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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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

BEER STATS
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#41,031
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
1,868
pDev:
17.2%
 
 
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Photo of OhioBeerFan
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty good tasting porter, one of Leinenkugel's better brews. It does have a thin, almost watery mouthfeel, but beyond that the vanilla aromas are just heart warming for the winter woes.

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Photo of Mickt465
3.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wl2bill
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a seasonal regular, like fall turning to winter. I get At least a 12pk every year, enjoy with family and friends, and save a couple to enjoy in the summer. Nothing outstanding just enjoyable and straight forward.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into chalice. No date.
Look is cloudy dark brown. Smell is light sweet roasted malt. Taste follows nose and very slight vanilla. Feel is light. Overall it is nice but I would have liked a little more vanilla note.

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Photo of PapaRott
4.84/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I do not often buy beer with any flavorings, but since this was from Leinenkugel and it was a Porter I figured it was a safe bet I would like it.
It has very subtle flavorings that makes gives it that different taste, but still remaining a "beer taste" Porter. This is very good and I would definitely give it a try !

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

Pretty light for a porter, in my opinion. Easy to drink, however, and could encourage folks who “don’t like dark beer” to try something new. Vanilla is less prominent than the molasses aftertaste.

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3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronlynch87
4.46/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jprudhomme7
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Demi
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cwkash
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drak-Nib
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I can’t say much since I downed this one like a fast metaphor, but I was pleased with the sweet vanilla as a balance for the dark porter. Kind of a yin and yang kind of thing. And at 6 percent, a little extra kick compared to most of the usual Leinie fare. More to come, I hope. 2017/11/13

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Photo of ClintGoodman
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Good looking, ok taste

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Photo of Ashleylsmalling
4.43/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is honestly a pretty good porter. It’s very straight forward with dark roasted malts, chocolate and some vanilla on the finish. It’s not super complex and honestly I’ve had much better, but I’d happily drink it again if offered. It doesn’t really stand out, but there are far worse out there.

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Photo of nomadotel
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very delicious vanilla porter at a great price. This will not set you back quite as much as many of the other craft brews. Taste is very consistent and of high quality ingredients. Smell is wonderful, but will not knock your socks off. I tend to get put off by porters with such strong smells. This brew has a much lighter color and the head is fairly small. Mouth feel is the only thing that keeps the score from being a solid 4.

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Photo of DrWho
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank it straight from the bottle, did I mention that I am a novice? The flavors consist of vanilla, chocolate notes, and coffee flavor. Has a creamy mouthfeel that is smooth and very drinkable. No aftertaste that I can detect. Not at all bitter, I think this beer has made it to my top tier list I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of gspirit
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very easy to drink porter. Nothing special but not bad by any means.

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Photo of JJSimo
4.26/5  rDev +24.2%
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 -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mkholmes25
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 1,868 ratings