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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: 599
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of ADZA


3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a golden,yellow hue with average carbonation that leaves a one finger head and average lacing,the aromas are bubble gum and sweet wheat,it has a nice mouthfeel with tastes of bubble gum,honey infused lemon,its definately an original beer thats easy enough to drink although not the best of this brewery's brews but would buy again and wouldnt knock it back if offered.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 15:00:43 | More by ADZA
Photo of erosier


3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice clear golden yellow color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass very nicely on the way down. Some yeast on the bottom still doesn't cloud the beer.
S: Smells of sweet lightly toasted malts, hints of citrus-y aromas and then citrus-y and floral hop aromas.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts, then a nice refreshing lemony taste with a really nice floral and citrus-y hop end to the taste.
M: Very light, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable since this one wasn't too complicated and too heavy, it was a perfect summer porch beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 11:07:10 | More by erosier
Photo of Popkas


2.53/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a bright golden yellow with a finger of head. Some residual lacing.

S: Light smell of wheat and barley. Bit of honey.

T: Bit of muted wheat, some barley. A bit of an aftertaste that I can't quite place, but it doesn't strike my fancy.

M: Fairly light but much carbonation. Not bad.

D: I can maybe see this one on a hot summer day, but right now I am not feeling it.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 01:28:37 | More by Popkas
Photo of Amalak

New York

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle. It's gold, like straw. Clear, some bubbles. Big foamy head and lacing with a slight wheat scent.

It's crisp but has only a slight wheaty, sweet taste. Actually, more of a fruity and soapy taste to it. Bubbly on the tongue. Nothing bad about this brew, but it's not a standout, either.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 22:05:10 | More by Amalak
Photo of Bighuge


4.4/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 02:55:34 | More by Bighuge
Photo of Augustiner719

New York

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA perfect pint.

Appearance; Light straw colored yellow with a big fluffy but light head. Nice lacing down the glass. Unfiltered and not transparent.

Smell: Muted aromas of corriander, rosemary covered with lemons. Not much going on here. Smells a bit fake as well.

Taste: Very refreshing and light. Good complex flavors of toasted bread, corriander, banana and lemons.

Mouthfeel: Slightly overcarbonated for my liking. Also a slight astringenty aftertaste that leaves the mouth dry.

Drinkability: Move over blue moon. This is a nice example of a pale wheat ale. Seek this out and drink over blue moon any day.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 21:58:10 | More by Augustiner719
Photo of BigMike


2.73/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For some reason the mood struck me to by a mixed 12 pack. I decided on the Southern Tier. This is the first beer i'm sampling from the mixed pack.

Poured into a tulip glass. Straw yellow with lots of carbonation bubbles. Crystal clear with a thin and quickly dissipating white head.

Smell is spicey and clove like with some touches of granny smith apples.

Taste is watery. Make that extremely watery. The flavor reminds of a sour apple jolly rancher only sweeter.

Mouthfeel is light and watery. Fresh and clean but extremely light bodied.

Drinkability is average. I put this one only a notch or two above the adjunct lagers out there. As much as i love Southern Tier this one is lame! I'll use the old cliche that this is a lawnmower beer through and through. I really cannot recommend this beer to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 01:09:44 | More by BigMike
Photo of jamiesessions

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 04:05:26 | More by jamiesessions
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 09/16/2009. Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma of wheaty/bready malt, some light fruits, clove, and pepper. Flavor of sweet fruits and citrus initially with a bready malt finish. Basic but good. Very drinkable. Not too wheaty actually. I'm surprised by such low ratings of this beer, I found it very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2009 02:15:24 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of TangTKE402

New York

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a 12oz. mug and noticed a straw-colored mazy brew with next to no head and even less lacing.

The aromas that emanated were of yeast and apples combined with a dough-y afternote.

This beer has a warm flavor with lighter bread notes than other wheat beers I've had. It has the subtlest of vanilla flavors with an herb-y quality that adds a slight spice. Overall it's seemingly hoppier than the average wheat, but it has a clean finish that makes it highly drinkable. The aftertaste does have a slight tinny bitterness to it that is a slight detraction.

The mouthfeel is a little thin, but smooth in a crisp and refreshing way. There is no gravitas to the feel of this brew, just clean simple wheat beer bready feel, but lighter.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 22:00:40 | More by TangTKE402
Photo of Ego

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to the guy from Joe Canal's that gave this one to me a while ago... I told you I wouldn't drink it without reviewing it !

bubbles up quite lively (been sitting in the cellar now for some months), about 3 fingers of head quiets down in a steady manner, lacing is good, absolute light straw in color, decent head retention, a decent representation in the hizzy....

earthy wheat aroma dominates, a slightly sour honey note (pleasant), it has a saison lite type of aroma, interesting

taste etc...
clean and easy going, one of the more session-able beers from ST, some mild hop bitterness in the back with a hint of citrus, pretty refreshing brew, nothing over the top here, just a really smooth drinking brew with just enough hop kick to prevent it from being a light beer.

I prefer the more aggressive hop sun or even the ST pilsner, but this is a nice option to get people off the mega brews imo.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 03:48:29 | More by Ego
Photo of billab914


3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer number three of my ST pack of pales. 12oz bottle poured into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a bright white head that disappeared quickly.

Aroma is mostly wheat with a little citrus. Taste is very crisp with a lot of wheat present and a slight citrusness at the end.

Mouthfeel feels light, good carbonation and crisp. Drinkability is good, this is one of those hot summer day beers that goes down easy.

