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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: 1,517
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 39
Gots: 336 | 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:
Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012

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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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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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3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A dark brown and thick looking brew, covered by a half inch of tan lather that kicks quick.

Caramel sweet, vanilla, light floral, and chocolate, combine in a light/med. strength aroma.
Vanilla dominates

Tastes sweet, the vanilla not that real full pure vanilla of Victory at Sea, more some extracty thing, Not a lot of dark roast flavor to balance the sweet, so it is almost a dessert beer, but without the thickness to the flavors necessary to pull it off. Some chocolate in there, caramel too. Tasty, but not what I look for in a porter to be sure.

Easy drinking and low carb., light on palate, but as the glass de-fills I start to get a bit of an artificial tang to the vanilla that makes for a less than optimally clean finish.

Didn't have high hopes, and they were realized. Decent, tasty beer, nothing to write home about or rush to buy.

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,517 ratings.