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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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.”


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2009
Sampler at the brewery. Pours hazy golden, thin white head. Aroma of wheat and vanilla. Taste, sweet vanilla, light hops, overly smooth with excellent touch of the vanilla. Beer keeps a grainy palate and keep a wheat profile Simple, easy to drink, and overly tasty. I want more..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Tap at brewpub. Hazy straw with one finger creamy white head, down to a film before long. Smells like crisp wheat and light sweet vanilla. Simple and pretty satisfying. Flavor still has the vanilla, still the crisp wheat. Well-attenuated, otherwise the sweet and vanilla could be too much. As it is, it’s great. Dry finish, bitterness negligible with lingering wheat. Light to moderate carbonation with a light body. Easy drinker for sure, but I think its great. Seems almost funny I’ve grabbed a few growlers of this in the past instead of their other hoppier well-known offerings.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Growler at RBSG2008 Grand Tasting on 08/02/2008. Clear light golden body with a small white head. Caramel and vanilla aroma. Big vanilla flavor, with some light caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Golden color with a small head. Nice nose. Wheaty and vanilla, duh? Taste pretty much the same, nice intial wheat based beer followed by a sweet vanilla taste. Body is simple and clean. Very light and refreshing. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle at Bishops Cave. Lots of vanilla but with a hint of citrus to perk it up. Surprisingly delicious. Lightly hoppy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
I picked up a growler while passing through Alpine to visit relatives. Appears a very bright straw color with nice clarity. Nose is very pleasant with the vanilla filling nicely in the background. The taste is very smooth, the wheat presence is light and perfect and the vanilla is not over done and peaks very well towards the end. I drank this entire growler and I wanted to turn around and grab two or three more on my way back. Awesome brew Pat, keep ’em coming~

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
the name is creepy .. . gold .. mild foam .. . gettting a lot of vanilla of course, a touch slick .. . not bad but just a bit out there .. . . its awkward touching hands with another man in a popcorn bag, especially if you dont know the man & he doesnt know youre eating his popcorn

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4672) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/24/2016. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Good appearance. Aromas of vanilla, wheat, cracker, and biscuit; with lighter notes of lemon, apple, banana, clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of vanilla, bready malt, and light fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big vanilla, wheat, cracker, and biscuit; with lighter notes of lemon, apple, banana, clove, and yeast earthiness. Light bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of vanilla, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light banana/clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of vanilla, bready malt, and light fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very good pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of vanilla, bready malt, and light fruity/spicy yeast flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4141) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Draft at alpine. Aroma of soft vanilla and wheat. Taste has sweet vanilla, wheat, subtle tart, caramel and cream. Like vanilla ice, nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - SEP 14, 2016
5.5%ABV. Spice/Herb/Vegetable. Poured out gold. 4ºSRM. Nose has some broad fungus, slightly dank aroma. Yeasty, maybe even light mildewed leather. On very very close contact you get vanilla sweetness but this is only because I snorted it by mistake. Palate is some very nice solid pale malt flavors with vanilla wafer biscuits. There are some really rich malty flavors, although it’ll be missed on first pass or on casual tasting. There is vanilla, dough, fresh biscuits, thin biscuit wafers, sweet cream, icing sugar. Overall a very well-provisioned wheat beer.


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