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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nickd717 (3651) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft @ Alpine. Pours a slight hazey gold with slight head. Taste is almost exactly like cream soda. Very refreshing and light. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (4217) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2011
From the tap poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Flavor and aroma were of vanilla with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 3, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
On tap at brewery today. This is much better than the Willy plain. It adds some depth and complexity missing from the original.

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