Wheach | O'Fallon Brewery

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3.57 w/ 466 ratings

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

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!


Added by Skidz on 06-03-2005

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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of GossageBrewery
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
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 -5.6%
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
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Crundy
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
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 -4.2%
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 +12%
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 schnay90
5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of TippySelenoid
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -14.3%
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 JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev +12%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of DeutscheJeff
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
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 +3.6%
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 -4.2%
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.
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 -0.3%
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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Wheach from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 43.6% out of 100 with 466 ratings
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