Wheach
O'Fallon Brewery

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #420
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,225
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
Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 476
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

The beer is a hazy golden yellow. A tight white head slowly recedes and good foamy lacing remains on the glass.

The aroma is straight-forward wheat, malt, and massive peach.

Taste is dominated by sweet peaches. The finish has more "beer flavor" such as malts, yeast, and maybe a hint of hops.

The mouthfeel is light.

Overall, just too much peach for my taste, but it is what it says it is. One is enough. Tastes like peach jolly rancher candy.

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Photo of craft_shannie
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy straw w. fluffy one finger white head.
S: sweet peach; wine-like, w. a bit of sweet, funky fermentation smell.
T: peach. sweet, crisp.
M: crisp, medium carbonation.
O: i remember this beer being better, a lot better, but it was summer & we were on vacation. we picked up this recent six pack while doing the KY bourbon trail & i was excited to see it available in January. this particular batch may be off. i would pick this up again, but i think this is a beer best enjoyed in the heat of the summer & it's winter and cold.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out lightly clouded straw with three fingers of fluffy foam that gradually subsides over three minutes, leaving behind some streaky lace patterns. Light body and spritzy, crisp carbonation that cuts well through the sweet fruit profile within.

Very strong sugary peach preserves aroma, I can hardly smell the malt at all, but it is there in the background. Semi-dry wheat and peachy blend in flavor works well as a blend, but there is a rising oddball mustiness that comes on as I finish through the glass. I'd describe it as a sort of 'over-ripe and squishy peach' kind of mustiness. Not bad at all! I just wish I could make out some kind of hopping garnish or accent (Why couldn't there be floral or grassy hopping?) but maybe that's just the hop addict in me whining about a non-existent problem...

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Photo of Lemke10
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this as part of an M&M 6pk from Woodman’s in Sun Prairie, WI in summer 2012.

Pours a clear, golden amber color with a slight head. The aroma is very strong with peaches and more peaches. The taste is smooth and light. The wheat mixes very nicely with peach flavor to create an overall refreshing taste that is quite sweet. Finishes with a sweet peach after taste. Perhaps a bit of a girly beer, but it does make for a great summer beer.

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Photo of scratch69
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden color with a half a fingers worth of white head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Peach with a hint of grass and wheat.

Taste- Sweet peach at the start with a mellow wheat malt finish.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied and well carbonated. Crisp.

Overall- A nice change of pace. I wouldn't drink this all the time but I could see myself enjoying this every once in a while this summer.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this fruit beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a clear golden color, produced a thin white head, average retention and some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is very nice, full of peaches. Light in body, this beer is very well balanced, soft wheat, intense peach nectar flavor. Great summer beer, excellent session beer- Unique. Prost!

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Photo of Bierwolf
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker style glass.

Appearance: hazy yellow to start but it gradually clears up.
White fizzy head that does not last long but leaves some decent lace.
Aroma: big peachy aroma right on top with some alcohol in the back.
Taste: peachy from the start. A little bit boozy with some hop bitterness on the back
end.
Palate: not quite thin but not real heavy on your tongue. Smooth lingering finish with the peaches and alcohol hanging on a bit.
Overall: first I will say I am not a big fan of this style but objectively speaking it is a pretty good summer beer. Given the choice between this and some of the "lemonade" beers out there I would drink this first and always.

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Photo of Crundy
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy muted straw color, soapy white head with no lacing

S: like a big juicy peach smacking you in the nose, very pleasant smell. There is just a touch of malt and wheat hanging around

T: Not as peachy as i thought it would be. I got more malt and wheat flavors with just a touch of peach thrown in.

M: dry and medium bodied, well carbonated

O: pretty good beer, I really enjoyed the big peach smell but I expected it to be a bit sweeter than it was. That said it was still very enjoyable and a fine representation of a fruit beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Even though this is the first time I'm having it, I was glad to hear this guy was going year-round. It always seemed like a tasty option to have, no matter the season. Let's see if I've been in any way right: It pours a hazy pale straw topped by about a half-finger or so of white foam. A strong sniff brings out a wave of peach (or is it apricot?), backed by some meek wheat and what may or may not be a pinch of coriander. I kinda like it... The taste holds notes of wheat, lemon zest, tangerine zest, light apricot Jolly Rancher (man, does that take me back...), and coriander. Things come across as a touch muddled, a touch pithy, and a touch musty. These things hurt my perception of this beer's flavor (how's that for a mechanical sentence, eh?). The body is light, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a generally alright beer, nothing special, but I could see drinking this again, though not necessarily as my first choice/option.

