Willy Vanilly - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
District of Columbia
3.09/5 rDev -16%
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.
11-24-2011 04:54:29 | More by pmarlowe
3.13/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
02-03-2012 05:13:11 | More by tobelerone
3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
On-tap at the brewery. Review from notes.
Won't say much on this one as I don't think it was too complex or outstanding. Vanilla, nougat, and wheat in the nose. In the nose it very much had a vanilla-extract like smell to it and was a little off putting in its lack of full, natural vanilla-bean quality. In the taste it had a very lager like wheat character with a surprisingly rich vanilla sweetness, much like french vanilla icecream. Body was light and the carbonation was minimal. Interesting, but more of an underdeveloped ode to vanilla than a beer worth seeking.
07-31-2011 04:18:51 | More by Klym
3.43/5 rDev -6.8%
Surpisingly good beer. The vanilla takes over this beer, but it is not overwhelming. The solid wheat base is a good choice. Very sweet beer, but in a natural way. I can't see drinking too much of this brew, but I would not turn it down in the future.
12-04-2008 19:48:54 | More by magictrokini
Willy Vanilly from Alpine Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.