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Wheach - O'Fallon Brewery

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Reviews: 174
Hads: 440
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 25.07%
Wants: 15
Gots: 49 | 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:
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!

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Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of mixedbrewer
2.62/5  rDev -27%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of ccahoon22
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.84/5  rDev +34.8%
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.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of jera1350
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow, orange, hazy, stark white fingers head. Quintessential wit.

Aroma for this style is muted imo, BUT, for the style, its pretty decent with a bit of tangy, tart, sweetness and some grainy malts.

Taste is slightly sweet, with a some tart and tangy peach flavors. Hints of maltiness rounds things out.

No need to elaborate, this is just an easy drinker. Not wonderful, but good enough to enjoy.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Off yellow color, light wispy head. Smells of peaches, syrup, and even some corn syrup. Tastes of light wheat, almost like biscuits and roasted nuts. No real hop profile to be noticed. Mouthfeel is somewhat dry. Very drinkable on a hot day.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy golden straw w/orange highlights. nice white head and lacing.
S: fresh peaches dominate, with some wheat beer notes underneath.
T: lightly sweet bready malt, peaches. has a lightly sourish twang from the peaches and wheat. not too puckerish though. finishes dry and crisp with peach flavor lingering. the peach character is just right in this one, while allowing just enough of the base beer to show through.
M: light-bodied, frothy, crisp. a good summer beer.
D: one of the better fruit beers i've had, not too sweet, not too sour, not cough syrupy at all. a light bodied refresher and certainly worth a try if you like peaches.
i like this stuff and i'm not afraid to admit it. very well done.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up while in Lexington, Kentucky a few weeks ago.

Pours cloudy yellow with a rather nice white head that disappears quite quickly.

This smells almost exclusively of sweet canned peaches. While I would like it to smell a little more like fresh peaches I happen to like the smell of the canned version. As it warms I think I can smell a little beer in there somewhere.

The taste is actually wuite light on the peaches. The beer comes out with a lot of fresh wheat and a more subtle peach finish.

The feel is a bit light for my taste, even for the style.

This is a fairly refreshing beer that is quite drinkable on the uber-hot day I just had.

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Photo of Brenden
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes are from Saturday 5/29.

This beer is a lightly clouded yellow-gold with a soft, creamy white head that stays together for a short time before fading away and leaves very light lacing behind.
The aroma of the fresh juice of ripe peaches is prevalent in this one with a sturdy wheat backing.
The juice is all here in the flavor, but the wheat really fades away into the background. I was a little surprised as well by how weak the flavor turned out to be. There's also no real balance and I'm getting nothing but the peach and grains initially. Eventually I get just a touch of hops toward the end and there's a tartness underneath as well.
An active but not overactive carbonation gives this one a good, crisp bite that balances an otherwise smooth mouthfeel. Body is light to medium.

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Photo of bearass
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

ahhh summertime in mizzery the humidity makes the bottom of the boxers a swimmingpool of sweat.. the only thing that can replenish? water you say... nah beer tasty tasty beer so to the sounds of if this is it by THE huey lewis i bring you my review of wheach....

first off i would like to point out that i am not the biggest fan of wheat beers if i wanted that much yeast i would go talk to my ex but the peach does a decent job of making you forget you are drinking rookie beer

smell- smells like wheat dude
taste like peaches
mouthfeel- like yeast

good very slammable in a can

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks like O'Fallon is contracting out of Stevens Point, WI. Appears a nice semi clouded bright golden hue with almost an orange glow to it. A bright egg shell white head forms thick with fine even lacing. Aroma is strong peach flesh and earthy peach pit tones. Flavor is weird a semi biscuit malt backing with a creamy note clashing with earthy peach pit and flesh tones, a bit juicy. Pretty weird stuff going on here, unremarkable fruity wheat beer it just happens to be a new fruit I've never had in my beer before. Mouthfeel has soft natural carbonation going on. Not bad definitely drinkable stuff just not my cup of tea, keep on searching for something else in their lineup so far Chocolate Cherry beer and this were pretty sorry offerings.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If the numerical stamps on O'Fallon are Julian dates, then my bottle was brewed on 0690, or March 10th, 2010. The peach being on the label is good for a chuckle.

Pours a clouded golden yellow. A white ring followed my sample the entire way down the glass. Smell is all peaches and cream. First taste is a pleasant bombardment of peach, with enough grainy backbone to give it some body. Mouthfeel is average because after a bit, carbonation is lacking, but any more gas infusion and it'd be made by Bartles & Jaymes. Drank quickly, it is tasty..

