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: 1,554
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 42
Gots: 374 | 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: 1,554 | Reviews: 264
Photo of bunkershotbirdie
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little bitter when compared to Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Photo of Templewill
4.29/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good flavor, but nothing special

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The vanilla could be more authentic, and the malt base isn't quite dark enough, but it's not bad for a Leinenkugel's brew at this price point. Somewhat inexpressive, plain, and shallow, but above average and drinkable.

Declines severely with age.

C+

Photo of trytoketchup
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do not write reviews.

Photo of CIBoy10
2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark ruby red that looks like black. Khaki head that disappears quickly. Hardly any lacing. Smells of vanilla extract and coffee beans. Taste follows the smell but is very weak. Feels very light. I think it's a porter for people that don't like craft beer. If you have actually had a legit porter you'd probably think this is like "porter light". Sorry to be pretentious but it wasn't great. I'd drink it for free but wouldn't pay for it.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much what you would expect. It's got it's highs and lows but at the end of the day it's a one and done for me.

Photo of Reppend
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very cozy, tasty porter. Recommend

Photo of ThatGuyBlake
4.39/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting and subtle vanilla flavor. Perfect for the season.

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

To be honest h j j h

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark Reddish brown color with light brown big bubbled head that fizzes off quickly leaving a light rim

Lots of vanilla bean smell with a lightly roasted coffee smell lingering in the background.

It had a light vanilla taste along with some coffee and malt. It was a fairly balanced beer, but it felt like something was missing to give me something to remember it.

The feel was pretty light with a large amount of carbonation. It still went down smooth, but there just wasn't much to this beer for what you would expect coming from the name.

Photo of Rekrule
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Thin, light of flavor, boring.

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.0% This brew pours out dark brown color with a nice off white head. Snowdrift Vanilla Porter has the look of cola, not saying that's a bad thing. The smell is rich with malts and grains. You also pick up on a hit of vanilla. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavor. You also pick up on tossed malts and grains. There is also a mild vanilla sweetness at the end. Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter has a lot going on. The mouthfeel is bold but smooth. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it. Overall I'm giving Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter a 4 out 5. Nothing bad about this brew. I would buy this brew again. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company did a nice job with this brew.

Photo of GW1
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a little bit of everything, drink it warmer, it will open up more.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tap

Pours a dark clear brown, tan lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and leather.

Tastes of vanilla and orange peel with a hint of cinnamon.

Medium body with a light tingly carbonation.

Good aroma, average appearance and funky flavor. Not enjoyable honestly.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is definitely not the greatest porter in the world, and I agree with others that it is fairly watery, and that means the taste comes off muted, but the vanilla sweetness is not bad, and overall, I would say that this is an acceptable beer. I would drink it again if I didn't have better choices.

Photo of FrankULovejoy
4/5  rDev +17.6%

It's a decent porter. More impressive than most of the Leinenkugel's beers I've tried.

Photo of Beersnob16
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Good but not overpowering vanilla flavor.

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Leinenkugel should re-evaluate and rename this brew 'Snowdrift Cocoa Porter'. Albeit present, the vanilla is over-dominated with the cocoa and coffee flavors. There is very little vanilla fragrance to boot.

Still an enjoyable, affordable beer, that is an honest Porter.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Part of a great sampler pack found at the local supermercado, containing actually four brews of which I have tried none! That said let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a deep roasted waft with vanilla undertones. Pours into the SAPP to an opaque motor oil color with a twofinger tan head that recedes to one finger. On the taste the brew starts with a toasted flavor very quickly followed by a sweet and barky vanilla stomp. Mouthfeel seems a bit thin and the vanilla a bit overpowering, making it taste more like a Mr. Pibb than a vanilla flavored porter. Much too sweet without any pronouned bite to take the edge off. Might taste better as a hot toddy.

Photo of Caveworm
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's head is 1/2 finger thick and lumpier soapy carbonation , minimal lacing, and a very dark blackish brown body. I wish this had more depth of lacing.

I smell very richly roasted and caramelized malts. Not very much vanilla in the scent category. None, really.

The taste is mostly more of a traditional porter, with the vanilla taste simply making a guest appearance towards the end. And, yes, I can taste the orange flavor. This would be great without all of these other unnecessary tastes in the mix.

This particular mouthfeel is not thick or chewy by any standards. I like that, along with not having a lingering aftertaste.

Overall, I'll give a 4 for Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. This,again, would have been just fine, if not, better with the basic techniques. I probably won't get this again

Photo of constantine_272
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Taste starts off creamy with a touch of coffee, but goes south fast with a fake vanilla candy. There's a weird long orange aftertaste that reminds me of those chocolate oranges you get around the holidays. Other qualities are all okay: no bad smells or textures. Just the cloyingly sweet fake vanilla ruined it for me.

Photo of DCLeapard
4.25/5  rDev +25%

A good beginners Porter. Easy to drink

Photo of ordybill
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a really interesting vanilla bean aroma with malt mixed into the smell.
Appearance- Has a great reddish tint with a very small white head.
Taste- You can taste the vanilla and malt, I really enjoyed it.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. It had an oily texture and didn't have an aftertaste.
Overall- An interesting beer, I liked it. I don't think I could sit and pound them one after another but it has a really good unique flavor.

Photo of BrewDogBarley
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Nothing exceptional but it is still one of my favorite seasonal

Photo of Limbo569
3/5  rDev -11.8%

It's not bad, good undertones of chocolate but at times the vanilla gives off a nasty alcohol after taste.

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,554 ratings.