Unfiltered Wheat | O'Fallon Brewery

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Unfiltered WheatUnfiltered Wheat

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 64
Photo of Brenden
2.66/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a clear, pale gold with spritzy bubbling activity. A wisp of white head fades quickly and leaves little behind by way of either foam or lacing. A completely clear unfiltered beer? Uh-oh.
The aroma gives some wheat, a bit of malt, and maybe a hint of leafy hops bitterness.
The flavor is very dull, with some dry malts under the wheat but such a light hops presence that it blends into a bland sort of sourness.
This beer is very light withg a crisp bite. There's no smoothness to balance, no real depth, and there's a somewhat unpleasant slickness.
I've liked O'Fallon since I took a chance on them when they first starting popping up in the area, and was very pleasantly surprised. This was a big disappointment for me.

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Photo of glid02
3.45/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Six-pack purchased from a grocery in Mobile, AL.

Pours a hazy golden color with a white head leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet malts with very slight amounts of wheat and floral hops.

Tastes OK. Sweet pale malts up front with light wheat influences joining in shortly thereafter. Small amounts of earthy hops temper the sweetness a little, carrying through to a mildly sweet ending. Mouthfeel is good, with decent carbonation.

Overall I was disappointed with this beer, it was entirely too sweet and the wheat didn’t do enough to even things out.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 7 Sep 2010. Poured in the Paulaner wheat glass.

Medium yellowish white fluffy head. Cloudy straw yellow, moderate carbonation. Aromas of wheat, earthiness, a touch of citrus. Beer is bready and yeasty. Lots of chewy wheat. Lightly lemony throughout the finish and aftertaste. Medium body, alcohol is light.

Pretty straightforward.

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Photo of BigBry
3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle, brought back from the States.
Straw yellow color, slightly hazy as expected from an unfiltered wheat. Short but solid white head, thin yet long lasting foam. Smell is slightly yeasty, with a bit of lemon citrus.
Taste is quite light, some bready malt, wheat flavor. Nice citrus freshness at the end. Light but clean flavor, crisp finish. Light and thin mouthfeel, appropriate for the style. Very drinkable, could easily enjoy a few on a hot summer day. Refreshing with enough bite to cleanse the palate when served with food.
Nothing spectacular, but a very good beer.

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Photo of beerlove82
2.2/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured this wheat bear into a Weizen Glass and watched the eggshell white head rise aggressively about two inches with big bubbles at the bottom and fine frothy foam at the top of the head.
S: Smells pretty good with a strong note of honey and yeast, small hint of alcohol present towards the end of the smell. Smells refreshing.
T: Not too much taste here actually has a sorta tinny aftertaste? Wired from a bottle.. Hoppy and not much wheat present. Dry.
M: Very flat, watery and dry.
D: if you want to pound em it will go down like water, and taste like it too! Wont be trying this one again; actually dumping this one down the drain.

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Photo of theboozecruise
2.83/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a hazy golden color from a 12 oz. bottle. There was a small white head that dissipated quickly.

The smell is dominantly wheat and a little sweet.

The taste is more of the same, but noticably watery. Really thin mouthfeel, but super easy to drink.

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Photo of clarkm04
3.42/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 ounce bottle

Appearance- Straw yellow hazy color of a unfiltered wheat. Light white head retention.

Smell - Very faint. Slight lemon and a little yeasty.

Taste- Very light taste. I enjoyed the middle taste of the beer which had a nice bready note. The beer definitely has a one note taste to it. I really enjoy the note so the beer is enjoyable for me. Had a very clean, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel- Very light. Common for the style.

Drinkability- Very high. Could easily down a couple of this on a hot summer day.

Overall- Though the smell is faint and there are other better tasting wheats out there, It's a nice easy drinking wheat and I definitely will seek it out especially in the spring and summer.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Hazy, butterscotch in color, with a thin, quickly fading head of foam
Aroma-Faint wheat, lemon zest
Taste-Lemon zest, faint citrus(orange?), light bodied, rather clean finish.
Overall, middle-of-the-road wheat, but pretty easy drinking and refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Has a Julian date inked near the neck. In case you forget what kind of beer this is, the labels are a golden wheat color, and there is wheat printed all over the main and neck labels. Also, an inset drawing on the main label shows a farmer looking at his wheat crop.