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Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy lemon yellow hue with a decent thick and foamy head; lacing is good

S: Lots and lots of peach and apricot with a touch of lemon and banana; lots of grainy undertones--smells sweet and delicious

T: Peach, apricot, lemon zest and sweetness up front but that sweetness fades leaving a dry fruity flavor with a pleasant grainy undertone

F: Crisp with good carbonation--not too thin like many wheats

O: This is a solid and incredibly refreshing beer

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Photo of TippySelenoid
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

It's an unfiltered gold with a white head and lots of bubbles.

It smells like those peach rings candy.

It's got a very large peach flavor. There is also a nice bittering hop bite as well as a soft wheat sweetness.

It's pretty light with a good bit of carbonation.

A good before for breakfast.

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Photo of paperbackfoster
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a relatively clear blonde. Head comes up to maybe half a finger before receding to a broken sheet. Body carbonation's active and pleasant to look at.

S - Smells just like peach candy. This is a good scent. This is not a good beer aroma.

T - The peach is overpowering, but that's clearly the goal. I think my issue with this balance is that just underneath the wave of juicy peach, there's clearly the wheat trying to cry out. A fresh, crisp wheat that teases the tongue like it's playing decoy for the peach-fist haymaker behind it. I'd like to be able to taste a bit more of both at once. That said, the peach? Dead on peach - but though it's not artificial tasting, it is a little syrupy.

M - Zest from the carbonation. Sugar leaves a little bit of a pucker on the back of the tongue.

Overall - Don't let the review fool you. This is a beer that's as easy to be critical of as it is to enjoy. No, it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. It has big balance issues and heavy-handed candy flavor. It's not a great beer. But it's a rather unique beer, and the issues seem to distract from the fact that it's plain enjoyable. It's a refreshing beverage, worth a shot. It has its place.

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Photo of DeutscheJeff
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I really was amazed how close this beer smelled to Peach-O's, which unfortunately meant I found it a bit too sweet. I would definitely try it again, particularly on a warm summer afternoon. Although this isn't a beer I'd be fond of being seen with, I certainly have to give O'Fallon credit for pushing the envelope.

Edit: After drinking another, I find this beer to be far too sweet to be drinkable. It's unfortunate, as I've got another 3 in my fridge!

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Photo of climax
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one comes out a straw yellow, pretty cloudy with a good sized white head. Retention and lacing are pretty good as it settles down to a lingering film.

Sweet peach yogurt in my face! It may be a bit potent for those who like subtle fruit flavor, but it certainly delivers a peachy nose.

The peach assault is a bit more subdued in the mouth. The base beer is a nice solid wheat, and the peach flavors add a nice tart character, and a medium amount fruitiness.

It goes down pretty easily and finishes on the dry side. There's not too much body, but that's not really the objective. The carbonation is relatively mild but delivers crispness. This one's definitely not gonna be a problem to drink... quickly (which is good because I wouldn't want my guy friends to see me drinking it).

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Photo of warnerry
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy light straw color with one finger of white head. Head has decent retention but doesn't leave any lacing.

S - Big peach aroma with a faint amount of wheat.
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T - There is a big peach flavor, but it doesn't dominate the taste as much as it does the smell. More wheat presence than in the smell. Pretty nice. Would be good on a hot day.

M - Light crisp mouthfeel that works well for this beer .

O - A pretty good wheat beer with a nice complement of peach. I wouldn't have this every day, but I would get it again.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy straw/gold color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head that dissipated to a half finger. Laced in thin, wavy rings.

S: Pretty much peaches; that's about it. I may have imagined faint wheat malt and a little lemon.

T: Consistent with the nose; peaches. Wheat malt and lemon rind a little more prominent. Though peaches are dominant, they are not overpowering. A sweetness does linger in the crisp, refreshing finish.

M: Light body. Moderate-to-ample carbonation. Crisp and refreshing; not too sweet.

O: Easy drinking nice summer beer. Light, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of smwesson500
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Trying to do this from memory so forgive me if this is jumbled. Has a very light and faint smell (of peach obviously). The taste is a problem for me. The beer is sweet and is easy on the palate, but the taste is simply not here for me. I can not honestly say what can be done differently to improve, but the taste almost makes it too much like drinking juice.

