Willy | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Willy, named after my brother-in-law’s childhood nickname, is crisp and light-bodied, with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. The hopping is mild and gentle. It’s perfect for times when you crave a beer utterly refreshing and low in alcohol. A true thirst quencher everyone enjoys.

1.047 OG
4 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
14.42%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
3.96/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.18/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.96/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DblDiamond
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerloverinmanila
2.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light golden in appearance.
Medium head. Lemony aroma.
Clean and crisp, very little bitterness, very easy to drink. The wheat is not that dominant though.

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3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mig100
3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nothing dynamic about this brew. Yeast is the more dominant characteristic of this beer rather then the wheat. Nicely drinkable.

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3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.87/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden yellow color with a smell white head with a lot of carbonation. The odor is grassy, herbal, spicy, citrus, lemon, apricot, orange, slight passion fruit. The taste is refreshing, light, lemon, spices, clove, coriander, fruity, slight bread like, not bitter.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wayne17
3.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleHunter805
3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSlem
4.09/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My friend and stopped at Alpine on the way to Arizona. We tasted about 8 Alpine beers and for some reason, this was unanimously our favorite. It was such a balanced beer, it blew our collective minds.

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Willy from Alpine Beer Company
3.26 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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