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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla PorterLeinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter

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1,065 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 71 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012)
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OSB

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -70.3%

11-15-2012 00:06:57 | More by OSB
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TheFearedBeard


1/5  rDev -70.3%

12-11-2012 19:58:59 | More by TheFearedBeard
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sheeley

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -70.3%

08-06-2014 04:46:16 | More by sheeley
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MillerMan16

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -70.3%

07-15-2014 21:29:12 | More by MillerMan16
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Das_Reh

Florida

1/5  rDev -70.3%

11-01-2013 08:40:30 | More by Das_Reh
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ANiklaus

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -70.3%

08-06-2014 03:57:28 | More by ANiklaus
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KillaB

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

01-29-2013 09:16:15 | More by KillaB
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psyclone


1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

06-30-2014 16:57:23 | More by psyclone
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

03-13-2013 23:10:40 | More by Kevincredible
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d5001986

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

12-12-2012 02:54:59 | More by d5001986
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Jared-Gustin

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

06-21-2014 17:49:15 | More by Jared-Gustin
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

12-15-2012 14:46:59 | More by mothman
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jjarreau

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

11-26-2013 00:06:29 | More by jjarreau
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PHBoiler

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

01-23-2013 22:10:00 | More by PHBoiler
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greengorby

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

01-04-2013 14:02:51 | More by greengorby
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Beerlover

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

10-05-2013 03:58:34 | More by Beerlover
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Alex5

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

12-30-2013 00:10:05 | More by Alex5
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muffiewolf

Vermont

1.54/5  rDev -54.3%

Serious contender with Trout River Rainbow Stout as one of the worst beers I have ever had. I have been to Wisconsin several times and noted the popularity of Leinenkugels. For the life of me I cannot grasp the loyalty of the name vs the quality of the beer. Granted they have great graphics but the beer just plain sucks. There are a lot of short cuts here. If you want to make good beer in high volume, contact InBev and maybe they will show you how Budweiser does it.

03-21-2014 02:34:20 | More by muffiewolf
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SerialHiker

Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -51%

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark ruby red…it’s dark, but light does get through the center…light mocha colored head did form and a thin layer remained…after a couple of minutes though, all foam is gone and it looks old…(2.25/5)

Smell: Creamy, somewhat perfumy, vanilla right off the bat…caramel and roasted malts…too much vanilla smell in this one makes it feel cheap…(2/5)

Taste: Much like the nose, creamy vanilla right off the bat…it does have a bit of a stale taste to it that I don’t find particularly delectable…bourbon barrel flavor, toasted malts and mild hint of cocoa come out after initial creamy blast…after taste has a bit of that vanilla perfume predicted in the nose…(1.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…medium carbonation…does have a wet feel…(2.5/5)

Overall: I typically like porters, but this one feels cheaply done and a bit like a gag gift at Christmas…I didn’t buy this, so I don’t feel so bad dumping it out and looking for another option…NEXT! (0/5)

01-02-2013 02:36:26 | More by SerialHiker
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jdaugh23


1.7/5  rDev -49.6%

Tastes a little bit like cough syrup.
You might wonder about the math that resulted in an overall score of 1.0, even though 3 of 4 scores were 3.0 and one was 1.0... This is because taste is more important than the other characteristics. And also because I don't know enough to accurately rate this beer's mouthfeel, and I didn't study it's appearance. How can you study a beer's appearance when it's in a brown bottle? Why pour the beer into a glass to review it, when the beer will be drank from a bottle almost all of time? I mean, who would make the extra effort to pour this disgusting beverage into a glass anyway? And even though other beers from this brewer are tolerable, I still don't think that the majority of them warrant the dirtying of a clean glass.
Well, there's my two cents. I just got home from Kroger and this was the first one that I tried from the seasonal variety pack. Moments later I was googling furiously to find out how I could share my disgust with the world, and just moments ago I created my first Beer Advocate account.
I kinda doubt that my impression is different from what your own would be, because I enjoy a wide range of beers from Coors Light to Sam Adams Boston Lager, and every draft stout or IPA that I've tried.

Bottom line: Avoid this beer (unless you have a cough, because something tells me it would work well for that).

11-28-2012 02:19:31 | More by jdaugh23
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troobie

California

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

12-24-2013 17:44:35 | More by troobie
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tbergsli

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

04-15-2013 02:47:58 | More by tbergsli
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kp29

Arizona

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

12-27-2012 03:47:49 | More by kp29
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ALLMUCH

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

05-03-2013 03:11:23 | More by ALLMUCH
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

1.93/5  rDev -42.7%

Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Transparent dark, dark brown with red highlights and a half finger of head.

Nose
Cream soda, black licorice and artificial raspberry.

Taste
Cream soda, artificial raspberry, black licorice and Splenda. Just the lightest dusting of cocoa. WTF is this? BLECH!

Mouthfeel
Light bodied and heavily carbonated.

Overall
This is bad. I don't think Leinenkugel's has any idea what a Porter is.

12-06-2012 01:42:04 | More by justintcoons
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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.