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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Since ďWillyĒ 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 ďThe Captain and Vanil.Ē

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2168) - 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. Itís 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 (5887) - 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 (7412) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Momoís 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 (5216) - 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 (1728) - 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 (599) - Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Iím buying all the Alpine I can get my hands on; itís not easy to find in St. Louis. Surprised by the low rating, hope it exceeds RBís 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 itís a mess. Weak palate, funky aftertaste. I might pour this out. Alpine is usually great, but donít buy this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild corny musk (despite the wheat). Taste is light vanilla. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11416) - 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 (7701) - 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 (1456) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Willy Vanillyís cutesy name kinda bugs me, but I canít 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.

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