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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: 1,513
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 39
Gots: 334 | 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:
Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012

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3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a reddish brown, half a finger head, no lacing.
S - Smells kinda nice, some toasted coffee beans, nice vanilla aroma, but still that "leinenkugel aroma" that im sure will follow in the flavor.
T - Sweet malts, bitter roasts, and a touch of vanilla, as well as that base flavor you get in JLBC's beer.
M - Thin, so sooo thin.
O - Had low expectations, expectations met.

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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a single for just a buck at the house of 1,000 beers. Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A - Head is pretty thick 1/2 inch that settles rather quickly to nothing but a faint mocha lace ring. Color is also a very dark brown, clear but kind of boring.
S - Well considering it's almost 5 months old it smells more of a black ale or black lager with some highlighting vanilla tones. Maybe some chocolate but it's faint.
T - Not as bad as I expected but has a weird vegtial character I can't seem to enjoy. Like a skunky lager it does have sweeter chocolate malts and a very solid vanilla finish. Not bad.
M - Sort of slick with a medium body but it drinks kind of watery for 6%

Overall one of the better Leine's offerings I have had. Lately I did go back and try the berry weiss which was disgusting so this if anything is at least more drink able.

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3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite beers. A dark porter cut with a nice taste of vanilla. Lots of flavor. Definitely my favorite porter, definitely my favorite seasonal, possibly my favorite beer. The vanilla cuts the dark, coffee taste of the porter, making it not as heavy as a normal stout and more refreshing

UPDATE: more than a small over-reaction. A fine seasonal and maybe the best lienenkugel, but nowhere in the ballpark of what I wrote back then

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3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby with a strong golden head.

Smell: Intense chocolate and vanilla notes.

Taste: Heavy caramel flavors dominate the palate which lasts for about 10 seconds. A hint of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee finishes the experience leaving a pleasant smokey aftertaste. Resembles the experience of a chocolate covered caramel square.

Mouthfeel: Extremely heavy mouthfeel that feels grainy on the tongue.

Overall: Initially I was anticipating a lot more vanilla notes in the taste and was surprised by an overload of caramel. Would pair excellently with meats or better yet, drank as a desert with some kind of chocolate or creamy food.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle. Deep clear ruby with a fizzy head of light mocha froth. Retention and lacing are poor with this eventually going pretty dead looking in the glass. Smells of cocoa, vanilla, acrid roast and some green citrus. The taste is cocoa, vanilla and a little toffee sweetness. Same acrid and burnt roastiness as the nose. A tingle of green hops runs down the center. The feel is lighter to medium bodied with a too thin and astringent presence in the mouth. Just a touch of sharpness at least adds a little something to this. This was a pretty weak Porter in all categories and I just didn’t care for it a whole lot. Next…

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,513 ratings.