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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: 2
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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3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4.79/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

From look and feel, this is a pretty good wheat beer, basically as one would expect from a brewery with the pedigree that Alpine has. The head retention is fair, the color is hazy and clean, all in all, it's almost a textbook APWA - that is, in look and feel.

Taste and Aroma, however, are the outliers. The taste is pure vanilla (no shock based on the name) but not cloying or hot as might be expected. The aroma reminds me of baking cookies as a child.

Overall, this beer is wonderful.

Photo of jooler
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I hate wheat beers but the vanilla taste makes this a lot better. My favorite wheat beer

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