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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,345 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 27
Gots: 205 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012)
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Reviews by Khad:
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3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I must say I am impressed. This was poured from a bottle into an ale/stout glass. The appearance was a ruby red, pretty much what I expected. The head does dissipate quickly and its hard to pick up notes from the scent, if your nose is good you might get some subtle sublte malt.

Now to the taste, I was totally taken back. Everything works in a great balance with malts, vanilla, very light coffee notes all of it in perfect harmony which creates something not overly complex but pleasantly smooth with good mouth feel and flavor.

Really didn't expect this to be as good as it is. Great for a session and great if your looking for something a little more complex than the general "run of the mill" but still simple enough for anyone to enjoy.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Villiam
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Little to no head on this brew. Smells of vanilla and coffee. The first taste had a solid vanilla flavor and a slight bitterness. I tries to cleanse the palate with Cheetoes but wiped my hands on the drapes and caught them on fire. Would not burn down my house again for. 2.75/5

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tectactoe
2.91/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a deep brown, dark ruby red color. Thick tan head reduces to about a quarter-inch pretty quickly. Some slight vanilla on the nose, full of sweetness and handfuls of roasted, dark malts. Upon the first taste, the body is kind of a let down - very thin and highly carbonated, not something you'd expect from a porter. Oak and wood chips hit first; all-around, huge bouts of roasted malts cloud the palate. Vanilla bean plays an overcast role, not as prominent at first, but growing toward the end of the sip. I'm picking up some slight honey flavors in there as well. The sweetness grows and grows from the start to the finish. At first, it seems like a nice touch, but there isn't enough of a hop profile to offset it, and near the end of the beer, the sweetness is nearly cloying and a little over-the-top. It has a dense vanilla-coffee bean aftertaste, not bad.

For a porter, it's nothing to write home about, and the sweetness needs to be balanced better. However, it's not awful, and it's certainly one of the better offerings I've had from Lienenkugels. Just too sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can. Feb 2014 (?) on the bottom of the can.

Pours dark amber w/ a reddish hue. Mocha head, frothy and staying nicely. Goes to a thicker film, and leaves some low sheeting and ample fine scattered bits of lacing.

Mild nose of some sweet malts, sugary chocolate and a hint of coffee.

Lighter on the palate then the typical porter. Notes of more milk chocolate, coffee cake and a whiff of vanilla. Not bad. Decent, lighter bodied, easy drinking and sessionable winter brew.

Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the BBC Cedarville--served into a pint glass

Appearance: dark brown in color, opaque, minimal head, medium carbonation

Smell: roasted malt and vanilla--very light smell

Taste: big vanilla taste followed by roasted malt with more vanilla on the finish

Mouthfeel: medium/light body, medium carbonation, sweet with roastiness

Drinkability: This one is typical Leinie's. If you typically like their beers, you will like this one. If not, I suspect you will not like this one as well. Nice vanilla taste over a decent porter. A bit sweet, but still one I will get again.

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,345 ratings.