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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 36
Gots: 298 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent beer. Great smell and color. The taste of vanilla is not overpowering and adds to the strong chocolate flavor. I was pleased this porter was not bitter, nor did it have a strong coffee flavor to it, as some porters of this kind(chocolate) tend to do. It has instantly become one of my winter favorites.

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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to pint glass. My wife actually picked this one up looking to try something new and mild for herself. She's not a hophead and was willing to share it with me. Not much of a head nor any decent lace left behind. The vanilla is apparent, decent aroma. Taste was fine, sort of reminding me of root beer with less carbonation. Mouthfeel was good and aftertaste didn't linger much. Overall, I fine beer and I could drink a handful, no problem.

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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice chocolate with 1 finger tan head. Retention is average

S - Hints of chocolate and vanilla. Also a slight lingering smokiness to the beer

T - Doesnt dissappoint. The vanilla is present but not overpowering. It has a nice chocolate and nutty background. Like the aroma there is a very slight smokiness to the beer

M - Lighter than it looks. Would call it on the light side of medium body. Slick in the mouth.

O - A good solid offering by Leinenkugel. Its nothing fancy, but is tasty nonetheless. Will definately do in a pinch

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this on one of the first cold days of the year in Minnesota--perfect beer for the weather. Pours a dark brown/near black. The smell is really sweet, and the taste is, too. It's definitely got the coffee and chocolate that's advertised, and the vanilla is subtle so not overpowering. I'd be okay with even more vanilla.

Ends up being a very sweet beer, but just rich enough to hit the spot on a cold day. If you want a decent porter for the winter months, can't really go wrong here. Overall, I rate it just shy of outstanding.

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4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm sitting down to watch the Mummy with some ramen noodles and one of these bad boys.
Apperently heaven smiled down upon Jacob Leinenkugel during the crafting of this porter. It is very thick and dark, and the vanilla is present but not overpowering. It doesn't complement ramen well, but that is to be expected.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.