Pours a fairly clear light golden, wheaty yellow. Decent head. Smell is "green" and a bit perfumy. Taste is a little sour, some lively malts also come into play. Finishes (too) thick and syrupy. A pleasant aftertaste occurs for a while. Carbonated well. Drinks nicely, but would be best as a dessert beer, imo.

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Photo of aasher
3.42/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm going to go ahead and preface this by saying that the bottle I just opened is from February of 2006. It has O'Fallon's older labeling and is quite faded. We recently found a six pack behind a lot of other stuff in one of the coolers at work. So, the age and how it's held up have been considered in my ratings. It poured very smoothly with barely any head, which did lace the glass. It is pretty clear, as I didn't mess with the sediment on the bottom, and is a golden yellow in color. It smells pretty good. It's yeasty without seeming flat or overly yeasty. It's solid. It tastes great considering it's so old. It has a good yeasty flavor and is slightly sweet. The mouthfeel is actually quite crisp and refreshing. I think I would find a new six pack of this very refreshing and a pretty solid wheat.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well this unfiltered wheat beer is nice but not especially noteworthy. It had a nice head which disappeared after a bit. The aroma wasn't especially noteworthy but smelled a bit like wheat, with a touch of honey. The taste was nice, a sweet brew with a hint of citrus, wheat, a touch of spices and more than a bit of honey. There was no bitterness at all. It sits very nice in the mouth and is very drinkable.

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Photo of Tinfoilrcr
3.06/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

received as an extra in a trade.

Love wheat beers, as a disclaimer up-front.

A- hazy pale gold. Next to no head.

N - Lots of malts and some spices. But no hops at all.

T- bland. Almost no taste at all, which is rare for my experience with this style of beer.

M- Love wheat beers so like it. For the sytel has a good mothfeel. Not over the top, but not too light.

D- has no tatse so could take this via an IV with no problem...however, wouldn't given the lack of flavor....

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow body with a thin, white head. Taking an inquisitive peek down into the bottle, I could make out no traces of yeast (viable or otherwise) stubbornly hiding at the bottom.

Smell: Mild nose of lightly malted barley and wheat with some slight honeyish undertones and some background floral hop notes.

Taste: Light pale maltiness with a small supporting touch of wheat. Light honeylike sweetness. Hint of lemon. Floral hops with no more than a very, very low amount of bitterness. Finishes clean and quick, perhaps a bit too clean and quick, making for an empty ending.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Too light and lacking for me, leaving it a pretty unremarkable brew. If this is purportedly unfiltered, imagine what the filtered version would be like! Good grief.

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Photo of wnh
3.41/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy, pale straw with a fleeting fizzy whtie head that diminishes to absolutely nothing. No lacing, and not even a hint of foam on the surface. Aromas of light wheat, subtle tart lemon, lightly funky yeast, and perhaps an inordinate amount of spice (coriander?). Short, quick finish with a mild lingering yeast and spice combination. Light bodied with just a touch of crispness; overall body is soft and rounded.

Drinkable enough, but the spice builds to a level beyond what I'd prefer, and the soft, round palate just doesn't seem to work for the style. This particular bottle is easily a few months old, as it came from the O'Fallon brewery before they contracted their bottled beer to Steven's Point, so perhaps it has lost something with age? Disappointing, especially since their Wheach has a solid wheat beer backbone, which is what I expected this to be.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.54/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Translucent, pale canary yellow color. Nice white head that vanishes without a trace.

Smells like sugary cornbread malt with lemon juice.

Not that wheaty. Light and refreshing it's lemon heavy with a mild yeasty harumpf at the end. Tastes like summer.

I like it. My new favorite bad beer since Harpoon Winter Warmer.

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Photo of PirateUlf73
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a mug.

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with some sediment. White head fizzed like a soda and died pretty quickly.

S: Light nose of wheat and some yeasty breadiness. Perhaps some light fruit, but not much else.

