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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,529 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 40
Gots: 346 | 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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Ratings: 1,529 | Reviews: 256
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2.4/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not A fan of this beer at all,!!!!

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Really dark brown, almost black with a creamy off-white head. Smells like a pretty average porter, it also tastes like a pretty average porter. Did not taste like a "Vanilla Porter" in my opinion

Photo of GFD400
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imdabuzzard
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_Malone
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with a off white head
mouthfeel is sweet and heavy
flavor is very malty with a nice vanilla aftertaste
overall it is a great effort in Leiny's stable of flavored beers. It is a good representation of porter style. Not an everyday beer but it is something I make a point to have a few of every winter.

Photo of BDeibs
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hydrate
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of V1per41
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This nice porter pours a medium dark brown with red tinges, a nice frothy light tan head, and decent lacing. Nose is pretty light, but there are chocolate and vanilla notes in there blending with dark malts. Flavors follow the nose with chocolate to the front, vanilla and chocolate to the sides, and a light grain flavor rounding it out. Very reminiscent of Creamy Dark with a bit more emphasis on the chocolate and vanilla. Moderate carbonation and a sweet aftertaste makes this a good beginners brew to get them into the darker stuff. Solid.

Cheers

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3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.61/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is NOT okay. It's plain bad!

Photo of lemmy187
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of KeithE
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown color pours a bubbly fleeting head. Light vanilla on the nose with some dry chocolate malt undertones.

Light vanilla sweetness with a dry chocolate malt, not much else but not offensive. I get some brownie batter later as the vanilla becomes more prominent. Typical Leinenkugels beer with significant weakness but decent taste.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierleichen
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerKitchens
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandon402
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Working on my second 12 oz bottle poured into a glass. The beer is more chocolate tasting than vanilla honestly, with hints of coffee. Has a malty sweetness that drowns out any alcohol taste. But at 6% it warms you up. I bought it because I have to scoop snow today, so I thought I'd buy this Snowdrift Vanilla Porter to help me out. :-)

I have never known Leinenkugel to make a bad beer, and this is no exception. However there are probably better options for porter/stout beer fans. So I gave it a 3.75 all around. If this was a beer someone homebrewed, it would be incredible, but I expect more from large breweries.

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.