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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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78
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1,402 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,402
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 33
Gots: 235 | FT: 0
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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Served in a shaker pint.

Dark brown, cola colored body with a brown sugar colored cap of foam. Not great staying power when you start quaffing.

Main scent is a slightly sweet and roasted and nutty quality. Also Hershey's syrup, cocoa powder, and a little artificial vanilla.

First drink results iin a big roasted flavor. That same nuttiness blends again, makes it feel artificial. The powdered cocoa shows in the finish with a blast of artificial vanilla.

The feel is more watery, but not astringent. Sort of dry.

Snowdrift would be better if the roasted porter notes did not seem so weird or artificial. It is too sweet and the vanilla just does not fit well. The beer needs a toastier and smokier base if it is going to use such sweet vanilla flavoring.

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,402 ratings.