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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.”


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31905) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From growler. Pours clear and yellow with a lacing white head. Aroma is mild vanilla. Flavour is quite dense on the vanilla and not much more. Finish is mild wheaty flavoured and smooth yet again also dense vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
From growler. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has strong notes of wheat combined with notes of vanilla. The flavor has strong notes of wheat and medium notes of barley malt, and vanilla, leading to a dry wheaty finish where the vanilla note lingers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty vanilla aroma. Slightly sweetish wheat malty vanilla flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty vanilla finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a fluffy white head. S: The nose is sweet and has a strong vanilla presence. I still am able to pick up some of the wheat as well, which I was a bit surprised by. T: While the vanilla flavor is pronounced, it is not overwhelming (like I feared it might be). The beer is definitely sweet, but not cloying. As with the nose, I was amazed by how much "beer" flavor was still there. It was almost reminiscent of a Nilla Wafer cookie. M: The body is medium with a bit of crispness and a moderate level of carbonation. D: I was expecting this to be just bad, but it was actually quite a nice balance of malt and sweet vanilla flavors. I don’t think I’d suck down a growler, but a glass was nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11444) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in Alpine. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty vanilla snd honey aroma, caramel, toffee, citrus, some oranges. Fruity vanilla flavor, citrus, grapes, citrus, caramel, toffee, some cream notes. Rather sweet but not totally unbalanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
on tap-pours a retaining foamy white head and yellow color. Aroma is vanilla. Taste is vanilla (some cream character), faint grain. Occasional. OK carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Growler sample shared by brew3crew. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex vanilla sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium vanilla sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Not a great response to this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 12/04/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery

hazy dark yellow, frothy white head, strong sweet vanilla aroma, creamy body, rich vanilla flavor, wheat character keeps it light, like a vanilla soda

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9509) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Draft... RBSG’08... Mostly clear yellow ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Mild, grainy, vanilla aroma. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Refreshing, lightly grainy, vanilla flavor. Crisp, vanilla finish. Very reminiscent of Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap at Alpine. Pours a low haze straw. Soapy white foam. Vanilla and orange creamsickle nose. Taste is vanilla bean ice cream, orange creamsickle, lactic dairy. Lactic and oily palate. Very good. Major improvement on the normal Willy.


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