Monday, July 20, 2009

Southern Tier 422 Pale Wheat Ale

Label Stuff: A bunch of hard to read hippie stuff on the label. "Make everyday earth day." is on the bottom. We'll need to check the website.

Pour 422 Pale Wheat Ale into a pint glass (looks like Miller Lite, doubt that they were going for that.), give it a long whiff (you aren't going to ask me to pull your finger are you?) and you’ll realize that this isn’t your average pale golden wheat. (actually, that's exactly what it is.) Preserved in its unfiltered state, 422 is a fantastic session ale (a.k.a. poundable) in which flavors of wheat, barley (I do not taste barley) and hops commingle to a refreshing and zesty conclusion. Hints of orange (no) 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. 5.0% abv • 4.5ºL • Pale Wheat Ale12 oz (6 pack & 24 bottle case) / 1/2 keg / 1/6 keg

Do you like it? I'm not a big wheat beer person, but it's drinkable. If you don't like Belgian wheat beers, this is more palatable. I would prefer more hops. The description above makes it sound complex, it is not. However, it is poundable.

Price: $9.99 a 6 pack.
Grade: B-
Cost Adjusted Grade: C

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