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle split and poured into a Piraat tulip. (Forgot to write the number on the neck down but if it was a Julian date it was around March of 2010).

Thanks to my cousin Dan for sharing another beer!

A - Wheach is a totally hazed beer with a golden yellow color with no head released on the moderate pour. A tiny arch of lace from tilting the glass for a smell is all that's left.

S - Crisp and inviting peach and wheat nose is a bit syrupy in the sweetness of it but it's still thin and keeping the classic wheat nose. Not really much else going on here.

T - A nice punch of peach appears right off the bat which moves seamlessly into a soft wheat flavor. Unfortunately it goes into a little bit of a husky, grainy finish that hurts it a bit. Good balance otherwise and no syrupy flavor.

M - Light-bodied and smooth with a crisp flavor and finish. Refreshing!

D - Great drinkability makes this a good summer beer or light desert beer that would pair well with a cheesecake. Tasty!

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Photo of semibaked
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a super hazy peach color on top and a yellow on the top that yields about an inch of white foam on top.

S - Smells like canned peaches, light syrupy sweetness, and some lemon peel.

T - Light tastes of peaches, mild hoppiness, and some yeast funk too.

M - Light bodied and that's it.

D - This is a nice light wheat beer with some faint peach flavor, it is very refreshing and glad I got to try it.

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Photo of CMW
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright yellow color reminiscent of corn. There is a fluffy white head that forms but recedes quickly. There is a slight amount of soapy lacing on the side of the glass.

S - Tons of peach, some wheat and straw.

T - Based on the nose, I thought this would be sweeter. Lots of peach upfront, but it tastes watered down. A little bit of the yeast and wheat flavors but they are definitely in the background.

M - Light and airy.

D - This would be good on a summer day, but I am not sure how many I could drink because the peach flavor might get a little stale.

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Photo of ig88b
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap @flying saucer in KC. Poured into a 22oz glass.

A: Very small white head that dissipates quickly. VERY cloudy straw color.

S: Peaches up front, a sour bread lingers.

T: Not near as much peach as the smell. You have to hold it in your mouth. Bread here and not much else. Sorta sour alcohol back end. Oddly, better than expected.

M: Tons of carbonation on the tongue, otherwise, medium bodied.. chewier than the standard wheat.

D: This goes down pretty easily. I could see drinking a bunch of these on a hot summer day.

This is better than most O'Fallon beers, which I've typically been disappointed with.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale straw color with a thin white head that fades quickly.
Smell is peaches, with the malts coming up from underneith. More bready, corny malts.
Taste is again peaches along with sweet malts. Some apple flavor comes in as well.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied. Lots of carbonation, with a crisp, slightly dry finish.
Decent drinkability. A bit too sweet.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass
Hazy, wheat colored, with a nice, bright white head of foam
Aroma-definite peaches, wheat
Taste-Peaches and wheat, bread/biscuit, crisp,, tart finish.
Overall, a nice refreshing brew-Would be a decent hot weather session beer

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Photo of jsh420
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

pours very cloudy yellow gold with a 2 finger head that left some spotted lacing

smells like a peachy lager

taste is ok - lots of peach not enough wheat or spice - this beer needs more then just the peach

mouthfeel is good - medium to full body for a wheat - good carbonation

drinkabiltiy - not good - i will have a hard time drinking this 6 pack

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Photo of rrski198
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Big white fluffy head. Pale, cloudy, dirty yellow color

S: Big time peach smell. Overwhelms everythng else, but I like it.

T: Compared to the smell, the taste is quite lite. The beer balances the wheat flavor profiles with the peach flavor. Flavor lingered for a long time in my mouth.

M: Big time carbonation. Its clean and crisp but not alot unlike many beers of this style.

D: A great summer beer. I actually enjoy the fact that the beer isn't overwhelmed with peach flavor. You still get a nice wheat beer taste. This is a great beer for the season it is brewed for. I would purchase again.

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Photo of bort11
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a wheat glass. Tall fluffy meringue of white head sits on the surface. It took a good five minutes for it to settle down to a drinking level. Circles of delicate lace cling to the glass with each sip. The color is a a hazy, fuzzy light orange.

Smell is a mix of tart grainy wheat and sweet peaches, and it comes off a little muddled. I think going one way or the other could improve. It's not a horrible mess, but it is a little deceiving leading up to the taste. The taste is more defined. Clean, dry sweetness from the peaches. A little tartness comes in at the finish.

When I first saw Wheach, what came to mind was the heavy syrup that canned peaches come in. This is not the case at all. The wheat ale body is light and clean. Very crisp carbonation, very refreshing for warm weather. This is a big surprise

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Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
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