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Willy Vanilly - Alpine Beer Company

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Willy Vanilly
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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
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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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-16-2011 17:46:13 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-31-2014 21:55:41 | More by ystazi
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California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-16-2014 00:10:52 | More by J-Pro
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California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-18-2014 07:01:41 | More by vidisad
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California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-16-2011 08:08:13 | More by RichBeer
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Mexico

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-04-2012 06:40:24 | More by xnapshot
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California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-12-2012 16:42:17 | More by Irrationalist
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California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-14-2011 18:22:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ScaryHairy44

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-05-2013 18:28:53 | More by ScaryHairy44
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pmarlowe

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
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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
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California

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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California

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California

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California

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Klym

California

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
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magictrokini

California

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
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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Willy Vanilly from Alpine Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.