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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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3.1
AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle purchased at Greg & Jane’s. Cloudy gold with full lasting white head. Nose so sweet vanilla, wheat malt, and mildly bitter citrus peel.

The vanilla flavor comes across pretty strong in the finish. Yeah, it is what you would expect overall. Simple and straightforward, although a tad overly sweet.

3.7
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow body with a one finger fizzy white head. The nose is rather nice and subtle, some light wheat and an authentic smelling vanilla note. The flavor is vanilla forward, but still fairly light and subtle, it’s not overpowering at all. The wheat malt base is clean and dry with a minimal yeastiness. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering vanilla finish. Pretty good stuff, I was not expecting to like this so much.

3.2
Ron (4265) - 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
thornecb (6156) - 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
Strykzone (7806) - 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
hayduke (5731) - 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
Cybercat (6342) - 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 isn’t faking it.

3.3
ChainGangGuy (4941) - 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
radarsock (1223) - 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 that’s 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 beer’s performance. Velvety smooth with just a touch of graininess lingering when swallowed.
Unoffensive, easy drinking. Just what I like.

2.4
jw0406 (1315) - 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.


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