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RATINGS: 124   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Slightly hazy with no lasting head whatsoever. Weird earthy wheaty aroma and little else. Funny wheaty flavor with a light, light vanilla undertone that’s not sweet at all, just kinda whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sample at Omaha Beer Fest, Stinson Park. 6-11-16. Bottle. Poured hazy/cloudy yellow, white head. Aroma was vanilla and malt. Taste was vanilla, cream soda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1734) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Unfortunate. Doesn't taste like much. Pours an ugly grey yellow. Smells slightly of vanilla candy. Taste is a little domestic. Slight wheat taste with a hint of fake vanilla. Had on tap at IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Hardwood Artisans shaker pint glass From: Bine & Vine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $2.34 (10 pct. off for 6-pack deal) Purchased: May 4, 2016 Consumed: May 10, 2016 Misc.: Best by Oct 29, 2016 because of course Green Flash would do that to an Alpine bottle; Bottle reads 5.5 pct. ABV I live in Alpine and had not yet tried this one yet, one of the only few of the regulars. Had been meaning to, but things just never worked out. Regretting that I am trying it out of a bottle with (most likely) Green Flash’s stank all over it. Will review it as is and hoping for the best. Poured a golden, straw, semi-clear color with one finger of off-white, fizzy head. Multiple bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor lacing. Poor retention. (Sight - 2.75) Smell reminded me basically of the Willy Wheat Ale base beer, getting cereal, honey, sourdough bread, grassy wheat, vanilla and saltine crackers. Did grow on me a bit with some more whiffs. (Smell - 3.50) Tasted much better than the nose. Was like vanilla cream cereal. Getting vanilla, vanilla cream soda, sugary milk at the end of cereal (Lucky Charms coming to mind), sourdough bread, Kix, Honey Nut Cheerios, earthy grass, vanilla cookies and hints of saltine crackers. (Taste - 4.00) Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75) Really enjoyed this one, much more than I thought I would. I’m sure the real Alpine was much better (saying that as I’m 80 percent sure this was a Green Flash job). Nice summer brew as well. (Overall - 3.75) 3.73 84 B

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Vanilla bean, cream-like sweetness, and a quick finish with faint lingering vanilla sweetness. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6387) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ Alpine Beer Co, Alpine, CA

Pours yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus and mild wheaty notes. Taste is heavy with vanilla notes and sweetish notes. Finish is slightly stuffy and wheaty with some vanilla. A vanilla overdose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ Alpine Beer Co Brewery, Alpine, CA. Pours a beautiful hazy yellow colour with a creamy head. Aroma of vanilla, burnt sugar and some malts. Flavour of huge sweet vanilla, some biscuit, honey, mild bitterness and grains. Medium bodied. Good drinkability. Much better than the original version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9210) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Tap @ brewpub.
Pours golden color with a head. Vanilla all over the place, some grassy hops. Flavor is also vanilla dominated, some tide and grass. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8034) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub, Alpine. Aroma has vanilla and nothing else. Flavour has sweet vanilla, some hayish malt and mild fruitiness. Finishes milky. A bit watery. Better than basic version but nothing much still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head. Nose and taste are tons of vanilla, intense flavor of vanilla here

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