nickd717 (3629) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Alpine. Cloudy yellow pour with a small white head. The beer reeks heavily of vanilla and cream soda as you lift it to your schnozz. The flavor is like Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda with vanilla and banana notes. Rather sweet and overdone. Medium-light body with average carbonation. Sorry, I know this is Alpine, but this is not good. The guy next to me warned me against it, but hey, tickers gotta tick, right chief?
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Sim rate (tap at Alpine Brewing): Amazing beer name! Aroma is what you would expect. Vanilla but with wheat & malt. Very sweet. Flavour’s bursting with vanilla and wheat again. Slightly artificial, more like vanilla flavouring than vanilla essence. But nice and easy-drinking.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Alpine. Pours a slight hazey gold with slight head. Taste is almost exactly like cream soda. Very refreshing and light. Crisp finish.
jredmond (6156) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Alpine with Andrew, Brendan and the big boy daddy dad Bachelor, Dallas. Had this directly after the Willy and you can see that the brewer nailed it on the head when it came to accentuating the pure vanilla character of the wheat ale. Still a bit too watery, but tasted almost like a vanilla cream soda.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery with the bros for dallas’ bachelor party. The vanilla adds a lot to this... Went from an ok ale to a delicious perfect summer session ale. Tastes like cream soda.
joeneugs (4143) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellow with a white head. The aroma is vanilla and bread. Kind of like vanilla wafers. The flavor is the same. Very light, and kind of sweet. Little to no hop flavor. This is an easy drinker with the vanilla character strong but not overpowering.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Flavor and aroma were of vanilla with a lingering aftertaste.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Alpine Brewery: Aroma is wheat with a little vanilla. Flavor starts with a little citrus followed by fairly strong vanilla and subtle seltzer like spicy bitter finish. Light body is thin with lively carbonation.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice yellow color with a medium white head. It smells almost exactly like a Vanilla cream soda. The taste for me was a bit of a let down. They took their wheat beer and added vanilla extract to it. It’s actually a pretty good idea but unfortunately the wheat beer was disappointing. After the initial vanilla taste wears off the wheat beer comes through and it was a little skunky. Good idea, could have been executed a little better.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery today. This is much better than the Willy plain. It adds some depth and complexity missing from the original.