T: Some wheat character with a strange tartness. Becomes lemony with a hint of orange. Everything seems disjointed somehow.

M: Light and silky with lower-than-average carbonation. Sediment was noticeable at times and was rather unpleasant.

D: Goes down alright and finishes clean with a tart and lemony aftertaste.

I was pretty disappointed with this one. Some of the flavors were pretty good and it smelled alright, but perhaps the beer just needed more time for the components to blend. I bought this in a mixed sixer, so it's quite possible that I just got and old and/or bad bottle. It may be worth my while to try and find a fresh one and give a second opinion, but for now, first impressions are not good.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.65/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with very little head and plenty of apparent carbonation.

Scent of wheat and light citrus. Above average, but still pretty plain.

Taste of wheat, some citrus, and yeast. This is a pretty quality Wheat Ale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

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Photo of BierFan
3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Decent carbonation for the style. Hazy golden yellow with a modest white head that doesn't last for long.

Smell: Bland. The smell of the wheat malt is there but it doesn't do anything to wow me.

Taste: I don't know exactly why, but this seems kind of off for the style. Perhaps too much barley and not enough wheat, perhaps the wrong yeast was used.

Mouthfeel: A bit dry, kinda oily.

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Photo of KI9A
2.2/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Semi-clear, too clear for an unfiltered wheat.

S: Sweet, corny yeast.

T: Bland as watching paint dry. Nothing jumps out. No wheat, nothing but a sharp, sweet/sour taste.

M: leaves mouth oily. Wierd aftertaste.

D: Drain pour. Threw the other one away. Avoid this one.

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Photo of TexIndy
1.96/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Brought back from Missouri during XMas trip. Poured from a 12oz bottle (no dating info) into a weizen glass. It was a hazy pale straw in color. Very little carbonation and no lacing. It had a small fizzy white head that quickly evaporated into nothing - not even a hint of a collar.

The aroma yeasty with a funky wet dog smell to it. No pleasing at all. The taste wasn't any better. Tasted more like a bad kolsch than an APWA to me.

Overall, a really bad beer. Avoid. One and done and can I get my money back.

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Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale yellow colored beer with a very rapidly fading head.Aroma and taste are both faint citrus and wheat.This is a smooth easy drinking beer that would serve well with your favorite summer outing.I think it should be tried at least once and as for me I would have no problem buying this again!!

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Photo of MTNboy
3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It has a brass colored body with plenty of hazy bubbles and a little bit of sediment. It had a nice head that disappeared quickly. There is not much for lace. It stays pretty cloudy for a while. It has plain wheat like odor that is mild. It is medium bodied and I thought it was lacking in flavor. A little bit clove and grain like and that is about it. Easy to drink thin body.

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Photo of birchstick
2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - golden, hazy yellow with a pretty small head
S - there are hints of citrus and wheat, but they are hard to pick up
T - citrusy with a bit of wheat on the finish; not much else going on
M - nice mouth feel, it is full and smooth
D - this one is easy to take down without much thought, however I don't think would be my first choice for an APWA

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Photo of champ103
2.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color. A small white head forms and recedes fast. Very light lace is left behind.
S: Grainy and cereal aromas. Some citrus fruits. Banana's and cloves. Very standard.
T: Follows the nose. A grainy and cereal taste. Almost metallic. Some light fruity citrus flavors that are, again, very standard for the style.
M/D: A light body that is over carbonated for my tastes. Smooth and easy to drink though. I could session this with no problem.

Pretty standard as far as American wheat beers go. Nothing to go out of the way for, but not bad at all. A good summer beer IMO.

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Photo of gpogo
3.49/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Opaque hazy pale gold/straw with massive fluffy white head. The head was completely gone withing a few minutes.

A- Grainy wheat malt with slight hop bitterness. Slight lemon aroma.

T- Grainy malt, slight sweet with sortof a tart lemon flavor. Rather crisp and refreshing, but borders on being too sweet for that.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation.

D- I felt it was a bit too lemony, though it is decent refreshing beer.

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Unfiltered Wheat from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 64 ratings