13 June 2010

Video: Southern Tier 422 Pale Wheat Ale

Southern Tier 422 Pale Wheat Ale (bottle)
Lakewood, NY
5.8% ABV

Another new vid.

I ran into issues rating this one, just because of the philosophical question around whether I should rate for style or for personal taste. I've always been one to try to understand the brewer's intentions first and foremost, and I tried to be very fair to this beer as I am to all beers. It's a fine APWA, really, but it just isn't interesting to me and I'll never buy it again.

Is it fair to knock a beer just because I personally don't like it? I don't know -- if you were to only judge a beer based on style, Bud and Miller would be highly-rated beers, too, at least a seven or eight out of ten. I think on some level personal taste has to play a factor, and since here I've given my honest opinion, my conscience is clear.

My numerical rating: 5.0/10

1 comment:

Katie Burpo said...

I really disliked this beer. I think your 5 rating was gracious, but just. These videos are great. I just watched three of them with my French friend Thomas. He found you quite charming. Great work! Hopefully we can take some great videos in Prague for some exciting, on location reviews.