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Willy Vanilly - Alpine Beer Company

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Willy Vanilly
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The base for this beer is Willy Wheat. They add Vanilla to the tanks during aging. Try mixing it with Alpine's Captain Stout for a Captain & Vanille.
Draft availability only.

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

California

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Alpine brewpub, served in a taster glass.

A - Straw yellow with a bit of murk inside the glass. Very little head with no retention and no lacing.

S - Vanilla, orange peel, honey. The vanilla is very strong on the nose. Quite pleasant.

T - Taste follows the nose exactly. Tons of vanilla and orange flavors. For how bad the Willy was, this is great! I didn't have high hopes considering how much I didn't like the Willy, but with this addition of vanilla, there is a huge complexity added that makes a bland beer taste much better.

M - still watery like the normal Willy. Not terrible but nothing to write home about.

O - Since the Willy set the bar so low for me, I was very impressed. The flavor is there and it's still very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2011 06:48:40 | More by dmsohyea
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Willy Vanilly from Alpine Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.