Willimantic Brewing Company Reviews


bellco33
Willimantic Impetuous Imperial Stout 3.7
On tap in a tulip at the brewery: Pours jet black with a thin khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, earth, and sugar. Taste is mildly sweet, cocoa nibs, leaves, earth, a tiny bit of booze, and roasted goodness. Medium to heavy body, pretty solid.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic Willi Wonder! (2016) 2.2
On tap at the brewery: This one was bad. Poured golden with a thin head. Aroma of tart funk, booze, and sugar. Taste was very sweet up front, a lactic tartness, and then chalk and earwax. Really bad, didn’t finish it.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic S.W.A.K. Stout 3.6
On tap at the brewery: Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts, and toffee. Taste is cocoa, sweet vanilla, and a little bitterness from the roasted malts. Medium body, solid stout.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic Goodbye Rye 3.1
On tap at the brewery: Pours copper with no head. Aroma of pale malt and sugar. Taste is sweet with almost no rye notes, no hop profile, just thin and sweet. Extremely disappointing. They must have hated Ben.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic Cupid’s Elixer 3.3
On tap at the brewery: Pours brown with a hint of red, very little head. Aroma of caramel, earth, toasted pale malt, metal. Taste is slightly metallic, a little sweet, and then brown. Brown beer is brown. Light to medium brown body, it’s brown.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic Willi Whammer 2.9
On tap at the brewery: Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and sugar. Flavor more of the same with fermented raisins. Barley wines are gross.
Friday, March 04, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic E-Mail IPA 3.5
On tap at the brewery: Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus and sugar. Taste is more of the same, little resinous hop bite on the back end. It’s alright.
Friday, March 04, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic First Class Festive Ale 3.4
On tap at the brewery: Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma of pale malt and booze. Taste is boozy up front and then toasted malt, and dough. Not much going on here.
Friday, March 04, 2016

bellco33
Willimantic Colonial Ale 3.3
On tap at the brewery: Pours hazy amber with no head. Taste is pale malt, booze, cloves, and bubblegum. Aroma sweetness and malts. Medium carbonation. Meeh.
Friday, March 04, 2016

boto
Willimantic Dopple Alt 3.7
Draught @ Brewpub: this one pours a dark coppery color. it was crystal clear. There was no head or lacing. There was a malty nose, but not much sweetness. Earthy notes also. the taste is very good. Caramel malts, some sweetness, faint wheat, earthiness and a slight dryness to the finish. Nice.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

boto
Willimantic Dyvyl Hopyard IPA 3.5
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a hazy orangish amber color. There was a thin white head that left some lacing. Nose is a bit lighter than expected. Spice, pine and some citrus. The taste is good. It has a subdued sweetness. The bitterness is also subdued. Lots of hop flavors, but nothing stands out above the rest. Some spices and malts.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

argo0
Willimantic Sirius Rysing 2.6
Draft, on menu as Syrian Rising, 5.6% Rye IPA. Crystal clear amber body, no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/rye, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some spicy, caramel. Medium body, some stickiness, minimal carbonation.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

argo0
Willimantic Edge Of Darkness 3.1
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some coffee, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some caramel, light orange. Medium body, some stickiness, minimal carbonation.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

argo0
Willimantic Brewer’s Vengeance IPA 2.6
Draft. Small off-white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, spicy, peach, some pine/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some pine/lemon. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

anders37
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.3
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2015. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy citrus yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus finish.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

fonefan
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.5

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, moderate yeasty, riped fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150811]

