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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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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: riversider76 on 04-05-2009

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Ratings: 636 | Reviews: 275
Photo of Gww1864
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of Celt44
4.55/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got three of these is a Southern Tier 12 Pack of Pales....the best mixed 12 on the market! No throw-aways in this one...

Appearance - Pours a cloudy straw with a foamy head...typicall....slight lacing lasts throughout.

Aroma - lemony-citrus on top of sugary malt.

Taste - My new favorite Wheat. The lemon-citrus is not overpowering - slight and up front. Coriander and ginger spice it up. Sweet malts finish it off...

Mouthfeel - Smooth and crisp....very good

Like I mentioned before..my new favorite Wheat....Southern Tier once again goes above and beyond the call of duty. They could have easily put out a run-of-the-mill standard Wheat....I'm lucky enought to have these guys local!...well 3 hrs away!

Photo of walaguh
4.52/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of shand
4.39/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very clear golden straw color with minimal head, lading, and retention.

Smell: Sweet, smooth hops.

Taste: Wow, I wasn't expecting this to remind me so much of Magic Hat's #9! The #9 was my first craft beer and this is reminding me seriously of what this tastes like, minus the apricot finish that #9 has. To be honest, I probably prefer this to #9, which is a beer that I already like very much. It's very crisp and refreshing, not very bitter at all. Just sweet hops and wheats, with a bit of citrus to round it out. Exceptional.

Mouthfeel: Perfectly smooth and carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, the 5.8% on this might sneak up on you because this doesn't seem alcoholic in the slightest.

This is really an exceptional beer that exceeded my expectations. Fans of Magic Hat #9 need look no further for a new favourite beer.

Photo of Bighuge
4.39/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale and hazy sun yellow tone. Thin bubbly dirty white head. No carbonation noted by appearance. Great aroma of citrus (lemon), tangy wheat and bready malts. Solid flavor of bready pils like malts and spicy, peppery hop accents. There's a quenching citrus feel to it as well, with lemon being the main player in the citric dept. Nice all around and balanced as well. A little bit of a chalky finish, which actually is not out of place at all. Full flavored feel in the mouth. Lightly carbonated and easy to drink. Quite enjoyable.

Photo of Tballz420
4.29/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear, golden colored body. Medium sized frothy white head leaves a decent amount of lace. Scent is a lot of nice wheat tones, sweet malt, banana. Very nice tasting wheat. Full wheat beer characteristics, a touch of floral hops as well. Fairly sweet. Somewhat sharp on the tongue, but less than i expected; a fairly creamy mouth. Very nice

Photo of RyFikes
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.24/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

422 Pale Wheat ale pours a hazy straw like yellow color, with very little head. There is a good strong full smell, with alot of hops, and a bit of the wheat comes through, some citrus is also present. There is a rather sweet taste, a good full wheat flavor. I couldnt taste any hops however. Good full flavor, could use just a bit more carbonation in my opinion. Overall I found this to be an excenlent wheat beer, I was expecting a hoppeir flavor, but still an overall fantastic wheat beer.

Photo of BeerNinja007
4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this 12oz single in a mix pack from Wegmans in Cicero NY. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

This really pale/thin yellow brew gives a surpisingly robust head that clings greedily to the glass as it settles. Smell is fairly light- some mild hop and soap, and a mild spice that I think is more like a really dilute cumin and herby cilantro than anything else. The spice is really faint, so I dunno how it could possibly give me such a specific impression, but it is what it is. The taste is semi-sweet with honeyish malts and the wheat gives a very nice warm cinnamon. Like true fresh cinnamon, not the nasty stale styrene cinnamon that annoys me in many wheat beers. A little hop and astringent banana peel gives it some bite. Carbonation is rigorous and perhaps a bit too harsh. Finishes clean from the carbo with an aftertaste of pineapple. Still generating good lace, down to the last sip. If the appearance had more color or a bit of turbidity it would've gotten a 5.

Photo of dgilks
4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice aroma. Slightly sweet, wheaty but with a good dose of hops providing a moderate herbal hop aroma.

Hazy, straw colour. Small, white head. Okay.

I'm loving the flavour. Good hop character with a combination of citrus flavours with some earthy character (Willamette?). Light wheat flavour. Crisp.

Medium body but with a crisp carbonation which makes this surprisingly refreshing.

For me, this is exceptionally easy to drink. I had no clue it is above 5% until I checked the Southern Tier site and the flavours just work so well. A perfect summer quaffer.

Photo of jamiesessions
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden colour, with a tight head that fades into a alright lacing. The "wheat beer smell" is certainly present, though lemony scents also come through, especially after sitting for a few minutes. Taste is good, with wheat and malt present, as one would expect for this style, but the hops are considerably more pronounced than one would usually expect in a beer such as this, and that's good thing. Medium bodied, and a noticeable lack of carbonation, which suits me just fine. A very good wheat beer that I would definitely reccomend

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/12/2013. Pours very hazy golden straw color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy bright white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, wheat, bread, pepper, light clove, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and strength of bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast and hop notes. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, pepper, wheat, clove, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of spicy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and robustness of hop, malt, and yeast flavors; with no cloying flavors on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent pale wheat ale! All around nice balance and robustness of flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one; best pale wheat ale I have had yet.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

Hazed yellow color with a fluffy white head that settled to a layer and left a fine sheet of lacing.
The smell is earthy, pale malt and wheat.
The taste is sweet and somewhat wheaty with a very light bittering right before a sticky sweet finish.
Light/medium body with a silky smooth feel.
This beer is very drinkable as it goes down extremely easy and doesn't make you feel bloated.

4/22 is Earth Day and the motto of this beer is "Make Everyday Earth Day".
I will recycle the empty bottles.

Photo of schoolboy
4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow, another great brew from the Southern Tier folks. I hadn't had much of their stuff the last couple years but this new (to me, at lease) brew reminds me that I should not have been avoiding them. They make good stuff.

This is very drinkable stuff. A bit light, but not insultingly so. The style should be delicate. I would be nice if it had a bit more yeasty bite, but it will do. I would buy this on it's own, but the way it is, I hope they keep selling the 12 pack with four different pale's in it. It will prove very difficult picking a favorite. I may need to drink several cases to ponder this.

Photo of sjverla
4.07/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale gold with high clarity. Not a ton of head. It looks like a summery beer.

Nose: Highly floral with malty tones.

Taste/Feel: Mild and lightly sweet. Very flowery with hop highlights on the backend. It tastes like my parents' garden smells in late June. Smooth overall with pointed carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It has a light feel, but full flavor. As predominantly hops-oriented beer drinker, I loved it as an alternative to the bitterness, and as another option (and in my opinion), more flavorful, variation on wheat beers.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.07/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Lightly hazed, pale gold body with a bubbly, white head and some initial soda-like effervescence in the body.

Smell: Soft, transient scents of soft malted barley and wheat with well-integrated hints of honey, meadow flowers, spice, and lemon wedges.

Taste: Blend of light pale and wheat malts with a modest amount of tanginess and sweetness. Freshly floral, lemony hop character with ample bitterness to balance. Light acidity. Small, delicate sip of honey wine dashed with a bit of pepper prior to the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Would pair nicely with sauteed sea bass. It's light and simple, but yet it's also pleasant and refreshing, exactly what I needed on this hot, sweltering summer's day.

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422 Pale Wheat Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.