Wheach
O'Fallon Brewery

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #425
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,047
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 15.6%
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
476
From:
O'Fallon Brewery
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  64
SCORE
81
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Notes: 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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Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 476
Reviews by Gagnonsux:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
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

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Photo of AmandaSchaefer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kmpitz2
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had to grab this bottle with the happy fruit on the label. It pours a very light hazy yellow color with a small head that falls to a light coating over top of the brew. The nose is very peachy, almost artificial, with a wheaty background. I like it. The flavor is just okay. The flavor is not as intense as the nose, but there is definately a nice sweet peachyness playing pretty well with a standard american wheat. Not bad. The feel is moderate with a moderate carbonation. As far as a peach beer goes, this is a gem in my book. I made one last summer and this is definately better than mine. I would drink this by the case in the summer as a quencher.

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Photo of yankinwis
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of drpimento
2.54/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

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Photo of ouits
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of durwood64
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mynie
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very hazy yellow with a small head. A bit of a strange color for a wheat, but nice enough.

The nose dominated by peaches. Actual, juicy, ripe peaches, too, not something synthetic like peach schnaaps.

Tastes like sweet wheat upfront, very nice juicy peaches in the middle, ripe and slightly tart, but it ends badly on a note of macro adjunct grain. Where the hell does that come from? This would be a pretty darn good fruit beer if not for the crappy finish.

This is my second O'Fallon, and I have the same complaint with this beer as I do with their gold. The ending sucks.

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Photo of jls988
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of butleram4
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of sacfly
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of CCRaise
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Wheach pours from the brightly colored yellow and orange bottle a slightly cloudy goldenrod yellow color with an aird bubbly half inch of head on top. As I place my nose near the glass an aroma akin to opening a jar of peach preserves wafts up. This is met by a husky wheat grain aroma that brings its own lemony citric quality. The peach is not too overpowering and adds a unique twist to the normally boring American wheat.

First sip brings peach preserves upfront melded with a somewhat astringent wheat malt. Clean and refreshing with a mellow herbal hop finish. A lingering graininess sits on the back of the palate after each sip. A summery twist on the wheat beer that's rather interesting.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with fast moving carbonation that cuts across the palate. Pretty easy to drink and good on a hot day...however I can't see having more than a few in a sitting..I think I would get burnt out on the flavor. Worth a try if you enjoy fruit beers and peaches!

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Photo of KevinL
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of bashiba
3.15/5  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.

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Photo of MrBarbecue
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of hero27
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a fizzy head that dies very quickly even with a strong pour. No lacing to speak of.

Smell & Taste: "Wheach" describes both the taste and smell pretty well by itself. It's a peach wheat beer, and it tastes like you'd expect a combination of the two to taste. I like peach flavor in general but am not a huge fan of fruit beers, so this was an interesting beer to try for the first time. The taste is pretty plain and not very complex, but similar to what you'd expect from a summer wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-to-light mouthfeel, and rather chalky. Fairly refreshing, though.

Drinkability: Good and unique summer offering. It's 93 degrees here in Iowa today, and humid as hell, so it was a nice one to try. Slides down the hatch well..you could drink a lot of these on a warm day, and I just might.

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Photo of cindyloopeeples
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

Brown bottle, with yeloow label as above (a smiling peach), part of an O'Fallon mixed 8 pack from Missouri.
Poured golden color leaning more towards yellow, light shimmery hilights. Thin white foam head that dissipated quickly, little to no lacing.
Fresh peach smell with some wheat or grains. The taste is not as strong as the smell (in the peach department), probably a good thing or it might be tto sweet or artificial tasting. The wheat base comes through nicely. Thin, light body, refreshing mouthfeel. Finishes a bit dry, very crisp and clean. Good drinkability, as mentioned above not overly sweet or sugary, but you need to like the peach flavor - closer to a beer cooler.
Very comparable to Alley Kat Aprikat

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Photo of xdtfx
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 476 ratings