sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Voodoo (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet corn. Taste is slight graininess, lemon and very crisp.....finishing with slightly bitter aftertaste.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much what you would expect from the name, a pale, wheat, ale. Aroma of wheat and light hops. Good carbonation, light bitterness.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow, cloudy, wheaty. Very understated. A teensy sweet and a little bitter. Ok, but not that interesting.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, straw with big bubbly head. High carbonation. Very light, loks like a budweiser. Light wheat taste, crisp and sweet. Just a touch of hops. As much as I donít like session beers, I could drink this all night an even enjoy it.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden and slightly hazy with a small white head. Sweet aroma - banana, cereal, pine and some citrus. Crisp carbonation, light/medium in body slight bitterness on the finish. Subtle flavors, but nice balance, very refreshing and easy to drink. Nothing earth-shattering, but I guess that was the point. ;) Would have liked a slightly hoppier finish.
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours out a light golden color. Aroma has some citrus and fruity notes. Flavor is incredibly light with some hints of grain. Body is very light with an almost non existent finish. Overall light and rather boring.