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422 Pale Wheat Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

422 Pale Wheat Ale

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Overall: 6.00/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 6.00/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Wheat Ale

ABV: 5.00%

Season: Year Round

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1,216 beers rated with a 7.82 average
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  • A: 6.0 | T: 6.0 | L: 6.0 | M: 6.0 | O: 6.0
  • Color: Straw, clear
  • I picked this beer up because "my guy" at the liquor store said if I liked Oberon from Bells (my favorite), that this was a wheat beer, and there is a good chance I would like this one. So I eagerly bought a sixer (no bombers) and made mental plans to have one over the weekend (I assumed more since I was prepared to session).

    The beer poured a one finger thick white head, medium retention, but with some but little lacing. The beer looked like it would be light.

    The aroma was wheat, sweat malt, and I believe some citrus/fruit. Neither the wheat or malt is overwhelming but the wheat is the stronger of the two.

    The flavor starts off with some malt and bread, followed by strong hits of wheat which carries to the finish. The finish also has what I am calling a rye flavor. Don't know if it was brewed with rye but it that flavor sure finds it way onto my palate. I remember my introduction to rye bread by my parents as a youngster: never been a fan. As the beer warms a little it seems to grow in intensity. For me, not the finishing flavor I want left in my mouth.

    The carbonation is on the edge of medium while the mouthfeel is light. The beer goes down easy since it is so light. I couldn't session this beer because of the rye flavor.

    The worst thing about having having high expectations for a beer (since I liked Uber Sun) is not even getting reasonably close to fulfilling them. I would have to put this beer right in that team photo. Not a horrible beer, but one that has a wrinkle in the wrong place for me. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 01:18:33
  • Tasted: Sunday, July 12, 2009
  • $1.67 for 12 oz. bottle