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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
355ml embossed bottle, gold pale pour, aroma of cream soda, flavor is waffle crisp. Its decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (7613) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Decent light aroma lager type beer. Some vanilla and some light grain. Golden pour with ok head. Light crisp finish. Tap at Rustico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1424) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Willy Vanilly’s cutesy name kinda bugs me, but I can’t complain about anything else. Pale color and fluffy head. Its smells are woodsy and sweet - definitely more like vanilla extract than spicy, raw vanilla. Flavor definitely is catered toward a sweet tooth. Wheat malt and lots of vanilla. Soft, light body. Not much by way of surprises here, but this certainly satisfies a niche.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. A- Mold, pond water, subtle vanilla. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Vanilla, slightly nutty, wheat. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish. O- I wanted this because I’ve had luck with some really tasty vanilla wheat beers and this being from Alpine I figured it had to be great. I was wrong. This smelled awful. A weird earthy unnatural smell. The taste was okay. Some vanilla but not much flavor going on. This really needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Amber colr with no head. Slightly woody aroma. Sweetish vanilla flavor. Strong carbonation is a bit harsh. Light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leafs93 (2109) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is vanilla,caramel and toast. Taste is sweet with a light hop bite. Light bodied, dry finish and very reminiscent of a cream with taste and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 Draft at the Irish Pol. Hazy blunt yellow gold pour with slight off-white foam. No lasting lace. A mild soapy lemon vanilla white IPA. Lemon verbena. White peaches. Bamboo shoots. Artificial buttered biscuits. Somewhat blunt palate. Chalky lemongrass. Different enough but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (5747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Tap, clearish golden with average head. Smell and flavor are fake vanilla extract, butter, and malt. Really weird and not worth my time. Tastes like a more gross southern tier black water beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Mostly clear pale yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, malt, light vanilla. Tastes of vanilla, wheat, light citrus, malt. Light body with a dry finish. Vanilla wheat ale, why?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Not amazing, not bad, just ok with assume vanilla flavor. Light aroma with a powder sugar donut scent, a little lemon. Light to medium color with slight haze. Taste is a little bready, slight sugar vanilla, but very mediocre. Mouth is thick and sugary at end. Up front it’s even and refreshing, but quickly gets syrupy. Tap

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