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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012)
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TheKitten

Montana

3/5  rDev -11%

03-16-2013 06:39:51 | More by TheKitten
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3/5  rDev -11%

08-18-2013 23:30:03 | More by mojohawk21
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Turbo

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2013 14:38:23 | More by Turbo
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.91/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

12-10-2012 04:05:38 | More by tectactoe
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GeoBear

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-01-2012 19:39:41 | More by GeoBear
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kcc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

03-04-2014 17:56:22 | More by kcc
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loose5682

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

04-19-2013 04:15:05 | More by loose5682
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2014 05:40:33 | More by DaftPatrick
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chip26

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2014 23:45:53 | More by chip26
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-22-2013 04:41:15 | More by ValpoExpo
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

11-15-2013 04:46:15 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-18-2012 04:59:42 | More by TimoP
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2014 13:59:00 | More by lionnusmb
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Billolick

New York

3.7/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

02-16-2014 02:20:56 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

11-28-2012 17:02:14 | More by tigg924
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JayEvans813

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2013 01:31:46 | More by JayEvans813
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-05-2013 17:49:40 | More by Mugenlude
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Freehouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Meyers1023

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-09-2014 02:57:07 | More by Meyers1023
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Michael_Squires

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +12.8%

Appearence is that of a solid dark beer.

Beer has a pleasant vanilla-y smell to it, as the name would suggest. Taste has just a touch of kick to it, but is generally smooth and enjoyable to drink.

Overall, I would recommend it to those who like porters.

02-03-2014 01:45:09 | More by Michael_Squires
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%

This porter came in a bottle, and was poured out into a pint glass. Porter looked clear, dark brown and had a creamy beige head. Smelled like malts and vanilla, and I could also detect a slight almond aroma. Just like it smelled, the porter tasted very malty, like vanilla, and finished with a toasty bitter finish. Slightly creamy, and heavy on the palate. More of a sipping beer.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

09-04-2013 03:14:58 | More by NilocRellim
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +32.3%

Pours a clear medium-dark brown with large tan head which dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is initially vanilla that fades into a pleasant roasted malt with strong cocoa notes. Taste is vanilla, and sweet Mexican chocolate, very mild and smooth drinking. Aftertaste is like a store-bought chocolate cookie. Not an intense beer; very mellow and pleasant on the palate.

I had a case of this in my cooler at a neighborhood BBQ and it disappeared quickly.

11-14-2012 18:20:25 | More by wattoclone
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TelcoPhil

California

3/5  rDev -11%

12-21-2013 20:45:57 | More by TelcoPhil
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

01-25-2014 14:47:05 | More by possumteeth
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.