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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,029 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 11
Gots: 60 | 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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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-14-2013 20:00:39 | More by swtdixie91
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dcall384

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2013 19:16:08 | More by dcall384
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kemkempalace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2013 19:04:34 | More by kemkempalace
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2013 23:13:20 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-13-2013 14:41:43 | More by RocksteadyRye
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-13-2013 00:58:46 | More by mgroothuis
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2013 21:55:34 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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Gk187

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

11-12-2013 01:50:44 | More by Gk187
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opwog

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-11-2013 23:13:06 | More by opwog
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stanzig44

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

11-11-2013 18:25:43 | More by stanzig44
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cavedave

New York

3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A dark brown and thick looking brew, covered by a half inch of tan lather that kicks quick.

Caramel sweet, vanilla, light floral, and chocolate, combine in a light/med. strength aroma.
Vanilla dominates

Tastes sweet, the vanilla not that real full pure vanilla of Victory at Sea, more some extracty thing, Not a lot of dark roast flavor to balance the sweet, so it is almost a dessert beer, but without the thickness to the flavors necessary to pull it off. Some chocolate in there, caramel too. Tasty, but not what I look for in a porter to be sure.

Easy drinking and low carb., light on palate, but as the glass de-fills I start to get a bit of an artificial tang to the vanilla that makes for a less than optimally clean finish.

Didn't have high hopes, and they were realized. Decent, tasty beer, nothing to write home about or rush to buy.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 20:23:32 | More by cavedave
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-10-2013 20:15:01 | More by Troville1990
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-10-2013 20:04:31 | More by Shawnspl
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-10-2013 13:12:31 | More by Extrajoker00
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter -
A – 3.5 – Good looking beer, dark brown almost black but not quite opaque. No real head on it. No lacing.
S – 3.5 – Nice vanilla, dark malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, nothing too complex though.
T – 3.5 – Same roasty, dark malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla flavors. Little bit of creaminess to it that gives it a thicker mouthfeel. Not too intense.
M – 3.75 – Nice thick mouthfeel for a lighter porter. Alc covered, aftertaste is light creamy/dark malts.
O – 3.5 – It's not amazing, but it's not that bad at all. Nice winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:20:05 | More by ISmith87
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

11-08-2013 17:47:17 | More by pavpav12
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Idrinksomuch

Delaware

5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What is not to like. The vanilla is not over-powering, the color is spectacular and the taste can't be beat. Tonight I am going to be drinking a lot of this one! Anything Leinenkugel's makes is going to be awesome and this is no exception. I wish I was drinking this right now!

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 17:20:33 | More by Idrinksomuch
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Bunky

Ohio

5/5  rDev +48.4%

11-08-2013 16:53:19 | More by Bunky
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pokey44

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-08-2013 16:19:03 | More by pokey44
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out to a beautiful tan head and will produce lace that hangs around with a little agitation. Clear deep ruby color. Aroma is vanilla extract and a non beerlike sweetness. Flavor is sweet and toasty combination that just lays there. Mouthfeel is medium and co 2 is good. Overall, not what I consider a good brew except for using in recipes or washing down a breakfast of French toast and sausage.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2013 19:10:12 | More by EagleTalon
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Khad

Nevada

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I must say I am impressed. This was poured from a bottle into an ale/stout glass. The appearance was a ruby red, pretty much what I expected. The head does dissipate quickly and its hard to pick up notes from the scent, if your nose is good you might get some subtle sublte malt.

Now to the taste, I was totally taken back. Everything works in a great balance with malts, vanilla, very light coffee notes all of it in perfect harmony which creates something not overly complex but pleasantly smooth with good mouth feel and flavor.

Really didn't expect this to be as good as it is. Great for a session and great if your looking for something a little more complex than the general "run of the mill" but still simple enough for anyone to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 04:15:57 | More by Khad
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elektronen

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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JGrummell

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-05-2013 03:26:19 | More by JGrummell
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Presto82

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-04-2013 05:00:40 | More by Presto82
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.