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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,016 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 11
Gots: 58 | 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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Slay40

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2013 03:08:45 | More by Slay40
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-10-2013 17:29:17 | More by Artjsantos
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ajtorres311

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.3%

05-10-2013 17:03:01 | More by ajtorres311
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spedprof

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-10-2013 01:17:15 | More by spedprof
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-08-2013 04:05:19 | More by tommyguz
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-05-2013 13:07:38 | More by ZEB89
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2013 23:46:21 | More by Kelp
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John_B

Michigan

4/5  rDev +18.3%

05-04-2013 23:15:01 | More by John_B
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ktanner99

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-04-2013 02:18:51 | More by ktanner99
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ALLMUCH

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

05-03-2013 03:11:23 | More by ALLMUCH
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Tertullian007

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

04-28-2013 22:22:27 | More by Tertullian007
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

04-26-2013 15:41:44 | More by mcewesr
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bmosh99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-21-2013 01:04:33 | More by bmosh99
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-20-2013 16:26:43 | More by alex_hart
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loose5682

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

04-19-2013 04:15:05 | More by loose5682
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tbergsli

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

04-15-2013 02:47:58 | More by tbergsli
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a reddish brown, half a finger head, no lacing.
S - Smells kinda nice, some toasted coffee beans, nice vanilla aroma, but still that "leinenkugel aroma" that im sure will follow in the flavor.
T - Sweet malts, bitter roasts, and a touch of vanilla, as well as that base flavor you get in JLBC's beer.
M - Thin, so sooo thin.
O - Had low expectations, expectations met.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 18:43:32 | More by Omnium
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a single for just a buck at the house of 1,000 beers. Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A - Head is pretty thick 1/2 inch that settles rather quickly to nothing but a faint mocha lace ring. Color is also a very dark brown, clear but kind of boring.
S - Well considering it's almost 5 months old it smells more of a black ale or black lager with some highlighting vanilla tones. Maybe some chocolate but it's faint.
T - Not as bad as I expected but has a weird vegtial character I can't seem to enjoy. Like a skunky lager it does have sweeter chocolate malts and a very solid vanilla finish. Not bad.
M - Sort of slick with a medium body but it drinks kind of watery for 6%

Overall one of the better Leine's offerings I have had. Lately I did go back and try the berry weiss which was disgusting so this if anything is at least more drink able.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 04:02:34 | More by DrDemento456
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LibraLady

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-10-2013 04:57:30 | More by LibraLady
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gulli

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2013 16:37:46 | More by gulli
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-07-2013 12:04:51 | More by sholland119
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apasternak

District of Columbia

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

One of my favorite beers. A dark porter cut with a nice taste of vanilla. Lots of flavor. Definitely my favorite porter, definitely my favorite seasonal, possibly my favorite beer. The vanilla cuts the dark, coffee taste of the porter, making it not as heavy as a normal stout and more refreshing

UPDATE: more than a small over-reaction. A fine seasonal and maybe the best lienenkugel, but nowhere in the ballpark of what I wrote back then

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 17:19:34 | More by apasternak
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MichaelNickerson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby with a strong golden head.

Smell: Intense chocolate and vanilla notes.

Taste: Heavy caramel flavors dominate the palate which lasts for about 10 seconds. A hint of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee finishes the experience leaving a pleasant smokey aftertaste. Resembles the experience of a chocolate covered caramel square.

Mouthfeel: Extremely heavy mouthfeel that feels grainy on the tongue.

Overall: Initially I was anticipating a lot more vanilla notes in the taste and was surprised by an overload of caramel. Would pair excellently with meats or better yet, drank as a desert with some kind of chocolate or creamy food.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 02:27:04 | More by MichaelNickerson
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

03-28-2013 01:56:58 | More by Fusebuddy
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beertunes

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-24-2013 19:18:38 | More by beertunes
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.