpogo, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of becktone
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

becktone, Aug 14, 2008
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.

LunaChick, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of homebrewhawk
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

homebrewhawk, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of bluejacket74
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

bluejacket74, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of radiator
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale amber, more or less what I'd expect from any sort of wheat beer.

S: Smell is strongly of peaches, but with subtle notes of wheat beer blended in behind the fruitiness

T: Immediate taste is of peaches, but this taste fades pretty quickly. Aftertaste leaves something to be desired, but isn't bad. Overall, the taste is pretty mild.

M: Relatively thin with moderate carbonation, again pretty much what you'd expect from an average wheat

D: Definitely easy to drink, especially on a hot summer day.

Overall, not really a beer to seek out unless you enjoy peach flavor (which I do), but if you do, not a bad beer to drink on a hot day. Room for improvement, to be sure, but not bad as it is.

radiator, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of Goliath
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a large one inch head. Poor retention.

Aroma is pretty neat. Definitely peaches, and a familiar wheat base.

Taste is pretty nice actually. A nice fruity front with a huge peach note. Follows up with a pale wheat finish. Just tasty and light.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability is fairly high. Easy flavors and low alcohol make this beery simple, refreshing, and easy to consume. A nice summmer beer IMO.

Goliath, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of mhewes
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Pours a cloudy golden color with a decent head

S : The smell is pure peach and nothing else

T : Loads of peach along with some wheat in the background

M : Refreshing, light, and thin

D : Pretty easy to drink. If you're looking for peach, this is the beer for you.

mhewes, Jul 01, 2008
Photo of wingman14
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy medium yellow with very little head. The smell is 95% peach and 5% wheat. The taste is also dominated by the peach, somewhat sweet with subtle wheat notes and a very peachy aftertaste. This has a nice mouthfeel, refreshing and light. It would be difficult to drink more than a few in one sitting due to the high peach priority, but a decent and refreshing beer none the less.

wingman14, Jun 29, 2008
Photo of shroompod
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a cloudy peach colored hue. Small head, no lacing.

Smell is very fruity , peachy.

Taste is all peach, not much else going on.

Mouthfeel is thin , good carbonation.

Overall an easy drinking one dimensional peach beer. I'd probably pass at getting this again, but wouldn't have a problem drinking another.

shroompod, Jun 29, 2008
Photo of bashiba
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a light golden/orange color with a thin bit of white head, a smidge of lacing.

Smell had a huge fresh peach smell at first which quickly dulled to a light caramel malt with just a touch of peach.

Flavor had a thin malt and wheat flavor with a touch of yeast and a mild bit of fresh peaches.

Mouthfeel was thin with lots of carbonation and a hint of dryness.

Easy enough to drink, not terrible, but a bit thin and very one dimensional.

bashiba, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of hwwty4
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Wow this has to be the shortest review I'm ever going to do. The aroma is peach jolly rancher. The taste is peach jolly rancher with just a grainy/corny sweetness. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a good carbonation. I find it hard to drink because of the artificial peachiness but I could see how someone really would like it.

hwwty4, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of Blakaeris
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.

Blakaeris, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of pmcadamis
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.

pmcadamis, May 10, 2008
Photo of daledeee
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.

daledeee, May 05, 2008
Photo of ebit
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.

ebit, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of Slynger
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.

Slynger, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of nmyers
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.

nmyers, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of wardough
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.

wardough, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of JDV
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

JDV, Mar 01, 2008
Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.