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RATINGS: 450   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 you’ll realize that this isn’t 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 it’s 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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours yellow and very clear for a wheat beer, small head which fades quickly, wheat spicyness dominates with minimal yeast flavor, well balanced but nothing special.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (759) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
(trade w/OlKing) - Small white head. Cloudy golden body. Nondescript aroma. Somewhat wheat character in the flavor. But, if I did a blind taste I might think it’s a Pale Ale instead. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad, not not necessarily hugely great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1506) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice light yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipates and leaves some light stringy lacing clinging nicely to the glass. The smell was slightly malty with some orange and light flavors of wheat. The taste was kinda sweet with a touch of bitterness coming through. The aftertaste was mainly sweet and it had a quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat mainly light but also displayed a light refreshing quality running about my mouth and tongue. The carbonation was good for the American Pale Wheat Ale style and for me. Overall, I say this is a well worthy APWA to have again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (131) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Sweet, malty, aroma, bread, wheat. yeast. Taste is sweet, fruity, wheat. Bit dull, but still nice on a sunny day.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from Potsdam NY, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Slightly hazy light golden with a frail white head. Aroma: Dusty, wheaty, some citrus, a touch soapy(?), a touch resinous and herbal, refreshing. Palate: Medium-ish body, relaxed carbonation. Flav.: Quite a bit of wheat character, faint citrus/resin, a touch perfumed...like coriander, pretty light, not entirely successful; dry with limited bitterness and a fairly clean, grainy/wheat/citrus/dusty finish.

Wasn’t expecting much from this American Wheat Ale and my expectations were met!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bought a case of this at the brewery after seeing a sign saying it was the last batch. I’m assuming they are retiring this brew. It’s a shame to because it’s a decent normal drinking beer. Good with food and relaxation, not boozy. You’ll get a little citrus and sweetness. Very smooth going down without any bitter and you can drink a few and still feel fine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
tap. golden with one finger head. fairly generic wheat beer. light citrus hops. not bad, but very forgettable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Rated on 12-31-2009 (Bottle) This beer forms a small white head with a short retention, transparent pale yellow body. The Aroma is wheat, citrus hops, and fruity. The Taste is malty, wheat and hint of citrus hops. The Palate is lightly bubbly and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, I did not care for the flavor of this beer as the flavors just did not join together very well. This beer lacks character and had no WOW factor for me. It is not a "bad" beer. I simply was not impressed with the flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: 16-oz. glass From: Eddy’s Beverage Inc. in Saratoga, N.Y. Price: $15.99 for a variety 12-pack Purchased: Jan. 15, 2014 Consumed: Jan. 16, 2014 Misc.: DOB on Aug. 30, 2013 Poured a golden straw hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy white head. Minimal lacing on the sides. Minimal retention. Smelled corn, honey, grass, sour fruit, cereal and hay. Tasted similar to the nose. Honey, lemon grass, cereal, hay, citrus hops and floral hops. Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, clean finish. Nothing too special about this beer. Had plenty of ones like this before.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo. Marzo de 2013. Muy maltosa y con gran carga de cereales y trigo que la debería hacer más suave y ligera pero no, todo lo contrario, presenta un cuerpo medio bastante aspero con ligero Amargor final. No me convence.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Yellow pour, white head. Nose is bready and some citrus hop. Taste is crisp bread, wheat, mild bitter finish.


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