Willy Vanilly - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +15.5%
264th review on BA
Draft to pint
On tap @ Alpine
App- A standard wheat color with some haze to it and some lighter yellow highlights. A pretty big two finger head on this one.
Smell- Light all the way around. Wheat is most prevalant but the vanilla will pick up on a huge whiff.
Taste- I can't deny I am a sucker for vanilla. This was pretty heavy vanilla and I was diggin on it. Nice wheat base on which it played from but dominant character was the vanilla.
Mouth- A bit thin with wasn't a huge suprise. The carbonation level was fairly high on this one.
Drink- I could drink this all day. It had a big punch of flavor and was super soft and not at all filling.
02-20-2011 05:48:26 | More by FosterJM
4.13/5 rDev +12.2%
On tap the the alpine brewery
A-straw yellow with white whispy head that quickly disapates
S-almost a syrupy vanilla. Thank goodness it tastes better than the smell
T-light body and very smooth. Sooo much vanilla. Little bit of wheat try to balance it out but fails
-medium body and smooth
O- if you like vanilla then this is for you. If not, better luck next time!
11-09-2011 22:02:47 | More by brew3crew
4.01/5 rDev +9%
On tap at the Alpine brewpub. Cloudy yellow appearance, thin white head.
Tons of vanilla in the nose, man this is heavy. Possibly the most vanilla I've ever smelled in a beer.
Light wheat smoothness accompanied by the heavy dose of vanilla. Light orange in the mouthfeel. Pretty mild malt bill. The heavy vanilla probably obscures its minimalism.
Carbonation is probably a little lower than most wheat beers.
I think you really have to be a vanilla fan to be into this beer. I like vanilla, but I can't see drinking this in mass quantities like the hoppy offerings from Alpine. Its a soft wheat and massive vanilla bomb. I liked it, a vast improvement over the non vanilla willy.
03-13-2013 16:19:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4/5 rDev +8.7%
On-tap at Alpine
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a fluffy white head.
S: The nose is sweet and has a strong vanilla presence. I still am able to pick up some of the wheat as well, which I was a bit surprised by.
T: While the vanilla flavor is pronounced, it is not overwhelming (like I feared it might be). The beer is definitely sweet, but not cloying. As with the nose, I was amazed by how much "beer" flavor was still there. It was almost reminiscent of a Nilla Wafer cookie.
M: The body is medium with a bit of crispness and a moderate level of carbonation.
D: I was expecting this to be just bad, but it was actually quite a nice balance of malt and sweet vanilla flavors. I don't think I'd suck down a growler, but a glass was nice.
03-29-2010 02:51:35 | More by womencantsail
Willy Vanilly from Alpine Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.