Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Drift into winter with Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, back by popular demand as our Winter standalone. A fuller-bodied brew with hints of cocoa, coffee and caramel brought out by roasted malts and aged on real vanilla, our Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is smooth and creamy, making it perfect for warming up winter.

Added by TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012

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#40,658
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
1,848
pDev:
17.25%
 
 
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Photo of JJSimo
4.26/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Robust roasted hop taste with a hint of coffee/carmel. Not much for small. Nice head. Perfect for pork dishes.. and chocolate cherry cheese cake. Perfect winter beer to drink for the holidays.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mkholmes25
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SB2017
2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Root beer brown, weak foamy head. A nice red to it. Smells chemical and yeasty. The beer tastes quite mild, with solid balance of sweetness with bitter brown. Thin body. A generally weak beer without much standing out in way of flavor or quality.

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Photo of Anselm
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth and deep, with lots of chocolate and milky notes along with the vanilla. The vanilla flavor is similar to that of soft serve ice cream, not so refined sure but this is still a really good seasonal beer for the price and availability.

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Photo of ReneeNay
4.57/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, rich and flavorful. Easy to drink. Great Porter!

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour. Nearly black with 2 fingers of off-white head. Great lacing.

S: Roast and vanilla... cocoa and light espresso. Smells spot-on for the style.

T/F: Follows the nose. Roasted grains and burned sugars... dark chocolate and vanilla. Medium to light bodied. Smooth carbonation. Mild roast and hop bitterness but somewhat sweet. The finish is bittersweet roast with vanilla on the aftertaste.

O: Once you get past the fact that it's a Leinenkugel's product this is actually a pretty solid porter. As a 'Vanilla Porter' it absolutely delivers.

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Photo of moundbz
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice dark black color in the pour with little head. I think this beer smells great with the hints of vanilla in there. The taste is average and the feel is kinda tingy on my tongue. Overall I'm sure I overrated this beer, but I think it's good.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobstockwell
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of achepil
1.49/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nunitn
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good introduction to vanilla Porter's but you can taste the mass production

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Photo of generalraider
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pav42
4.61/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kelseyr713
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, vanilla, hint of coconut, and a hint of spicy hops. Fits the style an American Porter. Mouth feel is quite sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight roasted malt bitterness. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, vanilla, hint of coconut, hint of Euro yeast, hint of corn, and a hint of spicy hops. Overall, weak appearance, simple aroma, weak body, and distinct sharpness.

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Photo of kkarimi
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbower205
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good winter brew - hints of vanilla, chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of spectru
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Coffee colored with a cream colored head, not frothy; dissipates moderately quickly; leaves a film rather than lacing The aroma is pleasant but unremarkable. Feels a little flat. Flavor is not bad but not great. Got a six from the grocery store; Unlikely I'll buy it again.

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 1,848 ratings