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Willy Vanilly - Alpine Beer Company

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Willy Vanilly
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003

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.
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On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a pale straw color with a ring of pure white head; no lacing but decent retention. Nose is mostly vanilla with a touch of the base wheat beer and banana. Tastes like vanilla abstract in a wheat beer, a bridge too far in overpoweringness and artificiality. Light carbonation and creamy texture on a medium body. I don't get the existence of this beer. Artificial vanilla extract in a wheat beer which drowns any redeeming qualities.

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On tap at the brewery.

App: Hazy light gold, small white cap of foam. Average retention; spotty lacing.

Smell: Strong vanilla aroma dominates, mild wheat and maltiness underneath.

Taste: Very much like the nose; extremely vanilla-forward; a little bit artificial and extract-tasting; on the sweet side, with a thin, non-descript wheat flavor and next to no hop presence. Cream soda meets beer.

Mf: Crisp, fairly clean, but thin and watery. Vanilla sweetness lingers a bit in the aftertaste.

Overall: Just a bit too much vanilla for such a mild, easy-drinking thin-bodied beer. Felt like an odd combination; a light beer with vanilla extract. There’s no booziness and the flavoring is well integrated but it's just not all that good (to me), unfortunately.

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Willy Vanilly from Alpine Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.