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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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Ratings: 1,362
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 28
Gots: 212 | FT: 0
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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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The first impression I get from this beer is that it is a little thin and watery for a porter.
It pours a nice brown color, it has some ruby red high lights when held up to a bright light.

It smells like instant hot chocloate mix.

It is not overly sweet, Mild chocolate, vanilla and wood flavors come through.

It sure is an easy drinking beer, but it is lacking something and left me unsatisfied craving a better crafted porter or stout.

Photo of Proclarush
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mralphabet
2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Poured a brown with reddish highlights with a finger worth of head that dissipates very quickly down to nothing with no lacing to speak of.

S: I'm getting hints of vanilla, coffee and a little chocolate.

T: Little more watered down than the smell would suggest... Pretty light up front with vanilla and chocolate malt coming in mid-palette. Finish is a little bitter and warm with a hint of vanilla floating around.

M: Lighter than I was expecting from the style.... pretty wet with very light carbonation. Not impressed.

O: Sadly a pretty weak porter, I was expecting a little more here. Not quite up to the Leine's I'm used too.

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of TequilaTom
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of slim2043
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of rbthuffman
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of bohemyth
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Smextongo
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of DukeX13
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of PHBoiler
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of FrizWhiz
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Burgundy-cola pour is a steady black in the vessel with a low profile tawny skim head that dissipates almost immediately. Aside from the color there was little to be impressed here.

S: The nose brought forth some vanilla laced chocolate of low to medium intentions, sweet with a touch of dark cherry fruitiness. not bad and definitely getting better.

T: The flavor was sweet chocolate, with a bit of cherry fruitiness. Vanilla is nicely represented but not in your face, subtle but charming providing a nice compliment to the chocolate base. Smooth dark malt bitterness is played and balanced well against the sweet chocolate nature of the drink.

M: Decent chocolate malting in the mouthful, the carbonation is slight, smooth bitterness on the tongue.

O: Overall im not usually a fan of this brewery, this is certainly one of the better experiences ive had from them. Very smooth and easy drinking vanilla porter that feels highly sessionable despite its reported 6.9% alcohol. An easy one to throw back.

Photo of RobinLee
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Beermaine
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of howards52
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of wac9
2.28/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

nothing good to say here as i was told its a water down version of ___ just because it it has vanilla doesnt make it drinkable everybody yearns for winter bourbon cask ale and no beer can ever compare to that so grab this beer if you like vanilla it packs no punch and lacks the color of porter

Photo of Redrover
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I have had this on tap and in bottles. Poured into a pint, the beer is a very dark brown with a decent beige head.

Nose of roasted grains and vanilla. Note that at least for me, the vanillas is not over powering and actually smells inviting.

Vanilla is evident but restrained. The base beer adds some nice roasted malt and a bit of dark fruit. I would like everything turned up one more notch, but this is an approachable beer. It is a good beer to use for introducing folks to more complex beer.

I wish the mouth was a bit thicker. This is a big improvement over their old winter seasonal and I will have no problem reaching for one on the occasional basis.

Photo of kep107
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of EersandBeers
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Ryanmic215
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.