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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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.”


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2582) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Hazy golden orange, moderate to small head, some lace/retention. Aroma is spiced with orange, vanilla, pale malt, light citrus. Medium bodied, big vanilla flavor with vanilla sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6553) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours light to hazy yellow. Taste is...you guessed it. Vanilla. That add some more vanilla. Nice, but couldn’t drink more than one at a time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - SEP 14, 2016
5.5%ABV. Spice/Herb/Vegetable. Poured out gold. 4ºSRM. Nose has some broad fungus, slightly dank aroma. Yeasty, maybe even light mildewed leather. On very very close contact you get vanilla sweetness but this is only because I snorted it by mistake. Palate is some very nice solid pale malt flavors with vanilla wafer biscuits. There are some really rich malty flavors, although it’ll be missed on first pass or on casual tasting. There is vanilla, dough, fresh biscuits, thin biscuit wafers, sweet cream, icing sugar. Overall a very well-provisioned wheat beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Booga (74) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Overall I tried one bottle of this even though I thought I probably wouldn’t like it. Kind of a weird concept but everything I can get from Alpine has been great, so when this was available, I decided to give it a shot. Smells like vanilla. Nice clear pale ale appearance with small white head. Base beer is probably a pretty good drinkable wheat ale for a summer day, but the vanilla made it strange. Not a drain pour but not one I would probably buy again. I would buy the base beer though. Better than I expected.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2016
The vanilla flavor was a bit too strong for me. Luckily I had a chocolate Porter in the other hand to balance it out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5046) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2016
bottle. Amber with small head. Light wheat body. Mild sweetness and very nice vanilla. Not gonna blow anyone away, but this is a nice beer that’s super easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4103) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Draft at alpine. Aroma of soft vanilla and wheat. Taste has sweet vanilla, wheat, subtle tart, caramel and cream. Like vanilla ice, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Impulse buy bottle from Bottlecraft SD. Enjoyed straight from the bottle. You get some sweet vanilla and light nuttiness in the aroma. The flavor starts with strong vanilla but then mellows into a wheaty finish. Okay; not sure everything goes together well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1424) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours a pale golden yellow with a foam head that quickly disappears. Aroma is vanilla. Flavor is vanilla and some malt. Has a medium body with plenty of carbonation. Not really complex, but I enjoy vanilla and I enjoy this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CObiased (316) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2016
12oz bottle - pours a mostly clear very light yellow with a thin off white head. Mild aroma of wheat, vanilla, light malt and a whiff of play doh. The flavors are subtle and refreshing - vanilla, wheat, blonde caramel and vanilla wafer.


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