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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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
Cybercat (5835) - 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 (4894) - 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 (1194) - 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 (1275) - 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
minutemat (5537) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
355ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. Pours a misty gold, medium white head. Aroma is light wheat malt and doesn’t 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
KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - 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.

3.3
allmyvinyl (10618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2016
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of custard, vanilla and faint lemon. Taste is sweet, more custard, faint lemon. Sweet finish.

3.1
AshtonMcCobb (6608) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden yellow with a thin attractive head. Nose - custard and malt bag. Taste - lemon curd and flowers. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - ok but could be fresher.

3.3
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Vanilla, wheat malt, and straw aroma. Golden yellow with giant white head. Mildly sweet vanilla, wheat malt, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Okay body. Okay but vanilla flavor comes across as artificial.

3
IndianaRed (4627) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle a hazy pale golden. Nice vanilla flavors. Pale light malts. Not much wheat character. Clean lingering vanilla trailer. Interesting experiment not bad.


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