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Willy Wheat Ale - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
77
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
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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Jstark5150

California

5/5  rDev +50.6%

11-26-2011 18:52:12 | More by Jstark5150
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Amyliz4

Virginia

5/5  rDev +50.6%

11-19-2011 18:15:15 | More by Amyliz4
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vr6corrado

California

4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

03-02-2012 17:59:22 | More by vr6corrado
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a strange orange/yellow with white head that fades quickly and doesnt leave much lacing.

Smell is very faint and all I can pick up is slight biscut.

Now for the taste. At first sip it almost tastes like your drinking nothing, but the out of no where...WOW. Amazing malt comes through to kick you in the throat. I could see why this beer would be given a C+ average here on BA but I think its a great beer. Its very sessionable and the malt kick is very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 02:54:21 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a nice white head. The aroma is of a little wheat sweetness and some caramel-type flavors. The taste is quite similar, with a sweet graininess. A little bit of citrus there as well. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium with moderate levels of carbonation. Drinkability is quite good here. Alpine has the reputation of brewing great hoppy beers, but I was quite impressed with nearly everything else they did as well.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2010 00:04:34 | More by Thorpe429
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Gusler

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Draught @ Alpine Brewery
The beer pours a limpid gold, the head smallish and bright white, creamy texture and the lace a thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is sweet with a slight hint of fresh ground wheat grain; clean and fresh, start is sweet, the grain profile pleasing and the top light to the palate. Finish is leanly acidic, the hops mild and gentle, clean to the palate, oh how I will yearn for this beer after a long and hot day here in the desert.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2004 21:05:24 | More by Gusler
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sleazo

New York

4.08/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alpine willy wheat golden clear pour. Minimal head. Crisp wheat odor. Taste is crisp. Nice wheat flavour comes through witha grasslike finish to it. Aftertaste is very smooth. Some of the grain comes through as it warms. Medium body with a perfect level of carbonation for the style. This would be great on a hot summer day. A winner from alpine yet again. Special at porters pub. Too bad its winter. D very high good session brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2007 04:55:41 | More by sleazo
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jeezie

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-28-2011 03:35:58 | More by jeezie
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-30-2014 05:10:53 | More by redfox405
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet wheat with some with some citrus hop, lemon, and a touch of malt.

T - Starts off with sweet wheat flavor with some lemon zest and a touch of citrus hops. Through the middle, some light nutty malts come through with a bit more citrus hop. The finish is a mix of sweet wheat, bit of malt, and lemon.

M - Light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Smooth with a lightly sweet and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice light wheat beer that does not sacrifice too much on flavor. There is a nice balance of wheat and citrus flavors while still staying very crisp.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 07:58:30 | More by ngeunit1
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

05-12-2012 03:10:06 | More by Irrationalist
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100floods

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What better wat to spend a warm January day off in San Francisco than pop open a brew?

Willy pours a crystal clear pale yellow. You can see a decent a mount of carbonation, but no head.

Sweet, malty, even grassy aroma. Big wheat malt aromas. Some juicy yeast notes, too. Reminds me of summer.

Very crisp and refreshing. Nice balance of sweetness and wheat flavors with a hop finish for bite. The sweet notes remind me of honey and something close to the less citrus aspects of an orange. The medium body helps the flavors move along, but without missing anything. The low carbonation isn't the worst thing in the world. I think I'd be missing a lot of the flavors if this were a straight up wheat ale. The malt start and the hoppy finish provide a good balance and not a collision. Perfect summer beer, or just a great beer to wind down with, without getting to suacy.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 22:58:56 | More by 100floods
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Mic-Lee


3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color. No lacing, about two fingers of foamy loose head. Smells lightly of sweet malt. Flavors of hazlenuts, with delicate, faint floral hops in the background. Extremely light, drinkable and refreshing. Medium to low carbonation. Light mouthfeel with a touch of creaminess.

Overall: Another delicious brew from Alpine. This beer is very refreshing and sessionable in a major way. It has a great balance of richness and lightness from the floral hops and creamy nuttiness. Growler worthy.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 03:00:25 | More by Mic-Lee
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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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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

04-13-2012 21:21:38 | More by CEDAMA
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Drink_LocalSD

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

11-05-2013 18:19:32 | More by Drink_LocalSD
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +13%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-06-2014 00:39:58 | More by ThatsThatDude
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

10-14-2012 04:27:31 | More by SocalKicks
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-19-2014 21:18:25 | More by djaeon
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-01-2013 04:07:18 | More by mychalg9
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hpthebull

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-31-2013 20:21:21 | More by hpthebull
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-29-2013 05:00:35 | More by thedjbear
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Willy Wheat Ale from Alpine Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.