Friday, November 20, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.1
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 1, 11/08/15. Lightly hazed copper golden with a beige cap formed of bubbles. Nose is light citric shavings, melon, straw, hint of spice, buttery notes. Taste comprises bitter orange, farm yard, tangerine, citric peel, bready notes, light yeast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. A long way from being a great in the style.
Monday, September 14, 2015

eaglefan538
Willimantic I’m Not Sure 3.4
Draft at CT Hops for Hope. Pour was amber to orange-brown, nice head and lacing. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Flavor followed, a bit of faint spiciness, and caramel in the finish. Mouthfeel was full, chewy for what I was expecting. Interesting.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

eaglefan538
Willimantic Lou’s Legacy Pale Ale 4.2
Draft at CT Hops for Hope. Not sure what was so German about this, but it was a darned wonderful Pale Ale. Pour was golden yellow with a generous head, nice lacing. Aroma of strong citrus and some caramel. Citrus was the highlight of this flavor, very bright fruity notes over and under it all, refreshing, a great Summer quafer, enough flavor to be an IPA, yet drinkable and slightly more balanced with a malt depth.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

yespr
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.3
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small white hewd. Aroma is grapefruity, peachy. Bitter, herbal.hoppy. Crisp fruity. Bitter and slight citrusy. Bitter and smooth fruity finish.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Scopey
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear deep gold with minimal head. The nose is quite subdued.... toasty, grainy, cereal, light spice, soft citrus and stone fruits. The taste is bitter, harsh grapefruit upfront, pithy lemon, hard bitterness, grass and some astringency with a peppery finish. Medium body and fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A bit harsh in some aspects. OK.
Friday, August 21, 2015

rlgk
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.2
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 1. Clear golden beer with a small bubbly head. Fruity caramel aroma, hay, floral notes, a bit herbal. Hoppy grass and citrus flavor, hay, floral and herbal notes.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

cgarvieuk
Willimantic Summer Solstice IPA 3.5
Cask at gbbf.. Amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet fruits.. Soft spice nice..... Dry spice malts sofy fruits
Monday, August 17, 2015

The_Osprey
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.3
Cask gravity dispense at GBBF. Hazy orange, still, no read head. Aroma is vanilla, earth, pastry. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth body. Taste is floral, vanilla, soft watery finish. It has a bit of a cheesiness to it, but not detracting that much. Decent.
Monday, August 17, 2015

madmitch76
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.5
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, few plae cream bubbles. Palate is light and smooth with decent fine carbonation. Nice condition. Mild caramel malts, not that sweet. Marmalade orange and floralness, turning bitter. Bright tangerine before a smooth and semi dry finish. Decent.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

mR_fr0g
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 3.2
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 1. Aroma is earthy, straw, damp hay, orange, saison yeast. Mostly clear golden orange coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Flavour is earthy straw, orange rind, saison yeast, firm grassy bitterness. Palate is semi sweet with lowish carbonation. Tangy finish.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Leighton
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison 2.7
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Buttery aroma, with undertones of white bread. Medium sweet flavor with some crispy wheat, light yeast, butter, grass. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Grassy bitter finish. Eh, not great.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

bellco33
Willimantic Red Tide Rye Ale 3.7
Poured into a pint glass at the brewery: Pours amber with a one finger white head. Aroma of heavy rye spice, caramel, and a little resin. The rye really stands out in this one, lots of spiced flavors but not overdone. Resin and hop bite also contribute nicely. Well balanced with a malt sweetness, this is a very enjoyable IPA.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

bellco33
Willimantic Derailed Mail IPA 3.4
On tap at the brewery in a pint glass: Pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma of pine resin, light floral, cracker malts. Taste is light sweetness, lots of pine notes, and a good hop bite at the end. Pretty standard west coast IPA style, decent beer.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

bellco33
Willimantic Late Night IPA 3.8
On tap at the brewery in a pint glass: Pours dark golden with a thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel, and light resin. Taste is more of the same, but is fairly dry and much more tropical / fruity than a typical WBC IPA. Very nice beer.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

