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422 Pale Wheat Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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422 Pale Wheat Ale422 Pale Wheat Ale

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628 Ratings
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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: riversider76 on 04-05-2009)
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Reviews by rlee1390:
Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Southern Tier's Brewery on my way home from Dark Lord Day.

A-Cloudy yellow about a finger worth of head, with some scattered lacing.

S-Some lemons and some wheat. Its there but nothing eye opening.

T-Almost exactly like the nose. There is the lemon and the wheat. No bitterness, nothing out of the ordinary. Decent but nothing out there to wow anyone. However also nothing to complain about.

M-Light and carbonated.

O-A good summer beer. Possibly a good introduction to craft beer as well. Sessionable to a T. Once again nothing bad but nothing spectacular. Try it once an move on.

rlee1390, May 03, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

MadScientist, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of brownbeer
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow, with a thin white head.

Bready wheat and yeast jump out in the nose with a peppery hop presence.

The taste has a good hop/wheat ratio with toasty malt, clove, and a lemony hop kick. The finish is clean and the hops linger in the finish.

One of the better in the pack of pales, but far from desirable.

brownbeer, Feb 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

woodchipper, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -12%

TTripp725, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

generallee, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

TimoP, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -12%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, no freshness info/bottling date...pours light soft golden, hazy, short lived off white head. Sweet honey and flowers in the nose. Pleasant enough summery ale. Notes of wheaty malt, more honey, and light vanilla. Pleasingly dry finish. Nice warm weather quaffer

Billolick, May 14, 2009
Photo of tigg924
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, bright gold in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: grass, malt, and hops

Taste: honey-especially at the end, grass, wheat, caramel, and malt

Mouthfeel: smooth, can feel the moderate carbonation, clean, moderately sweet

Drinkability: This tastes almost like a hefe without the bite. A very good inoffensive session beer. Could have several especially in warmer weather.

tigg924, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

olradetbalder, Friday at 09:35 AM
Photo of MikePags
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

MikePags, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Swedes21
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours a cloudy straw colour, nice white foamy head about 2 fingers. some nice light lacing, nothing wild. there are some sediments in my glass, not much carbonation.

Smell - found the smells to be very mild, some wheat and a little orange/lemon, but there is nothing dominating that stands out.

Taste - not a bad tasting beer, very even and well balanced. there is a slight orange taste, some wheat, but overall just a smooth beer.

Mouthfeel - added volume adds some bitterness, but not much else. the taste and balance carry over.

Overall - would have to say this is a weak wheat beer IMO, there are far better out there on the market.

Swedes21, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of kingcrowing
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a light yellow with a small white head - reminiscent of BMC at first. Nose is mellow, wheaty, a bit spicy as well.

Taste is a bit bitter from the hops, it has a decent bite from the yeast with good carbonation that leaves your tongue tingling. There's a good fruity flavor on the end as well. For a style that generally isn't very good, I think this is a tasty beer.

kingcrowing, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +17.3%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Kraken
2.4/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 4/9/09

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a 16oz pint glass. Firm pour conjures a scant 1/8 inch head that falls to skim very quickly. No lace. Color is a clear very pale yellow, like a weak lemonade.

Nose- Very bland, no distinguishing characteristics.

Taste- Bland, mildly dry. Faint hop bitters in the finish, faint sweetness. Some mildly floral notes. I really thought this was going be more of a play on a hefe or a Belgian white.

Mouthfeel- Very active, and mildly dry.

Drinkability- Session ale low on taste.

Kraken, Apr 10, 2009
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3/5  rDev -12%

Bike2work, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of ryhn0
3/5  rDev -12%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured out of 12 into pint glass. pours a hazy straw yellow color with a small head that faded almost immediately and halfway down the glass was completely gone. no head retention and no lacing.

the aroma is that of wheat, lemon, citrus, maybe apricot, and some funk from the yeast. pretty standard.

the taste, which is slightly watery, has a lot of wheat and lemon citrus goin on.

light bodied, pretty medium to high carbonation. overall a good sessionable beer. i could easily drink these all night cause there so light. i wouldnt really recommend this to any true craftbeer enthusiasts, but would be good for someone just getting into it.

cHeeRS

dogfishandi, Apr 14, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

gunnerlincoln, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I miss Hop Sun that may be my next case, this is shite in comparison but as an American Pale Wheat it's kind of interesting. Appears a pale yellow apple juice completely filtered hue. Bright white head forms thick and dwindles pretty quickly leaving a nice collar of lacing around the wheat beer glass I'm drinking out of. Nice fine speckled lacing with each gulp. Aroma has a reverent grassy herbal flow that's almost spicy at times, I like it. A clean light toasted malt base for some mild sweetness, very much like lemongrass. Flavor is nice the wheat adds a very cereal tone to the whole mix light biscuit sweetness with heavy grassiness and dhammomile tea with more lemongrass herbs not much hop action maybe just a touch of citrus in the background. Mouthfeel is light bodied easy drinking completely downable, one of those brews that are meant to be drank in session during the grass cuttying Earth Days. Better than another Imperial WTF creation. Overall pretty enjoyable doesn't transcend but nails a hard to like style.

WVbeergeek, Apr 24, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

chinchill, Apr 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

tallfellapgh, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of glid02
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy yellowish-straw color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of pale malts with large amounts of wheat twang. Also present are grassy hops and very slight amounts of sweet pears.

Tastes similar to how it smells although a bit more robust. Equal amounts of pale malt and wheat flavors kick things off. Soft pear flavors join in shortly thereafter before being pushed aside by grassy and slightly earthy hop flavors midway through the sip. The wheat and hop flavors carry through to a crisp and mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I wasn't expecting much going into my glass but was pleasantly surprised. A nice, non-invasive beer that goes down easy, especially in the warmer months.

glid02, Sep 02, 2010
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422 Pale Wheat Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.