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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
Ranking:
#42,905
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
180
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a soft yellow transparent color with a finger's worth of quickly dissipating white foamy head. What looks like some rings of bubbly to foamy lace want to form and stick modestly.
The aroma had a soft sweet to bitter citrusy hoppiness rolling all around the front end becoming more so sweet lemon quality as it warmed. Light muffin character coincided with lemon and some grassy whiffs.
The flavor took all of the prior mentioned aromas to play sweetly with a sly bitterness at the end. Some wheatiness started to come out ever so slightly. Mild lemon to sweet wheaty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Smooth lemon muffin sort of finish.
Overall, it's like drinking a lemon muffin with a little bit of wheat in it, which to me was pretty damn good. I'd have again.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Act25
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Emphasis on light. Light colored, light flavored, gentle wheat ale.
A) Pours a translucent light yellow gold. Head is loose and small with only a few dots of lace and no retention.
S) Lemony citrus and wheat malt, Classic but thin.
T) White beer, wheat and lemon on base of nuts and mild sweetness. Hop character light and noble. But clean, better as it warms.
F) Crisp, refreshing, dry finish, light bodied - sauvignon blond like.
O) Clean, light AWA that meets the brewer's goals, but not mine.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a pint

Pours a hazy pale straw color with a thin foamy white head that has decent retention. Smells ofntoasted wheat, grains, slightly nutty. Tastes of pasted wheat, sweet malt, toasted nuts & grains. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and crisp finish. Nothing fancy, easy drinking and goes down quick

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Photo of smb71481
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemons, wheat, and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has some flavors of honey and wheat along with hints of lemons and a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The wheat doesn't contribute any "chewiness".
O: This beer is quite drinkable for the style and although it isn't especially flavorful, it doesn't have any "raw" flavors or "chewy" mouthfeel that you might normally associate with a pale wheat ale.

Serving type: can

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Photo of jaxon53
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

3.08/5: Crisp, easygoing, and refreshing, but insipid - in other words, just another wheat beer

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into Weizen glass. No date.

L: Pale yellow good clarity, big fluffy white head that has good retention.

S: Wheat, lemon.

T: Wheat with hint of lemon.

F: Light, crisp, dry grainy finish.

O: Pretty one dimensional beer and definitely an easy drinker. Quaffable.

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Photo of dertyd
2.39/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
3.96/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.96/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DblDiamond
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerloverinmanila
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
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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Photo of johlac66
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mig100
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
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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Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Willy from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 180 ratings
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