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Willy Wheat Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
77
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Wheat ale. More than half the malt used is White Wheat known for a sweetness not found in red wheat or malted barley. Unfiltered and easy to drink.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003)
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-20-2014 02:00:24 | More by brandoman63
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Thin head, off white, and very fleeting, barely makes a finger off the pour. Settles to a very thin puck, but gives a thin slightly hazy barely golden lemon body. Lots of carbonation, but barely keepin a two milimeter collar alive. Beer looks a little dead on arrival.

Aroma is not particularly impressive. Slightly dough malts but an off sense of rancid grain a bit. Manages a husky quality but there's an off sensation that almost borders vegetative character. Some decent quality and faint sweetness and chew hiding, but totally buried. Very borderline could go either way.

Palate mentions to show up. A surprising splash of lemon citrus and density, but an extremely fleeting palate. All the flavor is in the aftertaste. Bakery white bread finish and dough. Surprisingly very wet texture, with a flattened soda like carbonation. Warmth brings a bit more controlled flavor and drinkability, as the chewy character seems to build.

There's a good beer in here screaming to show up, but it just doesn't get out. Much better APWAs out there, and unfortunate bit of underwhelming brew from Alpine. Still drinkable.

08-18-2014 23:57:50 | More by smakawhat
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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-13-2014 01:39:46 | More by davegray
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trubeernick

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-10-2014 05:52:23 | More by trubeernick
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Eternal218

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

08-07-2014 07:17:33 | More by Eternal218
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Augzilla

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-28-2014 00:50:33 | More by Augzilla
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-20-2014 15:32:42 | More by chinchill
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-16-2014 13:06:28 | More by BuckTuckian
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-01-2014 14:48:51 | More by Nolen12
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-01-2014 03:23:48 | More by jkball01
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13%

Some times you find a beer that may not be immensely complex or for that matter it may never win an award, but it delivers a very satisfying and delicious experience. This is one of those beers. The body holds a clean honey complexion while the nose and flavor mirror that. Fresh wheat malt, honey sweetness, a touch of bran or barley and a soft perfumey flower petal meet the nose and palate. The feel is very clean and easy and though it drinks like water it is never watery. Perfect for hot weather or to be a simple sessionable ale.

07-01-2014 01:24:58 | More by KYGunner
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-30-2014 05:10:53 | More by redfox405
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LakerLeith

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-29-2014 03:38:06 | More by LakerLeith
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-28-2014 02:45:50 | More by PassMeAZima
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Chingringo

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-18-2014 19:14:11 | More by Chingringo
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vidisad

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-18-2014 07:01:00 | More by vidisad
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DCLAguy11

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2014 17:42:50 | More by DCLAguy11
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Evan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-08-2014 20:32:42 | More by Evan
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-24-2014 16:22:47 | More by robear
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-02-2014 21:59:53 | More by Marco_Gtz
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 20:47:49 | More by BeerGreg
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terpinsd

California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-27-2014 05:56:28 | More by terpinsd
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-20-2014 12:58:52 | More by Mikeynas
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T_Hass

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-19-2014 23:17:07 | More by T_Hass
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-15-2014 21:49:26 | More by RKing44
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Willy Wheat Ale from Alpine Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.