However, this beer is perfect if only drinking one or two at dinner or on a hot summer day.

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Photo of milkjunkie666
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like this beer a lot. Strong peach smells and flavor, well-balanced, not too peachy, not too malty.. nice

if you're in to flavored beers this should be near the top of the list, i typically don't have to many, just this and sam cherry wheat, but i like both quite a bit. not an every day brew, but a great seasonal and i look forward to next season.. quality brew from an interesting and pretty good brewery, thumbs up!

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Photo of cjacobsen
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(A) Pours pretty clear, yellow with some darker hues of yellow intermixed. Nice foamy white head that retracts to just a small bit on the top.

(S) Smells of peaches, some wheat, light malts, sugars. The peach smell is the most dominant. Maybe a little bit of orange rind and light citrus.

(T) The peach is big and paired with the wheat, it really makes this beer taste like a peach that's been freshly picked and then soaked in MGD for a long while. It's got a small sweetness and a bit of an orange zest toward the end. The lingering aftertaste is definitely orange peel.

(M) It's a light bodied brew that has a very smooth finish.

(O) This beer is what I would think if someone said they had a beer with peaches in it. It's tastes a lot like MGD mixed with fresh peaches, which isn't a bad thing by any means. It's refreshing and perfect for summer.

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Photo of indiapaleale
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little opaque in appearance, light peach color with a nice inch of foam on top.

Aroma is well...peaches for lack of a better word. Smells a bit like gummy peaches actually...man I used to love those things. Perhaps just a tad bit of wheat going on here too.

Tastes very sweet with big flavor of ripe peaches. I'll be honest, this could be a lot worse if those peach flavors were syrupy like IHOP but they're not.

This is a nice easy drinking wheat beer with a bold fruit flavor. Nothing wrong with that on a hot summer day.

If you're not willing to enjoy this for what it is than don't bother.

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Photo of mjvos
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly hazy yellow pour from a 12oz can into a beer mug. Quite a bit of head forms, but settles down to a very consistent half-finger with a small amount of lacing. Smells very peachy, a welcome smell for summertime. The peach smell comes through strong in the taste along with the standard wheat beer flavor. It is fairly light-bodied, maybe a little thinner than desired, but smooth none-the-less. Overall, a tasty, sessionable beer for the warmer months that should appeal most.

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Photo of Brunite
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy straw color...a wheat beer for sure. Average head.

S: As expected...peaches dominate. In fact...all peach.

T: As expected again....Peach. Being one of the biggest fans of their Cherry Chocolate...I expected a good effort here. Taste is not overpowering...but enough to leave a lingering flavor on the palate.

M: Light-bodied. Crisp....creamy....nice.

O: Another great job O'Fallon. Not quite Cherry Choco...but tasty and an excellent summer option when you want something light and a break from hefe's and PA's.

Is this world class beer? Of course not. But like O'F C-C...this one nails it for what it is trying to accomplish. Nothing heavy...nothing sour...it's not about the yeast. This is just a plain old refreshing summer beverage that is great when chilling out and want something different.

I bought a 12er in cans and am glad I did.

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Photo of ChugginOil
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured feom can @ St. Charles House Pub.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with less than a fingers worth of white head. The nose strongly resembles peach with a slight wheat scent. Wow, this is quite refreshing. The body is light and crisp, great for a hot summer night. Peach stands out the most here with a enlightening amount of wheat to round it out. Overall, great summer beer that I could continuously consume.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thank for sharing chris!

(A)- Pours a hazy orange peach color. Some froth and lace.

(S)- A big blast of peach and lemon up front. Straightforward but enjoyable.

(T)- A crisp yet light peach juice flavor. Tiny bits of lemon and biscuit, but pretty much straight-up fruit juice.

(M)- Light, crisp and refreshing. Very straightforward, but extremely thirst quenching.

(D)- Not a great beer by any means, but it was a welcomed beverage to help cut the intense summer heat.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a thin white head that has good carbonation, retention and lacing. The nose consists of fresh peaches along with some wheat and biscuit. One of the most pleasant aromas I have had in a beer. The taste is peaches, peaches and more peaches along with some wheat, biscuit and a hint of hops. It has a nice fruity flavor without being too sweet. The light to medium body and smooth taste makes this one of the must try beers for a nice summer day.

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