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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 40
Gots: 346 | 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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Ratings: 1,529 | Reviews: 256
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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.

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Great tasting and subtle vanilla flavor. Perfect for the season.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this as a draft and cannot justify the look of the beer because I had it in a bar glass

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another well made beer.. Nice and smooth.. Great vanilla flavor! And at 6% no alcohol detected. A winner.. And a great transition beer!

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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.

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Nice job miller

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.