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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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1,029 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 11
Gots: 59 | 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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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

11-17-2012 02:32:59 | More by Dapperticus
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

09-02-2013 01:56:48 | More by KellyScottMad
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Boverhof3

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

11-28-2013 00:26:52 | More by Boverhof3
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Audio_Phile

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

02-16-2014 02:43:44 | More by Audio_Phile
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear medium-dark brown with large tan head which dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is initially vanilla that fades into a pleasant roasted malt with strong cocoa notes. Taste is vanilla, and sweet Mexican chocolate, very mild and smooth drinking. Aftertaste is like a store-bought chocolate cookie. Not an intense beer; very mellow and pleasant on the palate.

I had a case of this in my cooler at a neighborhood BBQ and it disappeared quickly.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 18:20:25 | More by wattoclone
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mitch3114

New York

4.38/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured bottle into stout glass

A- A nice dark porter with a reddish hue as light reflects and refracts through it. A brief light tan head appears and fades to a small island about the size of a quarter that floats in the center of my glass

S- A nice warm roasty smell with some aromas of vanilla. Just as expected. A little bit of a fruit smell. Perhaps plum? Not hoppy or over the top.

T- Some chocolate roasted malts and a hint of vanilla. Virtually no hops in the taste. I'm not a java head when it comes to beers so this is right up my alley as the roasted malt and coffee flavors are subdued and not very evident. This is a very good beer from the Leinenkugel's!

M- Rich, smooth, creamy medium bodied porter that is as easy to drink as an AAL, but with all the great flavors of a good dark ale.

O- I had this on tap at Bomber's Burritos in Schenectady last year and it paired well with my dinner. It was also good enough fro me to remember a year later as I saw this out and grabbed a bottle to refresh my memory. This is one of the best porters I have had. It is well balanced and easy to drink. It's low ABV makes it a great session ale and at around 15 bucks for a 12 pack, it's a steal! Try this beer if you like smooth, easy drinking stouts and porters.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 03:12:45 | More by mitch3114
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.31/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank this straight out of the bottle. The smell of the beer is very soft and faint almost non existent. However that being said the taste more than makes up for it. This beer has such a great balance of malts and the sweetness of the vanilla. There is little no no bitterness and is unlike any other porter i have ever had. I really enjoyed this one and would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

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RickS95

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's nice looking. A bit light for my liking, think dark cola. But the head is an attractive shade of dark beige and lasts a good while. A finger and a half thick at the beginning eventually winds down to a thin cover, leaving a decent lace.

Mostly malt in the nose. As the bottle suggests, there's a splash of vanilla and coffee, but both are fairly repressed and play backup roles. As it warms, the chocolate finally comes through.

The taste is pretty special. The vanilla and coffee both are more aggressive. A combination of chocolate and caramel malt round out the taste.

Sweet and creamy, a modicum of bitter for balance. Smooth. Only more alcohol and thickness would increase the score.

This is a really good beer, especially in the cooler months. Overall, a porter than can stand up with almost any other I've had, and generally cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 03:44:07 | More by RickS95
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palma

New York

4.28/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is underrated. Reviewers will bash it because it is from Leinenkugel (owned by miller) and because it has the word vanilla in the name.

This beer has a great roasted taste with just enough vanilla. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. Light to medium bodied which is what I really enjoy. There is no reason for this beer to be a charcoal dry, high gravity bomb. But thats what people want to see in order to give a good review. Shouldnt review like that. You should be reviewing it for what it is - a mild american porter with vanilla added. In that case, this is an excellent example.

Nice job miller

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2013 21:46:56 | More by palma
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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Minnesota

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Indiana

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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Wisconsin

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New York

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07-05-2013 22:05:23 | More by CaverDave
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.