Overall this is a good beer that I would gladly drink in the warm months but isn't my favorite wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 03:43:12 | More by billab914
Photo of mcann2pu


2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured into my shaped dogfish head glass a lite pale color with a nice sized thick head, somewhat yellow,

Smell - not that impressive, wheat, almost no hops,

Taste - mostly the wheat, maybe some malt, not much in the spice that I can taste,

Mouth feel - light, not much too it, fairly standard for a wheat beer,

Drinkability - has a good drinkability but suffers from not having enough personality for me,

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 02:39:17 | More by mcann2pu
Photo of mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a hefe glass. Color was a hazy amber with a white head. The head didn't last long at all, and ended up leaving a thin layer on top. Small to moderate amounts of carbonation rising from the bottom. Aroma was fruity sweet initially, reminded me of a dry cider. Later became a light wheat bread smell. Taste was a bit malty, but also reminded me of a smokey nut flavor. Felt very good in the mouth, coated nicely, and just a bit of carbonation. Pleasant to drink, almost sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 22:45:10 | More by mountdew1
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a short 1/2" head that breaks apart quickly to some large surface bubbles. Carbonation bubbles are few and far between.

Smell: grass and some wheat are mild overall.

Taste: wheat, grass, light lemon zest, and a mellow bitterness makes up a decently flavored ale.

Mouthfeel: lighter side of a medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late.

Drinkability: this beer was nicely refreshing and a quick drinking beer. Nice offering here.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 16:25:02 | More by Gavage
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste is bready with a strong wheat flavor and a hearty malt character. There is a little bit of sweetness that come in from flavors of lemon & subtle spices. The hops presence is a little bit stronger than most beers in the style and it provides a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, although there are several others in the style that I would pick first, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 02:40:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of adamette


2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Live Review. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that I bought as a single for $1.99 at North Coast Wine & Beer on W. 117th St in Cleveland two days ago into my Samuel Smith pint glass. No observed "best by" date.

A Pours a slightly hazy yellow body under a brief but creamy white head that leaves trace lacing. 3.0

S Muted wheat, slightly sweet but mostly barley, grains to the smell. Just fine. 3.0

T Watery Wheat Ale this could be called. There are some tastes of barley and I guess some wheat but it is really watery. There may also be a touch of hops. 2.5

M Thin, with only the grain tastes and the slightest stickiness keeping it from being water itself. 2.0

D Good, which is the point really I believe. 4.0

Notes: My least favorite ST beer, one I am sure that is intended as a session beer (just none of my sessions).

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 21:07:26 | More by adamette
Photo of kimcgolf


3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle to a pale yellow with thin white head that lingered to mid-glass and left okay lacing. Nose was a very faint apple-orange combo, with no spices or wheat. Mouthfeel fairly thin with little emotion and the taste was basically non-existent. Finish was short and a slight tad skunky.

Not impressed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 02:19:30 | More by kimcgolf
Photo of TheFightfan1


3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy yellow with a thick bubbley white heading.Leaves little lacing.

Smell is corriander with a slight zestiness but very mild in all aspects.

Taste is very crisp but watery a little much on corriander a little spice on the tongue, but as for the taste it is decent nothing really standing out. Nice hoppy ending though.

Mouth is a little fizzy but a little too watery.light bodied decent fizzy carbonation very light and crisp feel.

Drink is decent there really is nothing to this beer but I could have a few more.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2009 14:02:42 | More by TheFightfan1
Photo of almychristopher

New York

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head that recedes quickly. the aroma is almost entirely of wheat malt... very little in the way of spice or fruit, clean but not very exciting. the flavor follows without any surprises. the clean crisp aroma makes for any easy session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 15:52:23 | More by almychristopher
Photo of WakeandBake


4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice clear golden straw color body with a short white head leaving some spotty lace , medium carbonation. Aroma of Light sweet malt , wheat , bread crust , and a hint of citrus . Flavor is very light , it has hints of tangy wheat malt , citrus , honey and faint grassy hops , very balanced . Light body with a crisp clean mouthfeel , slightly dry finish with very little aftertaste . I would think this to be VERY sessionable , I could drink 5 or 8 on a hot day . Not the best Pale Wheat I've had but a very good brew to try .

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 00:29:53 | More by WakeandBake
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single, twelve-ouncer copped from Joe Canal's in Lawrenceville... Was rather dissapointed with this pale wheat ale from southern tier - a New York brewery I typically associate with special, one-of-a-kind beers... Bitter, non-flavorful, and tasteless... Not impressed at all...

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 06:27:26 | More by dsa7783
Photo of movingtrain


3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a Piraat glass...beer pulled from a "Pack of Pales" sampler.

Pours a cloudy straw color, with little to no head...and not much carbonation in the glass.

Smells of wheat, bread, grass, honey, oats, some hops...pretty standard wheat beer aroma.

Tastes of bread crust, light sugar sweetness, oats, some hoppy bite in there, as well...some caramel on the top, adding to the sweetness of the beer. It's definitely wheaty, with a tinge of hoppy bitterness on the center of the tongue, lingering for a while.

Overall, this is pretty standard...it's a good beer, but nothing fancy. I like the idea behind the beer, a beer to celebrate our earth...but in terms of a beer to come back to, this isn't one that demands attention.

It is, however, drinkable...and would be great during the summer months and into early Fall...

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 21:40:18 | More by movingtrain
Photo of Celt44

New York

4.6/5  rDev +34.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 20:52:09 | More by Celt44
Photo of froghop


3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a clear yellow with a large white head, and a little lacing.

smell is of lemon, wheat, and a little orange peel.

taste is crisp, wheat, some malt, and a little citrus, ends tangy, and a little dry.

overall just an average wheat ale, not really much to say about it.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 16:00:13 | More by froghop
422 Pale Wheat Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.