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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 15
Gots: 96 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

barongearmu, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Quarter-inch mocha-colored head. Deep, dark colored body. Some thin, soapy lacing.

S- Chocolate, roast malts, vanilla. Cold and crisp smelling.

T- Bland porter tastes. Vanilla, chocolate. Not bad, but meh.

M- Lighter feel, wet finish.

O- Forgettable beer.

Murrhey, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TheGaskin, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

MarkGutz, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

meanmutt, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/16/2012 at The Luxury Box in Seekonk, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out creamy with flavors of coffee and vanilla. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent porter to drink for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 20, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a beer mug

Appearance- Pours a one finger khaki head, dissipating relatively quickly; near black with ruby tones shining through.

Smell- Mostly vanilla with some roasted coffee notes.

Taste- Plenty of vanilla; some coffee in the aftertaste, maybe even some chocolate or cola flavors. I didn’t notice immediately, but after a few sips I started to realize how sweet it was.

Mouthfeel- Light body for a porter, very carbonated.

Overall- Not bad, but I can’t say I’d buy it again. Again it was very sweet- maybe too sweet for me- and lighter than I thought it would be.

NuclearSoAndSo, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

rocklibster, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of fischerking
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Chippewa Falls, WI.

This beer had a nice chocolate/vanilla scent and a fantastic coffee/chocolate/vanilla taste.

I drank it from a bottle from Food City in Knoxville, TN on 12/18/2012 from a create your own 6-pack.


fischerking, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 Leinenkugels Snowdrift Vanilla Porter in a 12 oz bottle with a 2013 date on the neck. Pours a clear, dark reddish-brown with a small but durable tan head. Good level of vanilla, although rather pronounced mid-taste and seeming a bit unrestrained in the nose. Excellent, malty/nutty aftertaste. Very good sweet/bitter balance. Medium+ body with lively, moderate carbonation and a creamy smooth feel.
O: This fine seasonal was a pleasant surprise. Perhaps my favorite Leinie.

chinchill, Dec 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

Hawkharvs, Dec 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TimoP, Dec 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

WebGuyMike, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

sgoro, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with a little amber. Lots of rising bubbles and a big four finger light tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet and roasty aroma. Roasted malts with hints of toast, chocolate, wheat grains, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little coffee. Nice hints of vanilla with some sugar. Very light hop presence. A pretty sweet smell that is fairly syrupy. Decent aroma.

Taste: Like its smells, sweet with a burnt roasty taste. Dark roasted malts with a taste of chocolate, toast, sweet caramel, toffee, wheat grains, and a bit of coffee. Decent taste of vanilla. Sugar adds to the syrupy sweetness. Hops are pretty faint but there is a slight earthy presence. Tastes more like a sweet/milk stout.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat syrupy. Very smooth.

Overall: An ok beer if your looking for something light, sweet, and dark.

MattyG85, Dec 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Hopstout, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

KevBearcat529, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ironwill54, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

MonicaC, Dec 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

Burns9812, Dec 17, 2012
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2.38/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: typical porter appearance, black as night, no transparency, creates about 1/2-1 fingers worth of head formation that is off-white to slight tan in color.

S: smokey, slight coffee presence, touch of vanilla of sweetness, i pick up on some grain as well. not that appealing.

T: sweet malt and vanilla are strong in this one. i pick up on some brown sugar as well with a slight coffee presence.

M: very light, actually too light. water, doesn't leave much on the palate. other than an artificial sweet tasted

O: it sounded interesting, but really isnt. much too light, not enough porter qualities in my opinion. just a fake sweetness that is quite unappealing.

tut2528, Dec 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

leinie13, Dec 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Stevie_Janowski, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Hoppyman49, Dec 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

StretchZep, Dec 16, 2012
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.