OldGrowth
Willimantic Hop Justice IPA 3.5
At the brewpub. Good aroma, sweet. Orange grapefruit, Papaya little green onion, pepper, cloudy golden yellow color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish that lingers, it’s nice, good in aroma and flavor with a lingering bitterness, not great, but good,
Thursday, June 04, 2015

voyageurmike
Willimantic Scotch Tapped 3.6
Served in shaker at the brewpub. Cloudy orange amber, no head. Peaty tones to the flavor, medium body, slightly bitter lingering finish. Very enjoyable.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

voyageurmike
Willimantic Mail Carrier Maybock 2.9
Served in shaker golden, clear, no head. Medium bodied with mild hops flavor up front and a malty finish. Disappointing as Willibrew beers go, but not unpleasant.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ernesto987
Willimantic Rye, Thank You! 3.5
draft at brewery, spice, some hop, descent flavors, well balanced, light hoppy finish,
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

argo0
Willimantic What’s Hoppening? 3.4
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some bread, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, light earthy. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.
Friday, December 26, 2014

argo0
Willimantic Rye, Thank You! 3.2
Draft. Cloudy light amber body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, rye, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, rye/spicy, light orange, bread. Light-medium body, light resin.
Friday, December 26, 2014

argo0
Willimantic Station A Porter 3.4
Draft. Black body with brown edge topped by small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some milk chocolate, earthy, light coffee. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Friday, December 26, 2014

argo0
Willimantic Bohemian HOPsidy 3.5
Draft. Clear amber body with small off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, light tropical fruit. Light-medium body, light resin, acidity.
Friday, December 26, 2014

argo0
Willimantic Spam Mail Ale 2.9
Draft. Lightly hazed amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light grapefruit, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, grapefruit, light spicy, bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Ernesto987
Willimantic Station A Porter 3.9
on tap at the brewery very very nice, this was a great porter, very roasty and very nicely balanced hops, great great stuff
Friday, December 19, 2014

Ernesto987
Willimantic Spam Mail Ale 2.8
draft, bad beer. Butter, flat and papery. No one likes these, or the people that do don’t know any better.
Sunday, November 23, 2014

bellco33
Willimantic Fire Engine Red 3
On tap at the brewery: Pours clear amber with a decent white head, little lacing. Aroma of caramel, bread, and earth. Taste is roasted sweet malt base, a little nutty, and some light hops notes at the end. It’s slightly better than most reds, but it’s still a red. Light body, medium carbonation, it’s ok.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

bellco33
Willimantic Dastardly Dark 3.3
On tap at the brewery: Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is tons of chocolate with a little bit of coffee. Very little hop presence on the nose. Taste is the same as the aroma with lots of chocolate, and a little bit of coffee. Slightly sweet but not overwhelming, tiny hop bite to balance it out. Medium body, pretty flat feeling, a little sticky on the palate. Decent beer.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

bellco33
Willimantic Hopportunity Knocks 3.5
On tap at the brewery: Pours golden with a decent white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, bread, and resin. Taste is a citrus hop bomb, cracker malts, and a little bitterness at the end from the hops. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice IPA.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

bellco33
Willimantic Anonymous IPA 3.5
On tap at the brewery: Pours clear golden / amber with a thin white head, little lacing. Aroma is resin, floral, slight sugar aroma from the malts. Taste is a little sweet, a nice balance of floral hops and bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium body, this is a decent IPA.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Willimantic Anonymous IPA 2.4
Tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is floral and piney hops, biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness, crisp malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Willimantic Fire Engine Red 2.7
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, fruity esters and hops. Flavor is sweet malt, medium hops and bitterness with light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Willimantic Dyvyl Hopyard IPA 3.1
Tap at the brewery. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral hops, citrus notes and honey malt. Flavor is sweet malt, spicy alcohol, moderate hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Willimantic Simply Saison 3.2
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma Aroma is earthy and farmhouse yeast, pear esters, biscuit malt and spicy hops. Flavor is crisp malt, pear esters, farmhouse yeast notes, light spicy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

BeerandBlues2
Willimantic Certified Gold 2.6
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is honey and biscuit malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, October 25, 2014