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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 70 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012)
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured into a pint glass. Bottleneck says

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Sweet, nutty aroma with notes of vanilla, a bit of milk chocolate and booze.

T- Lots of caramel and chocolate with a vanilla aftertaste. Very sweet, some might say overly so but I have quite a sweet tooth. Easy to drink and enjoyable at first but it soon loses its luster and becomes a bit watery and one-dimensional. And I'll admit, the sweetness does wear on you after a while. Speaking of which, the alcohol comes through way too much after it warms.

M- A bit thin but viscous enough to keep things interesting. Medium-low carbonation and a mostly full body.

O- Starts out decent enough but it turns on ya pretty quick. Still, not as bad as I thought it'd be.

12-24-2013 03:36:04 | More by Immortale25
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-24-2013 02:11:57 | More by JimGlonke
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JayEvans813

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2013 01:31:46 | More by JayEvans813
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-23-2013 15:24:15 | More by TheSteak22
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2013 03:14:24 | More by YoudownwithABV
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-22-2013 04:36:46 | More by jagada
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bigbutter

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11%

12-22-2013 00:50:20 | More by bigbutter
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

12-22-2013 00:12:31 | More by mikehillman
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TelcoPhil

California

3/5  rDev -11%

12-21-2013 20:45:57 | More by TelcoPhil
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Michael-Podgurski

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11%

12-21-2013 04:52:24 | More by Michael-Podgurski
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-21-2013 03:42:26 | More by gritz147
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Prager62

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

12-20-2013 21:15:29 | More by Prager62
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DM1293

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-20-2013 07:49:22 | More by DM1293
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jellibeen

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-20-2013 04:48:37 | More by jellibeen
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Shakydog68

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-20-2013 04:05:10 | More by Shakydog68
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brandonkr

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-20-2013 01:18:06 | More by brandonkr
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bossmanbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-19-2013 21:04:16 | More by bossmanbuzz
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Leitz

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

12-18-2013 22:55:49 | More by Leitz
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev +7.1%

Appearance - It is a blackish ruby color, with a thick tan colored head.

Smell - The main smell is the sweet chocolate malts with some vanilla.

Taste - Like the smell, a sweet malty flavor with chocolate with vanilla layered over it. And a subtle bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel - silky and good bodied beer, good carbonation as well.

Overall - It is a very good seasonal beer.

12-18-2013 20:54:02 | More by Captain_Komamura
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cwblack1212

Utah

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-17-2013 21:02:10 | More by cwblack1212
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blaje

Quebec (Canada)

2.69/5  rDev -20.2%

Gift of a friend, 12oz Bottle.

Poured dark brown forming a light brownish fizzy head fading quickly (<1min) without any retention and no lacing.
N - Upfront, nose is mettalic and malty. Roasted grains and faint caramel. Vanilla is present but far less than expected but reveals itself when warming up a bit. Unfortunatly it feels artificial. Nuts tone a the very end.
M - Immediate fealing is about the fizzy carbonation wich is very present and intense on tongue. It surprised me for a porter. Mouth is thin, lacking of substance wich is in contrast of the nose, even watery, diluted. Bitternes is low. Taste of cereals, bitter chocolate, faint nuts and diluted bitter black coffee.

Overall, this beer gives me a fealing of artificially flavored brew, remenicent for me of the ROGUE'S Hazalnut Brown Nectar. Even if porters are far from my favorite beer, I think that this one is an ordinary exemple of its kind. I Won't buy if I came across. Too bad!

12-17-2013 20:43:02 | More by blaje
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Metaltildeath

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-17-2013 02:37:01 | More by Metaltildeath
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whitebrow

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-16-2013 03:36:08 | More by whitebrow
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Falcone

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11%

12-16-2013 03:24:21 | More by Falcone
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-15-2013 23:34:01 | More by aengleman
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.