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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Aromas of buttered toast and some oxidization. Vanilla is also buttery and present throughout the palate of the beer. Drying but also coats the palate as the vanilla lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2016
The nose is artificial vanilla. The taste is sweet vanilla and a total mistake. Full body malt and horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Od beer, but I kinds liked it. Nice mix of vanilla, citrus (lime?), and graham cracker. Actually kind of like a key lime pie. Tasty, would get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Wheat beer with vanilla tast, actually pretty strong. Unique. Glad to see alpine in ligonier pa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2016
$2.20 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is light grass, light citrus, light candy. Not sure about vanilla, but perhaps. Taste definitely has vanilla in it - vanilla extract - on top of light caramel and grasses. It’s OK. Also, note that my bottle says 5.5% abv, not 4.9% as listed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5864) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2016
It pours fairly clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma has crisp wheat, light citrus and pretty mellow overall. It has a light body with soft carbonation. The taste has the crisp taste of the aroma, there is a hint of vanilla and quite a bit of spiciness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Momo’s Pizza - Northside. Hazy, light golden pour, soft, off-white head Aroma has some vanilla accents, a touch of sweet caramel. Flavor leans to the sweet side, hints of vanilla, a touch of mint, some coriander spiciness in the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5087) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Slightly hazy golden appearance with a white head. Big vanilla aroma with lighter notes of bread, grains and nutty malts. Similar flavor, pretty tasty with a lingering vanilla finish over a light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle. Deep Golden in color with a medium sized head. Aroma is roasted grains and vanilla. Taste is a nutty grain flavor with vanilla dominating.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (585) - Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2016
I’m buying all the Alpine I can get my hands on; it’s not easy to find in St. Louis. Surprised by the low rating, hope it exceeds RB’s opinion. Fake vanilla scent with some lemon rind, not a good aroma at all. Looks basic - golden color with a short lived white head and no lacing. The taste is all over the place. Wheat, hops citrus and vanilla sounds good, but here it’s a mess. Weak palate, funky aftertaste. I might pour this out. Alpine is usually great, but don’t buy this.

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