O'Fallon Brewery

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #420
Ranked #42,220
3.59 | pDev: 15.6%
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
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!

Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 476
Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Pale Wheat Ale with "natural peach flavors".

Into a small goblet it pours a cloudy, pastel yellow that fades into orange. Sticky white foam on top, no lasting lace, but the head retention was pretty good.

Clean mellow flavor, some wheat presence, and definite peach notes, without being cloyingly sweet. Soft, dusty wheat lends a subtle graininess, while the fruity bit qualifies it's namesake. It's decent, clean and easy to sip or quaff, though sort of one-note. Designed for session drinking in warmer months, and maybe converting your macro-drinking friends.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It's a mix between tan and "peach" in color, white head of about half an inch, dissipating to a sheen, not leaving much in the way of lacing.

Smell is lightly wheat and fruity peach.

Tastes quite peachy to be sure, but also has a surprising biscuit malt aspect, with some grains and wheat.

Feel wise it wasn't bad at all, a bit on the thicker side despite being light and easy to drink.

It's not bad, but it's not outstanding in the area of fruit beers either.

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Photo of jmvecchio1
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wheach pours out a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white head perched on top. The aroma off this beer is as if you were to stick you head into a bushel barrel full of perfectly ripe peaches. You can almost feel the soft peach fuzz on the inside of you nose each time you take a sniff. The taste of this beer is smooth, peachy, and lightly sweet. The beer is slightly dry on the swallow and it has a pop of peach tartness and bready wheat flavors that creep in at the end. The drink of this beer is refreshing and truly sessionable.

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Photo of DCon
4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ iTap House- Chesterfield, MO for $3. Tapped into a pint glass from the Wooden handle w/ the "Wheach PacMan" on it and enjoyed only one before the Firestone Parabola!

Aroma- A candied peach aroma upfront and a sweetness that makes you want a taste more than ever! Nothing better.

Appearance- Nice hazy, but bright orange body with a 1 finger head that stays for a good minute or two. Minimal lace but still has it.

Flavor- Starts with a nice Hefeweizen taste and then breaks into the sweetness. Almost like biting into a peach and then the aftertaste of the peach comes around and stays for a good while.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and decent aftertaste of peach but more wheat in the mouthfeel. Still great!

Overall Impression- Perfect summer beer from St. Louis! Very glad O'Fallon is up and running again. One of my top 10 favorite beers and has one of the best drinkability's possible. Will be having in bottle and can all summer long and you should be too.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, grainy, yellow with a peach colored tint, thin white head with sticky lace. The smell is of sweet peaches and grainy wheat. Great balanced flavors. Most of the peach is in the nose, but a great balance of sweet ripe peach and grainy wheat. Thin, grainy and refreshing with a slight tart bite. Perfectly balanced and great body for its style. Nicely done.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, sugary peaches. In the taste, sugary peaches and somewhat a small tartness. A small sour bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry peach flavor in the aftertaste. A bit too sugary and sweet, nice peach flavor, but again, too sweet for me.

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

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

The color of the wheach is a nice hazy peachish yellow color and the head is a white half inch head that goes away rather quick.

The smell of this was like a fresh ripe peach mostly but there was a hint of wheat that I could discern from the mix.

The taste of this one was a blast of fresh peaches at first that gave way to a nice grainy flavor that finished off with a bit of hops. The more I drank of this the less fruity it became and the more I could taste the wheats and grains behind the brew.

The mouthfeel of this one was a nice crisp bite of fruit with a refreshing wash of bubbles that tickled the tongue.

This is pretty drinkable for a fruit beer and is one of the best ones I have tried to date. I'm finding myself more of a hop head now though and would rather pick up an IPA than this one.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The last one in a sampler pack of O'Fallon, and my first beer in a quest to drink 365 new beers in 2011.

It pours a golden color, small white head that's quit to dissipate and leaves no lacing. So far, not good, but it's a wheat beer so I wasn't expecting TOO much here.

Whoa... the smell is really really peachy. More than I expected, and I'm not picking up anything else in there. Good thing peach smells delicious!

The taste offers a little more complexity... the wheat base is more apparent, and there is a hint of hops on the end. It's still dominantly peach, but shouldn't it be?

Feels good on the mouth, a little thin but nicely carbonated, very easy to drink. A decent, interesting fruit beer.

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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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