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O’Fallon Brewery
O’Fallon, MO

Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.1%

Jill’s Rating:
one beerone beerone beerone beerone beer   (Drinkable, but flawed)

I know how difficult it is to brew a proper fruit beer, so I grudgingly understand why there aren’t more in the stores. When I spotted O’Fallon’s peach wheat, I was excited—a fruit beer from the Midwest! What more could I want for summer drinking?

Well, perhaps a little more in my peach wheat. Let me back up and say this beer is not awful by any stretch of the imagination. It pours a light color with a big head that disappears immediately, leaving no trace of any lacing. Just based on how it looks, I can tell there’s not much to this beer.

Wheach does have a very peachy scent. It is brewed with “natural flavor,” which worries me for the taste, but at least it’s not brewed with fruit juice, right?

The taste is interesting. At first there’s a little peach flavor, then the back end is smooth. On my second swig, I start detecting some zestiness on my palate.

Overall though—and this is the beer’s shortcoming—it doesn’t have a ton of flavor. It’s a little bit weak and watery, which is why it gets just two mugs. I’d love to taste a bigger, fuller peach flavor, but this beer just doesn’t have it. However, it’s not totally shitty and is pretty easy to drink. And because it’s not super-fruity, you won’t feel so girly drinking it.

Reviewed by Jill Jaracz on June 24, 2008.
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