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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,530
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 40
Gots: 351 | 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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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter -
A – 3.5 – Good looking beer, dark brown almost black but not quite opaque. No real head on it. No lacing.
S – 3.5 – Nice vanilla, dark malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, nothing too complex though.
T – 3.5 – Same roasty, dark malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla flavors. Little bit of creaminess to it that gives it a thicker mouthfeel. Not too intense.
M – 3.75 – Nice thick mouthfeel for a lighter porter. Alc covered, aftertaste is light creamy/dark malts.
O – 3.5 – It's not amazing, but it's not that bad at all. Nice winter beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What is not to like. The vanilla is not over-powering, the color is spectacular and the taste can't be beat. Tonight I am going to be drinking a lot of this one! Anything Leinenkugel's makes is going to be awesome and this is no exception. I wish I was drinking this right now!

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Pours out to a beautiful tan head and will produce lace that hangs around with a little agitation. Clear deep ruby color. Aroma is vanilla extract and a non beerlike sweetness. Flavor is sweet and toasty combination that just lays there. Mouthfeel is medium and co 2 is good. Overall, not what I consider a good brew except for using in recipes or washing down a breakfast of French toast and sausage.

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Now to the taste, I was totally taken back. Everything works in a great balance with malts, vanilla, very light coffee notes all of it in perfect harmony which creates something not overly complex but pleasantly smooth with good mouth feel and flavor.

Really didn't expect this to be as good as it is. Great for a session and great if your looking for something a little more complex than the general "run of the mill" but still simple enough for anyone to enjoy.

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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