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Alpine Beer Company Willy Vanilly

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (5102) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ Alpine Beer Co, Alpine, CA

Pours yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus and mild wheaty notes. Taste is heavy with vanilla notes and sweetish notes. Finish is slightly stuffy and wheaty with some vanilla. A vanilla overdose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7481) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ Alpine Beer Co Brewery, Alpine, CA. Pours a beautiful hazy yellow colour with a creamy head. Aroma of vanilla, burnt sugar and some malts. Flavour of huge sweet vanilla, some biscuit, honey, mild bitterness and grains. Medium bodied. Good drinkability. Much better than the original version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Tap @ brewpub.
Pours golden color with a head. Vanilla all over the place, some grassy hops. Flavor is also vanilla dominated, some tide and grass. Decent.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub, Alpine. Aroma has vanilla and nothing else. Flavour has sweet vanilla, some hayish malt and mild fruitiness. Finishes milky. A bit watery. Better than basic version but nothing much still.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head. Nose and taste are tons of vanilla, intense flavor of vanilla here

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7272) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2015
an improvement on the aroma, body and flavor of willy. smooth addition of vanilla makes a mediocre beer stand out juuuust a tiny bit more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): J’étais prêt mentalement à mépriser ce liquide même si la bière de base est excellente. Le nez de vanille rondelette sur fond de céréales miellés désamorce mes craintes rapidement, c’est sucré mais pas de visage artificiel. En bouche, je reconnais la corpulence de la Willy avec un assaut vanillé plutôt plaisant qui rappelle les mini-wheat vanille. J’aurais aucun problème à la reboire...en demi-portion.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
On tap at the Alpine Brew Pub. Poured a lightly hazy yellow color with a small sized head. Lots of vanilla, a bit on the artificial side, with some fruitiness. Just very sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4282) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours slightly hazy yellow with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is noticeable vanilla, wheat, banana, and faint spices. Flavor is dry malts, with smooth vanilla sweetness, and some yeast character. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
the name is creepy .. . gold .. mild foam .. . gettting a lot of vanilla of course, a touch slick .. . not bad but just a bit out there .. . . its awkward touching hands with another man in a popcorn bag, especially if you dont know the man & he doesnt know youre eating his popcorn


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