Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,377
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 32
Gots: 223 | FT: 0
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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of garymuchow
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Twist off cap poured into shaker.
Hesitant aroma with a mild roast and whiffs of vanilla.
Tan fizzy head that settles out quickly. Very clear and dark with brown/red highlights.
Flavor is much bolder. Stronger porter qualities and a forward vanilla. Drying finish. The vanilla is kinda' artificial tasting and gets out of balance as it warms.
Moderate feel that seems thinner through the drink.
A little sweet and seems to have a cloying quality. It would be hard for me to drink more than one at a session. Might go well with pancakes though.

Thanks Geoff.

Photo of acevenom
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours dark copper with a quickly dissipating light tan head. There is visible light passing through the bottom of the glass along with many rising tiny bubbles. There are aromas of dark roasted barley malt, vanilla, and chocolate. The flavor is very vanilla forward with dark roasted malt and chocolate. There's some nuttiness in the taste as well. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The drinkability of this beer is good. This is a good beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into 20 oz. widemouth glass.

A- Nice black color, with red shining through at the bottom

S- Strong dark chocolate, hints of vanilla. Not as much vanilla as expected, but still a nice aroma.

T- A pleasant sweetness mixed with a bit of roastiness. An almost abbey-like estery-ness is also detected.

M- A little too thin, nothing special.

O- An underrated beer. A good porter.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Like a lot of people on this website, I was understandably hesitant to try this beer as we all strive to drink high end craft beers and over the years, Leinenkugel's has started to get lumped in with the macro breweries mostly because they are owned by Miller Coors. My local paper's beer critic gave this a solid review though and the Big Eddy Series that Leine's has done has intrigued me so I figured this was worth a shot. It was better than I thought it would be.

There was definitely a sweet, vanilla flavor to this beer but it wasn't overdone. I could still taste all of the characteristics I enjoy in a porter. Similar to their Summer Shandy where even that beer tastes good in the right setting (hot weather, your local festival where you are looking at a long day of pounding beers) this tastes good along with some Christmas candy or cookies.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,377 ratings.