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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3792) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours a pale golden yellow with a foam head that quickly disappears. Aroma is vanilla. Flavor is vanilla and some malt. Has a medium body with plenty of carbonation. I enjoy vanilla but I like it better in a stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5733) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes to hug rim. Vanilla and wheat aromas. Dry with sweet vanilla and sourdough upfront turning to banana before returning to vanilla in the lasting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (7053) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2017
12 oz. bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Lightly hazed and golden. A noisy off white head soon disappears completely. Aroma is vanilla and pepper. The flavor is dominated by vanilla but it is not over done. Some gentle fruit under that and rich malts that are cereal. Not complex but pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured ever so slightly hazy gold Nose of light malts and vanilla. Medium body and a very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor has some citrus and a lot of vanilla. Finished with a little spice. Easy drinking and pretty good for a vanilla based beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (5400) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Pours clear solar yellow with a thick and rather persistent porcelain head. Aroma features wheaty, vanilla, and subtle yeasty notes. Flavor ups all of these, especially the vanilla, and adds a hint of woody hops for a tasty if a wee bit sweet beer. Body and fizz are so-so, but finish provides a last flash of vanilla. This one isnt faking it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4872) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2017
12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a bubbly, white head.

Smell: A little crackly, crisped wheat and the thinnest measure of lemon paired with the scent of a no-name cream soda.

Taste: Faint malts, soft wheat character with a medium degree of sweetness. Vanilla flavorin. A light touch of garden variety lemon. Finishes still pretty sweet with a little lemon more of the vanilla additive and a bit of grainy, wheatiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body

Overall: They took the rather bland, ho-hum Willy and Cream Soda-ized it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1175) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2016
This had come in a 12 oz. bottle 6pack format. Drank with family as we feverishly played Mario Kart under a darkly painted sky in the suburbs.
Has a lightly orange hue. Snowy white head half a finger mounted its liquid horse atop.
Nice.

Upon propping the bottle up to my nose, I instantly get substantial whiffs of unripe guava, crumbled white bread, vanilla extract, (vanilla) Whey protein, and LME.
Nothing memorably changes if let out. Maybe a little papery presence but thats about all.
Tastes much the same, with the addition of sweat, aged hops (German in variety), and melon pith.
Mouthfeel is the best part of this entire beers performance. Velvety smooth with just a touch of graininess lingering when swallowed.
Unoffensive, easy drinking. Just what I like.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jw0406 (1211) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2016
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of wheat, vanilla, slight citrus. Light bodied, a nice light beer with some flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4924) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
355ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. Pours a misty gold, medium white head. Aroma is light wheat malt and doesnt throw out much vanilla unfortunately, although it does come out nicely on the palate. Works well with the wheat malt. Reminds me a lot of cream soda.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4855) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle from Taniguchi. A wheat beer made with vanilla extract. A very lightly cloudy gold with a fruity vanilla wheat aroma. The taste is like a creamy vanilla oatmeal, a bit over the top in terms of vanilla but flavorful and drinkable. Not too bad.


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