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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 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.


2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fech (290) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Orange hue slim head faint wheat aroma. Very light fruity wheat. Not extremely sweet like most. Iíd call it a wheat lite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2012
bottle aroma, some hops, light grassy wheat maltness color, amber straw hue, bubbly head taste, smooth mellow composite of hops and wheat malt, nice balance, light on the palate overall, good summer beer

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours pale light gold with a small ring of soapy lace. Aromas of wheat twang, floral/light citrus hops, and a bit of cat piss. Flavor is light and this is super drinkable. Light earthy hops, wheat, and flowers make up the flavor. A strange mix of flavors and aromas here, but the drinkability is insane. Ehhh decent but nothing to write home about....

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2009
A good beer with no head. And a straightforward hoppy taste. Golden with only limited wheat visual identity

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Hooray for Earth Day! Southern Tier aims to appreciate our planet with the joy of their Pale Wheat Ale. When drinking this I imagine lying on a grass field soaking in the sun. In reality Iím sitting in my bedroom on a cold winter night. The beer pours an absolutely bright golden color, shimmering clear through the glass. It looks almost like champagne as bubbles rapidly rise to the top of a small white head. The smell is faintly grassy with some orange/tangerine aromas and a bit of sourness. Taste also has a grassy flavor consisting of some lemony fruit and a touch of hay. The finish is earthy with light hop base. Iíd ask for more hop presence to kick up the palate a notch, for itís a bit too light leaving much to be desired. Given the right setting and outdoor temperature Iím sure this beer can do wonders, but for right now Iím just slightly buzzed and ready for bed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle. poured cloudy golden color. aroma of yeast , bread, and little citrus. taste: powerful yeast is the first thing you taste, then with a little citrus. good carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Pretty much what you would expect from the name, a pale, wheat, ale. Aroma of wheat and light hops. Good carbonation, light bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Semi-cloudy with golden color and medium white creamy head. Aroma is wheat forward and dry with graininess. Grain is the first and most prominent flavor characteristic with wheat, banana and spice following it up, slightly metallic as well. Medium body with nice carbonation. Nice drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
Appearance: Itís a slightly hazy orange color with about a finger of soapy white head.

Aroma: Thereís a little bit of a wheaty earthiness to it, but it isnít a smell that knocks me back. Some hops, but not much.

Taste: The flavor falls into a grey for me because of the fact that Southern Tier is billing it as a ďpale wheat ale.Ē Unfortunately, I donít get much of the American wheat beer style beyond a touch of a spiciness mixed with some fresh cut grass. I also donít get too much hops in the palate, either.

Overall: My problem with this beer is that there isnít really anything about it that makes me crave it at all. It is between two styles, and Iím not sure that it is adequately capturing either of the parts of each that I enjoy. By no means is this a bad beer, but I guess itís a hybrid that doesnít quite bring anything beyond the sum of its parts.

Score: 6/10

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Yellow, cloudy, wheaty. Very understated. A teensy sweet and a little bitter. Ok, but not that interesting.


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