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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,034
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 12
Gots: 65 | 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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Seanryan816

New Jersey

3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer at all. I expected a smother taste from Jacob L company especially since im a huge fan of Summer Shady. Overall its not bad when your sipping it next to a fire after quading all day.
Bit hoppy but the aroma of this beer is what really brings you in.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 22:53:44 | More by Seanryan816
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Josh012012

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-03-2014 21:27:00 | More by Josh012012
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-03-2014 21:26:27 | More by Yoda22
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dsauter

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-03-2014 03:12:42 | More by dsauter
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Michael_Squires

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 01:45:09 | More by Michael_Squires
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +18.3%

02-02-2014 03:49:08 | More by BeerMeister8
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This may give you an indication of the depth of the backlog of The CANQuest (TM): the bottom of the CAN is dtd 11 Feb 2013! It almost made it to its birthday, Wow! My thanks (and apologies for the delay) go out to Another6Pack (A6P) for providing this and several others in a package that I have yet to reciprocate upon. I am good for it and I am CANsidering what to send him in the very near future.

From the CAN: "The Pride of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Since 1867."; "Porter With Vanilla"; "Carefully Brewed By the Leinenkugel Family For Five Generations"; "The Flavors of Winter, Complex Malt Character Reveals Layers of Coffee and Cocoa."

I am still reeling from having de boom lowered on me, but The CANQuest (TM) must Glug on! The Crack! was loud enough to sound Reveille throughout the house and once everyone had heaved out and triced up, it was time for an inverted Glug. The dark beers really cry out for this as the pseudo-cascade is much more evident in them. It settled into a dense, two-finger cap of light-brown head with great retention. Color was a deep-brown with garnet/ruby highlights (SRM = > 37, < 44) and it was as beautiful a beer as I have seen in a while. Nose smelled of vanilla, coffee and chocolate and I may have had this in a different, hotter form at Starbucks at some point. Just sayin' ... Mouthfeel was pretty full for a porter and the vanilla and chocolate were prevalent initially, giving 'way to the coffee roastiness. I was happy to note that they reigned in the roasted malts as this could have been way too bitter. Instead, the flavors meshed nicely to provide a pleasant, but not overpowering, sweetness to the melange. I even enjoyed the relatively sweet finish although, as a self-avowed hophead, this is not my usual cuppa tea. Truth in advertising at its finest.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 16:13:19 | More by woodychandler
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scootercrabb

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

02-01-2014 13:35:16 | More by scootercrabb
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-01-2014 02:03:35 | More by Bikeboy1
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- dark brown/light black. opaque with a half finger tan head that has an average lacing on my pint. Nothing to exciting here so far.

S- cocoa and dark roasted malts. I have to strain to smell the vanilla but it is there barely.

F- Sour mash cocoa malts. It didn't come across as good as I was hoping. the vanilla does come out more in the mouth rather than the nose. The flavors mesh better as you continue to drink but still a poor combo.

M- has the feel of a black lager rather than a porter. The smokiness comes out halfway through the beer though.

O- an average porter....I have had better and worse.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 00:19:53 | More by Dodo2step
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ricecracker420

California

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-31-2014 05:05:42 | More by ricecracker420
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-31-2014 04:46:54 | More by ShepardCommander
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-28-2014 23:22:24 | More by acurtis
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark, dark, dark...beautifully dark. Nice white, frosty head, slight lacing.

Coco beans, chocolate and vanilla on the nose. Actually, the smell is my least appeal of this beer, not that it is bad but it just isn't strong enough to match it's dark appearance. I will say the vanilla stands out much more on tap than from the bottles that I've had before.

Flavor is nice, smooth and balanced. Bitter dark chocolate mixed with a woody, smoky vanilla bean. The carbonation is high on this porter, a nice surprise considering how dark this beer is. The carbonation comes on the finish combined with a slightly bitter coco...but clean. Again as with the smell, the vanilla stands out more on tap than from a bottle. Some have suggested this beer is vanilla sweet, I disagree, I think it's balanced very nicely.

Over all this is one of my favorite offerings from Leinenkugel, it's a very easy drinking porter, perfect for any cold winter day...the relatively low alcohol content (6) makes it also easy to have several. I prefer it on tap over the bottle but bottles are cheaper than kegs ;) This is a seasonal beer, so it's will have a short window on the store shelves...I have a 12pk in my beer fridge, I don't want to run out to soon.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2014 00:12:02 | More by Boca-X
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MachoMan410

Maryland

2/5  rDev -40.8%

01-26-2014 20:16:11 | More by MachoMan410
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.3%

01-26-2014 03:49:44 | More by lupercmda
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2014 02:38:16 | More by DerekP
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2014 01:26:59 | More by Newbiebeer
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2014 19:33:27 | More by Corburk
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possumteeth

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-25-2014 14:03:34 | More by AricGresko
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2014 01:40:08 | More by mtbdonn
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-24-2014 23:14:50 | More by BostonPhilly
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DOCRW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-24-2014 20:58:32 | More by DOCRW
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

01-23-2014 19:45:57 | More by braican
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,034 ratings.