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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Pour 422 Pale Wheat Ale into a pint glass, give it a long whiff and youíll realize that this isnít your average pale golden wheat. Preserved in its unfiltered state, 422 is a fantastic session ale in which flavors of wheat, barley and hops commingle to a refreshing and zesty conclusion. Hints of orange and sweet malts waft to the fore as a touch of bitterness contributes to a smooth finish. 422 is brewed as a tribute to preserving our precious planet and itís environment. It is responsibly packaged with over 80% recycled consumer products and is completely recyclable. Enjoy 422 all year as to take one stride closer to a eco-friendly life.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. 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 Iíve had but a very good brew to try .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6451) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle. Pale golden with green tints. Wheat and floral hop nose, yeast. Light, crisp, grapefruit and spice flavor, flaral and creamy with evident funky yeast. Light and creamy, with restained bitterness that lasts a long time. Very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamherbert (1290) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Light golden yellow color. Head floats away quickly. Not all that impressive, to be truthful. The smell is a wheat base, that is overpowered by a slight funk of something I canít quite identify. Itís not altogether unpleasant, but not great. More wheat than pale. The taste is a peppery first sip, which dominates the flavor. A strange pilsnery hop, which seems out of place here. Really sharp flavor. Interesting.... The feel is smooth and buttery. A bite on the back and at the swallow. More of a wheat beer than a pale ale, although it has aspects of both. A decent drink, nothing amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Pours copper/gold with a tan head. Smells of sweet wheat and some citrus. Tastes sweet and citrussy with some earthy hints on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Flaske: Flot lysegul Ýl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af hyld en smule hvede og et gran humle. Smagen er dejlig frisk med en god karbonering. Finish er en god bitterhed. Dejlig sommerÝl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours unclear yellow with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is wheat and citrus. Very moderate and mild. Sweet wheaty flavor with hints of caramel. Medium bodied. Dry end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Baba Budanís in Cincinnati. Pours clear gold with virtually no head, and the little there is vanishes quickly. Weak aroma with notes of hops, wheat, fruit, and sugar. Flavor is also disappointingly weak, with a little each of wheat, citrus, and hops. Light body and very smooth, medium carbonation. Crisp, quick finish. Very easy to drink but underwhelming in every way. Southern Tier can do so much better than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Clear golden with a tiny head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and wheat and mild hoppy notee. Flavour was sweet and wheaty with hops, lemons and malty notes. Finished mild bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dalekliz (874) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-amber with a bubbly white ring. Crisp aroma, of wheat, citrus, spices, malt. Taste starts crisp, with wheat and citrus, then picks up a hoppy bitterness, with malt and spices. Lingering crispness. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
Surprisingly sweet with notes of honey, oranges, melon and plenty of tea-like tannins. Thereís also a bit of a metallic undercurrent that doesnít work for me. Brilliantly clear golden body is topped by a decent white head that recedes rapidly to a lasting cover with some lacing. Citrus is apparent along with some pine-like hop character a bit of corn. Bitterness is quite pronounced and Iím noting that metallic undercurrent in the nose carries through in the flavour. Odd aftertaste - itís quite briney and a bit vegetal and brings pickles to mind. Light body with moderate carbonation. This just isnít working out for me all that well. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in Jul-09.

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