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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,370
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
1,842
pDev:
17.25%
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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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Photo of benros222
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

Photo of yaksurf
2.71/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of March 26, 2018. Sampled on January 27, 2018.

Attractive looking dark brown pour with hints of ruby red in the light. A quick lived cream colored head.

Vanilla is the immediate sensation on the nose as promised followed by a burnt dark malt sensation. It also smells sweet but the hop profile is low to non-existent.

Smooth, creamy medium body.

They promise vanilla and that is the first thing I taste. But it does have a mildly bitter finish.

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3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Meherat
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The small is the first thing I noticed right after pouring. Smells like a mix between Vanilla Coke and very malty. Not a trace of vanilla cold. But as it warms the vanilla becomes more present. Not a great beer. I would say it’s very dull and boring. But not terrible.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A surprisingly solid offering form Leinenkugel...

Right out of the bottle I was a bit perplexed by what i saw - a beer that had the look of a Coca-Cola, right down to the quickly dissipating head. I could not discern any type of scent at all - completely bland, though as it warmed I did get hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel was definitely carbonated, light-bodied and a tad watery across my tongue. I did enjoy the taste - solidly porter with notes of vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. I really did like this for that aspect. Overall, this was more than okay and I will enjoy the sixer I have.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very faint smell. Good looking beer overall, and has a good mouthful with average carbonation, balanced taste, and a slight refereshing aftertaste.

Good offering from Leine's, and maybe their best offering next to the Bavarian Dunkel. Recommended.

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Photo of kds2437
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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