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Alpine Beer Company Willy Vanilly

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Since “Willy” is so versatile and can be flavored with fruits and essences, we add a touch of vanilla extract to compliment the sweet nuttiness. Also good mixed with Captain Stout, a blend we call “The Captain and Vanil.”


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in Alpine. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty vanilla snd honey aroma, caramel, toffee, citrus, some oranges. Fruity vanilla flavor, citrus, grapes, citrus, caramel, toffee, some cream notes. Rather sweet but not totally unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap at Alpine, pours clear pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla, and subtler lemony notes. Flavour is similar, with loads of vanilla atop lemony and citrusy notes. Pretty refreshing - the vanilla adds a nice element to the base beer. Solid stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Vanilla and malt in the nose. Light body with flavors of sweet vanilla, malt and wheat. The finish is sweet vanilla cream soda aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft - Vanilla and wheat. Pale clear yellow with a thin head. Huge vanilla and a wheat finish. Although they warn you this is soda like, it is hard to believe. Light, refreshing and fun but not beer. I would still drink it anyways.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours straw like color with thin off white head. Aroma that is very reminiscent of creme soda. Tastes much of the same plus mild bread and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2013
Tap at Alpine. Aroma: definitely focused on vanilla, some light wheat malts, bread and some sweetness, more vanilla, really smells like cream soda. Appearance: pours straw colored, hazy with a white head, average retention and just a bit of lacing. Taste: lots of vanilla, cracker and light malts, vanilla gives the perception of sweetness but it’s certainly not overpowering, almost no bitterness. Palate: light body, medium-high carbonation, quite soda-like. Overall: the balance is really not that great - a bit one-dimensional on the vanilla, but I’m a fan of cream soda, and this is basically that with some wheat and alcohol, so I’ve got to admit that I do enjoy this one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty vanilla aroma. Slightly sweetish wheat malty vanilla flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty vanilla finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a clear, classic golden color with a quickly evaporating yellow-white head. Vanilla aroma up front competing with wheat malt. A very light body with nice, but more carbonation than is usual for this style. I was concerned vanilla would be too powerful as evidenced by the aroma. Very nicely balanced as it turns out. Easy to drink and pleasant overall.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Golden color with a small head. Nice nose. Wheaty and vanilla, duh? Taste pretty much the same, nice intial wheat based beer followed by a sweet vanilla taste. Body is simple and clean. Very light and refreshing. Good stuff

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5236) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Growler sample thanks to brew3crew. Pours a hazy golden yellow colr with a medium sized white head. The aroma has pale malts, sweet vanilla, biscuits and some waffle cone. The flavor is waffle cone, sweet vanilla, light nuttiness, pale malts on a thin body. I like vanilla notes in bigger beers, but this is too soft to carry it very well.


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